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    Elixir 9 seized up

    About a mile into my ride the front piston seized up took the pads out, re-set it, happened again. Then my rear piston seized up a mile later. Is there anything I can do or should I just send em back under the warranty and get new ones? I have only had the bike just under two months. Thanks.

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    I've worked on many an Avid brake and usually what happens is the dot fluid causes the seals to swell and jam them up. First answer these questions and I will see if i can help. How old are they and have they been bled ever?

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    They are about less then two months old. Came on my new Santa Cruz and as far as I know they were pre-bled.

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    Well no telling how long they sat in a warehouse. I'd completely flush them and lube the pistons to start. Hopefully that helps

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