Thats how it is set but still lots of travel. Perhaps I am expecting too much for such lowly components, promax is never going to perform like XTR after all.
it has absolutely nothing to do with 'low end' products. If in doubt, take it to a shop. Promax calipers and their Tectro, Avid and RST cable variants are piss easy to set up and have no issues with 'travel'. You clearly need further assistance - unfortunately its easier to do
but an hour to explain.
where the cable connects to the caliper - that lever needs to be pulled up to bring the pads nearer to the disc - then
you clamp the cable and use the barrel adjusters to shorten/ lengthen the cable if the pads rub. It never sits at its maximum setting, only like that would you get your problem of 'too much travel' - its like squeezing a set of road brakes nearer the rim before you tighten the cable - same principle.