I just installed a new set of Avid Elixirs and rotors. A buddy told me about a trick to optimize the break in of the new pads and rotors (helping to maximize stopping power, and minimize the chances of squealing). It goes something like this:
1) Ride down any hill long enough to heat the brakes up;
2) Immediately squirt water on the calipers;
3) Ride up hill again and repeat several times.
He said he got this method off of MTBR somewhere, but I searched and couldn't find it anywhere. The Elixir owner's manual doesn't give any break in tips...just says it will take 20-40 stops to realize full braking power.
Any opinions on whether the above method is a good idea, or whether there are better ideas for breaking in a new set of hydraulic brakes?
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