How do you stop your bike in the rain?
Today was the first day since I bought my bike eight months ago that it has seriously rained. (I live in Southern California.) My brakes are reduced to literally about 5% of capacity. They were so useless on my ride to work this morning that I gave up and walked most of the way.
Is there a clever solution I’m not thinking of? Can I buy more rubbery brake pads that work better than the ones I have now? Is this even normal? Is there something horribly wrong with my brakes?
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