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    Avid Elixir 5 - when to change brake pads - how thick?

    Just wondering what the spec (thickness) is for when to change pads? I can't seem to find this information in the Avid documentation I've looked at. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnedshin View Post
    Just wondering what the spec (thickness) is for when to change pads? I can't seem to find this information in the Avid documentation I've looked at. Thanks for the help!
    As far as I know (that doesn't mean there isn't one), there is no specific spec as to when you should replace your pads. But I definitely wouldn't let them get worn anywhere close to the spring that holds most pads in the caliper/ away from the rotor. letting the pads get worn down to the spring can ruin a perfectly good rotor. Also running pads that worn can create other problems in my experience.
    Last edited by kcvpr; 01-27-2013 at 06:36 PM.

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    Replace at 3mm ie 1mm of pad thickness left

    AvidŽ mechanical brake pads should be removed and replaced if the pad thickness, including the metal holder, is less than 3mm
    Same thickness for Hydro brakes.
    Thanks Google From here Parktools
    Last edited by mitzikatzi; 01-27-2013 at 06:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Replace at 3mm ie 1mm of pad thickness left


    Same thickness for Hydro brakes.
    Thanks Google From here Parktools
    Perfect, thanks so much for spoon feeding me!

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