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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
It's not the calipers, it's the pads. Replace with KoolStop Dura-type cartridges and pads, especially on the front. Braking will improve immediately.
I disagree some here. My personal experience with a budget Bikesdirect bike show even after replacing the single pivot caliper with a high quality Tektro brake pad, the stopping power only goes up slightly.

Then, I replaced the caliper with a dual pivot Tektro caliper and Tektro brake pads, and the stopping power went up exponently like.

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