I've decided to stay with the V-brakes on my bike ,but would like to decrease the lever effort when applying them. I have the SD5 levers set up so the pads on the SD3 brakes don't apply until half way through the throw giving me more leverage. I have Kool-STOP DUAL COMPOUND pads installed. I cleaned the rims and adjusted pad angle. But after a couple of hours of riding, my forearms are tired. Maybe it's the age factor. But I would like to get my brakes to the point where I don't have to squeeze the levers so hard.
Do I change levers/brakes?
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