After a few rides on the Bontrager post mount brakes with Aeolus 3 Carbon Clinchers and cork pads, my report is the braking is fine. Controlled, consistent, modulated...yes. I live in KS, i ask a lot less of my brakes than many of you. Did i notice a huge difference in braking power or feel...no. I do like the centering feature, nice for multiple wheel changes.