Not sure if this is normal on a bike . ( on a car its a definite NO! ) I find if I apply my front brake ( very firmly ) .. I can get it to kiss the grip. If I pump it a few times it stays about an inch away from the grip. I fitted new pads and discs about a month ago. BTW This ONLY happens if I press the brake lever VERY HARD.. on light application its fine. .. is this normal??? I first thought the system needed bleeding, so Ive done that a few times .. no air bubbles...no change. I've even checked for visual signs of the brake hose expanding ( thinking it may be fatigued ) Is it possible that the seal in the caliper is cauising this sponginess.