It is a well known story the use of Taiwanese knockoff's of traditional
dual pivot designs failed miserably on many early Bacchetta's. Company
releases on usenet and discussion forums hinted at the investigation of
better Kool Stop brake pads which they eventually moved towards.
However there still are many pre-Kool Stop bikes around with inadequate
stopping ability especially with plus 200 lb. riders.
Word is, the delay in the change was strictly money related waiting
for the "cheapest" possible price.
Bacchetta would put in harms way, their customers to save a few