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Rear Rim Brakes

When i bought my bike it came with "Tektro" direct mount rear brakes. My brakes dont squeak horrificly so i assume they are aligned correctly. The pads when pulled seem to make contact with the middle of the rim. The rim iteself is always kept clean so shouldnt be contaminated.

I just wanted to ask are rear breakes generally weaker compared to the fronts? My front brake bites really well, especially as physics deals with the weight transfer loading the front. Meanwhile my rear brake seems to drag without any bite and if i was to pull that one alone i'm sure it would take me a complete mile to stop, it feels that weak?

I dont remember having this problem on my old bike which had Shimano 105 model? sad Is this possible?

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