Re: New to MTB’ing and Utah

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"bsheidler" wrote

Welcome to Utah.

My guess is you have 2 problems — cable slippage (or possible stretch), and brake fade.

Thank you bsheidler.

I’ve actually had it back in the shop for the breaks under warrantee the first time they went out. That time, they replaced the front caliper. I adjust the cables often but I think that (as you noted) I was riding the break too much but I’m also convinced that it’s not a high quality bike and given my size and riding style, I needed to upgrade. The Avid kit is due on Monday.

Thanks for the advice!