My girlfriend just bought a new Trek Domane with 105 hydraulic disc brakes. Upon her first ride she noticed that to fully engage the brakes she has pull the levers almost all the way to the handlebars. She’s used to my SRAM disc brakes which are adjusted to what I feel is normal bite. I told her it’s probably a free stroke adjustment that the shop would do as part of the post break-in adjustment.
However, they say that’s just the way they are and that she’ll get used to it. I’m thinking either they didn’t want to adjust the free stroke, or possibly they need to be bled, which I’m sure they don’t want to do either.
Or do the new 105’s actually have this much lever pull before the brakes bite?
The reach and lever fit are good for her.
Thanks for any insight.