Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    2

    Avid Elixir Front Brake

    Hey everyone, first post here. Great forum! Really learning a lot.

    I am new to MTBing, and am starting to figure little things out here and there.

    I have noticed that my front brake on my Trek has been giving me problems. I have the Avid Elixir set up. Whenever I apply the front brake, it seems to then lock up and won't release for some time. After I first apply the brake, there is then a little of wiggle and play in the brake lever.
    Any ideas here? Should I replace the pads? Would bleeding the brakes help?


    Sent from my Note 2 using Tapatalk 4

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    45
    You've got a caliper problem. Take it to a good bike shop that understands mountain bikes and have them tear into it.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    2
    Yeah, I think I will. I just did a search on how to fix caliper problems, and I would have no Idea what I am doing.

    Sent from my Note 2 using Tapatalk 4

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-21-2013, 07:57 PM
  2. Avid Elixir R front brake on the rear
    By drummerdude in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-26-2013, 09:52 AM
  3. Avid Elixir CR Brake Problem
    By gmats in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-28-2012, 10:39 AM
  4. Avid elixir 5 brake rub
    By wfo922 in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-29-2012, 07:19 PM
  5. Avid Elixir Brake Issues
    By 1reddawg in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-26-2012, 09:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •