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    solution for all Avid brake problems....


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    Man, that's cold!
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    Or just send them to me. I'll even send you a pre-paid mailer.

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    Have not had any problems with mine in over a year. Came stock on bike and they work just fine.

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    I'm an Avid fan too. They seem to lack the modulation of Shimano, but they work pretty darn well and their bleed kit is by far my favorite to use.
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    Send me your BB-7's, I'll send you beer.

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    I must be one of very few who has problem free Avids. My 2012 X0's perform flawlessly. No fan boi or anything. Just advising mine are trouble free so far.

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    Bought a set of juicy carbons and they've been nothing but trouble. Gotta agree with the OP, it's sad when a downgrade is an upgrade.

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    The dumpster is the only solution. I fight with those things every day. Avid makes the worst disc brakes. i would put on a set of cantis before i rode another avid brake. (i just farted)

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    Avid brakes are great when they're working correctly. Problem is, they rarely work correctly. Every set I've had needed bleeding every few weeks. They were all noisy as hell too.

    Long live Shimano XT.

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    Hmmmm.....my '08 Juicy 5's are still running strong. My '11 Elixir R's have been trouble free.....did require a bleed out of the box + one more after that.....but I had to shorten the hose.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudsckipor View Post
    . i would put on a set of cantis before i rode another avid brake.
    Be careful what you wish for, Avid makes cantilevers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    Be careful what you wish for, Avid makes cantilevers too.
    Those are actually pretty nice. I'm down with BB7's too. It's their hydro systems that irritate me.

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    I've ridden several of the Juicy models, BB7s and Elixirs. Currently on Elixir CRs, and they've been holding up pretty well, given the abuse I put them through. They lack the modulation that my XTs have, but I'm running larger rotors too. I've experienced problems with disc brakes, but I can't say those problems have been limited to or even characteristic of Avid's products.
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    I've had juicy's, CRs, and two pairs of elixirs. Loved them all. That being said a lot of the brake problems I work with are avids. Guess I'm lucky.

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    Problems aside, I also think XT brakes feel better. I haven't bled the new style ones yet, but I did like being able to do a gravity bleed on the previous generations.

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    Got some elixi x9s hat came stock with my Transition TR250.
    No problems so far.

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    That dumpster is far too nice of a final resting place for a set of elixirs. They should all be melted down and poured into dog sh*t shaped molds, which would be a true representation of there stopping prowess. Seriously, why no recall? I'm on my third set and they still feel like, well, dog sh*t!

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    Ok, so what's the problem with the BB7's? I'm new to disk brakes, and have a set bb7's on my new tandem and am just trying to get a better understanding of this system.

    thanks!

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    user setup?

    Have found the Park tools site offers a wee bit better setup details.need to properly bleed or adjust bb7s to get max results.if no luck rebuild the master or caliper.I had doubts about hydros till having tried avids well designed bleed system....patience helps.....Park Tool Co. » ParkTool Blog » Avid® Juicy Caliper Brake Bleed Service always easier to blame the product & not the users fault-no?
    Last edited by 02_NRS; 03-08-2012 at 05:49 AM. Reason: forgot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by '02 NRS View Post
    Have found the Park tools site offers a wee bit better setup details.need to properly bleed or adjust bb7s to get max results.if no luck rebuild the master or caliper.I had doubts about hydros till having tried avids well designed bleed system....patience helps.

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    love the bb7 set up on my gravel bike. have elixer calipers and ultimate levers on another bike and have had problems on both ends. no more sram hydros for me.
    "if you can't be good, be good at it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bt View Post
    My thoughts, exactly...

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    I have 07 J7s that are still running strong. Good power and decent modulation. 2 bleeds so far and all is well...probably should bleed them before summer though.

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    I also must be one of the few who have had flawless performance. I've been running my Avid Codes for a year and no problems. The only work done on them was a bleed after after 8 months of heavy use. They're simple to dial in, run quiet, great modulation, and amazing stoping power.

    I Love my Codes!
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