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    Avid Brake Bleed--Do I need the brake block?

    I am about to bleed my Elixir brakes for the first time...I have the Avid bleed kit and have read through the instructions a few times. I am hesitant to use the supplied brake blocks and here's why: The rotors I am using are not the HS1's that came with the brakes, but Alligator Serration rotors, which are a little bit thinner than the HS1's. If I use the Avid brake block, I'm afraid the pistons will be spaced out too far for use with the Alligator rotors I'm using.

    Should I skip inserting the brake block and just be real careful about not spilling any fluid? Or should I just use the block anyway?


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    Use the block anyway. The calipers will automatically adjust to the rotor thickness the first time you use them after the bleed.

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    If you don't use the brake block, you won't get the right amount of fluid in the system. As the above guy said, it won't matter once the pistons self adjust.

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    the block is not for the rotor

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