Deore Brake Stoping Power


#1

So my brakes have pretty fresh pads, and were recently bled, but it feels like I am lacking stoping power compared to what it seems other bikes ive ridden.

Any advice on to how to get them really dialed?


#2

What type of pads? Resin ones are quieter but don’t offer as much bite at metal pads


#3

I run organic front semi metalic in the rear. Someone thought I may have a contaminated front but it bites just not how i expect it to. Any luck burning pads or just toss em?


#4

The lack of bite may be due to the type of pad material, not neccessarily because it’s contaminated. If I was going to mix pad compounds, I’d have the grabier metallic ones on the front as they do most of the work.

I’ve tried scuffing up and re-bedding suspected contaminated pads, but in the end I just tossed them and put new ones on. I’ve also had pads like to glaze over, kept scuffing the pads and re-bedding them, only to have them glaze over again. I ended up replacing pads and rotors and they’ve been great ever since.


#5

I think I will swap em over and give them a full bleed. See if that improves anything. I can’t really remember why I set my brakes up like this, but there was some idea in my head!


#6

I have used the burning method many times to rid resin pads of contamination from cleaners or dirt or whatever. Heat them up slowly with a blow torch until they catch on fire and let them burn off. After they cool, sand them gently. I also clean the rotor braking surface with brake cleaner.