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Avid Elixir 5's - Repair or Replace
#1
Hiya chaps

As ive mentioned my sodding elixirs have gone again !  The rear brake keeps binding and feels like its dragging constantly, its definitely a problem with the rear brake as ive swapped the brakes over and the problem doesnt occur if i mount the front caliper on the rear,  Each time this problem occurs the solution is to rebleed and reassemble the rear caliper.

Its happened 3 times now and each time has reoccured within a month ... Do i pay someone to strip and replace all seals in the caliper and have this occur again and again or just count my losses and bin them for a better more bling brakeset that doesnt have reoccurring problems ?  

Im fed up of them tbh !
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#2
There's obviousely a problem with the rear caliper so I would get it serviced with new piston and seals. Lots of us have Elixir's now and none of us have had any problems (except Nick) I think they are bloody awsome brakes so I would stick with them.
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#3
"Treehugger" Wrote:There's obviousely a problem with the rear caliper so I would get it serviced with new piston and seals. Lots of us have Elixir's now and none of us have had any problems (except Nick) I think they are bloody awsome brakes so I would stick with them.

Stop being so sensible  Sad I do like the 5's but why not use this chance to upgrade ? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Shimano_Deore_XT_Hydraulic_Disc_Brake_Set_-_OE/5360050952/">http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Shima ... 360050952/</a><!-- m --> MMM look at all that adjustment   :B :B

A service kit is £25-£30 plus fee's to fit, i also need new brake pads = £10 new rotors as mine are worn down = £30 .... Mark, russ and Jon have always raved about the servo-wave aswell ! for that price am i stupid to say no ?
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#4
Surely they are still within warranty?
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#5
IF within warranty, replace, if not, fix and flog and go back to rim brakes as you're clearly too macho and amazing for discs.
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#6
Steve, performance wise i dont think XT is an upgrade.
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#7
What ever you do, do it soon. The SITS is only just over a month away so unless you want Nick to kick you for hours on end I wouldn't leave it to the last minute
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#8
&quot;Laggingbehind&quot; Wrote:What ever you do, do it soon. The SITS is only just over a month away so unless you want Nick to kick you for hours on end I wouldn't leave it to the last minute

If he changes then now, there'll stil be three more changes before SITS!  Tongue
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#9
The thing is i now have it set in my mind that if i fix them ... Will they bust again ? As great brakes that they are ive lost my trust in them !
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#10
Be honest you've made your mind up that you want to change them so it should be a 'what brake' thread really Wink
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