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    Uphill? What's that
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    Brakes for small hands

    I am having trouble finding brakes for my wife. I have to set the reach adjustment pretty close to the bars in order for her to reach the levers. The only problem is after a few runs her brakes start to fade and become quite dangerous. I have tried elixers, code r's , and codes. All have had the same problem. Has anyone else out there had this problem and have you found a reliable brake that stays consistant over a full day of riding.

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    The Hayes primes have served me well for days on end at whistler with reach set pretty far in.

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    run better brake fluid and bigger rotors. i havnt had any issues with my code r with a full synthetic fluid. im also running hopes a mono 4 and trials with synthetic 5.1dot and havnt had any issues. plus the hope levers have alot of adjustability

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    I have tiny hands and use the Codes for my DH bike. Take the time to bleed them thoroughly. Be meticulous! I have bled them one time and have never had them fade, this is with many days at bike parks. They have a pad adjustment I use when the pads start to wear to keep the reach and throw the same. If you need some bleed tips, let me know. Good luck with your search.

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    Uphill? What's that
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    Its not the bleeding.. I have had them bled by myself ( multiple times)2 local bike mechanics and a rep. From avid ( the longest they have lasted without fading has been about 4 days of riding)I have been riding codes for a couple of years myself and always feel them fade during a day of riding, it just does not bother me as much because I have large hands and have the reachadjustment set pretty far out so I never lose feel. Thanks for the tip but honestly I have pretty much given up on avid brakes for the wife.. I am probably going to look into the formulas and maybe shimano.

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