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    Avid Elixir 3 problem

    I have white Elixir 3 brakes that are brand new. After I bed them in, the rear brake has good power, but it has a very gritty feeling, as if there is sand somewhere even though that is impossible. It also makes a sound like there is sand scratching the pads. What could be the problem? What problems can emerge from braking too hard while bedding in? Thanks

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    Maybe your pads got glazed from too long a stopping attempt before they were bedded in. Try sanding them and re-bedding them.

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    I will try removing the brake pads and sanding them a bit and bed them in tomorrow. Thanks for the help!

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