My brake has a up-front amount of pressure it needs before it will then engage. It feels like I'm actuating a clicky button and not a continuously moving brake. What could be causing this?

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    What is the Make/Model/age of brake? It might help get a better answer.
    – mattnz
    Aug 10 at 0:59
  • How much wear is there on the pads? Disk brake pads don't seem to last as long as rim brake pads did. Do the rear brakes feel the same as the fronts ?
    – Criggie
    Aug 10 at 1:43
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    I would almost go as far to say with hydraulic brakes, that wouldn't be to far from the norm. To me they are very On/Off, like they are designed more for stopping rather than slowing down
    – Hursey
    Aug 10 at 4:54
  • Sounds as if a deep overhaul is required.
    – Carel
    Aug 10 at 7:31
  • I am new to disc brakes and haven't ever serviced one. That said, I wonder if one or more of the pistons might be sticky? If it is that, it could be solved by taking the brake apart and cleaning the pistons with something like a toothbrush.
    – Weiwen Ng
    Aug 10 at 11:27

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