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    New elixir 5's - correct lever movement?

    I got a new bike and wanted to make sure my lever isnt going too far back. ive felt some others at stores and some barely move and others have a lot more "lever travel" does this seem correct?




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    Looks ok to me. Elixir's have reach adjusment don't they?
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    Yea they do. They have a dial but it didn't make much difference. Maybe a few mm

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    Thanks but I don't have that knob the 7's have. I'll have to check SRAMs site

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    What you need to do is take both wheels out, pump the lever until the pads touch making sure both pistons move, and push them back out. Repeat one more time and then put the wheel back on. When you advance the pads back to the rotor after that things should be more even.

    If you still have issues with no lever travel:
    1. Take the wheel off and spread the pads with the spacer
    2. Leave the spacer in, and crack the lever bleed screw.
    3. If a little fluid seeps out, this may have been the problem.
    4. Wipe off the fluid, make sure the bleed port is properaly torqued, and put the wheels back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessep View Post
    What you need to do is take both wheels out, pump the lever until the pads touch making sure both pistons move, and push them back out. Repeat one more time and then put the wheel back on. When you advance the pads back to the rotor after that things should be more even.

    If you still have issues with no lever travel:
    1. Take the wheel off and spread the pads with the spacer
    2. Leave the spacer in, and crack the lever bleed screw.
    3. If a little fluid seeps out, this may have been the problem.
    4. Wipe off the fluid, make sure the bleed port is properaly torqued, and put the wheels back on.
    I am confused. The OP is asking about the amount of lever travel he/she has. Is it too much, just right or not enough?
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    correct. im trying to see if i have too much lever travel

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    Down load the set up guide on this link (it has an extra page then the website)

    Read "Advancing the pad position"
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    thanks i'll give it a try and to jessep's credit, its pretty much what he was saying. thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Down load the set up guide on this link (it has an extra page then the website)

    Read "Advancing the pad position"
    so i did what the advancing pad position instructions said to do (same as jessep's) and its a lot firmer now. now my front even rubs a little lol, im sure the pads will wear down quickly

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