I think I have a problem with the way my Juicy 7's are performing. I'm hesitant as these are the first disc brakes I have tried so not sure what to expect, my old bike having v brakes.
Basically I am disappointed in the grip between pad and disc and therefore the feel and ability to stop me and the bike. The lever feels ok, not spongy or anything like that but it just doesn't feel like the pads are biting very well.
The bike is second-hand brought from my local shop and is about 2 years old. I have checked the pads and they have meat left on them so I am thinking that either I have contaminates on the disc/pad or the pads have glazed or the system needs bleeding, although it doesn't feel like this is the case, or something else.
I may be expecting too much as I am a healthy 90ish Kg's so there is a fair bit of weight to haul up but when I am on downhill sections, nothing to fast as I have lost my bravery gene as I have got older, I am using the brakes to control my decent speed and I feel like it is not going to stop me Just don't feel confident in them. As I say these are not daredevil DH sections, just mild stuff in the forest.
My plan so far is to buy some disc cleaner and give that a go. Perhaps deglaze the pads or just buy some new pads. Try forcing any air out of the system by tie wrapping the lever back to the bar over night.
Failing this, go up a rotor size from 185 to 203?
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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