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Old 07-10-09, 01:06 PM
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
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Try adjusting the travel, as in how "loose" or "tight" they are.

It's kinda personal preference, but you'll be able to figure out whether you prefer the brakes to grab instantly when you tug on the levers or if you'd want to be able to squeeze the levers a little more.

Besides that, and assuming that the pads are adjusted properly and you're pulling below the pivot point of the levers, you can't escape the fact that skinny, high-pressure tires will never brake as well as fat, wide, lower-pressure tires. More rubber on the ground means more grip.
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