Just read the thread on converting to Disk Brakes and the suggestion of upgrading normal brakes. Being quite a newbie to this, I have not really thought of upgrading or making brakes better. I ride a mid quality road bike and while the brakes are OK they could be better. I had always assumed the weak spot in braking to be the road to tyre link as the contact point must be very small (about the area of my little finger at a guess) so if you get better brakes can you actually use them without skidding? I tend to under use my brakes and so am a bit doubting as to the point of upgrading, but am keen to know if it is worth doing and how it is better or worth doing. Really only from a safety aspect as I am not chasing better times or performance. Present use and spec- I ride mostly on back roads and lanes for leisure with little town riding. Bike (Felt) has ... Brake Levers Shimano Sora STI Dual Control Brakeset Tektro 423A dual pivot brakes, Shimano Sora STI Dual Control levers Front Brake Tektro 423A dual pivot Front Brake Lever Shimano Sora STI Dual Control Rear Brake Tektro 423A dual pivot Rear Brake Lever Shimano Sora STI Dual Control I run it on slightly oversize road tyres.