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After about 500 miles my front brake seams to have finally worn in. I'm finally able to comfortably two finger the brake. But I think once I wear the stock ones down I will try the middle of the road option and see how they fare.
 

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After about 500 miles my front brake seams to have finally worn in. I'm finally able to comfortably two finger the brake. But I think once I wear the stock ones down I will try the middle of the road option and see how they fare.
Is it as bad as the article made it to be? I just don't want to be in shock this weekend when I pick it up and find how long it takes to brake.
 

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I've had mine for a couple weeks, granted I've always been on sports bikes, but the brakes do seem to be lacking. Braking distance with 170 pound passenger is about 165ft I think.
 

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Initially, they are pretty weak. Full hand braking as well as rear brake were definitely required for good stopping. I am used to types of brakes 70's brakes (horrid) and sportbike brakes. I'd highly suggest leaving extra distance. I am now only two fingering the brake and getting results that I am pleased and completely comfortable with, even riding in the rain the past few days. So, initially, they're pretty bad, leave extra distance and be prepared to use both brakes. Once you've worn them in, I'd say you'll be good to ride normally (if this is not your first bike) and account for your normal braking distance. I've only used the rear brake the past few days to avoid rolling at stops.
 
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