I’m looking for some advice regarding the brakes on my road bike.
I bought my bike second hand a couple of years ago, a standard entry-level bike it came fitted with Tektro callipers which have never really inspired confidence, even after professional services, and so I’ve been considering changing them out for a while (with 105) but wasn’t really convinced a change would make much difference. With my current setup I take a number of meters to stop, even on flats at 18-20mph.
I recently spent some time abroad with work and hired a Felt F5 with a 105 groupset (5800 I think) which was awesome; on getting back on my own bike today the difference is stark. Could this be as simple as Tektro vs 105 callipers or is there likely something else going on?
For clarity my current setup is below:
Sora R3000 STI leavers
SwissStop Salmon blocks
Mavic Aksium wheels
My bike is due a service and figured if changing the callipers out will make as much of a difference as it first seems then it’ll be a no-brainer. Glad to hear and thoughts.