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got a kona process 134 & am wondering how long it should take to run the brakes in?

Or should they work out of the box?

On my first ride they felt a little under powered, so have assumed they need some time to produce the goods

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Usually you bed-in your brakes which takes all of 10 minutes then you're ready to go. That said, I had a set of these on a new Stache 6 and they were way underpowered, almost to the point of being dangerous. I never bled them b/c I sold the bike but that's what I would try first. From my experience I wouldn't expect too much from these.
 

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Actually the bedding process can take a bit more than 10 minutes. Often it will take multiple rides to fully bed in a new set of disc brakes. With that said, they should improve over 5 or 6 rides, depending on ride length, braking technique, etc. However, as MTBeing noted, the M505 is not a top of the line brake, and, depending on the application, may not produce the best performance even when fully bedded. So keep your expectations reasonable.

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