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Brake Issues

Looking for opinions on a brake upgrade.

I currently have Purple Hayes F&R with 8" rotors and I just can't seem to achieve strong braking power. The brake lines have been replaced, genuine Hayes pads are new(ish), and I'm using DOT4 fluid ... but nothing helps. Everytime I bleed the system with my little leach kit, some air pockets exit at the top (lever end). Even after a fresh bleed, the brakes are still mushy, to the point that sometimes the lever comes all the way back to the bar. I have even had the LBS bleed the system with similar results.

I guess I have a few options.

#1 - try out the new Goodridge stainless lines (might be worth a shot)
#2 - full rebuild of current brakes (master cylinder and/or calipers)
#3 - install complete new brake system

What I want is a solid brake feel without too much play.

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