Elixir 3 reach adjustment

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MonkFunk
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Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby MonkFunk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:18 am

Just looking for some clarification on reach adjustment for Avid Elixir 3 brakes.

I have been adjusting my cockpit setup to try to get a better position for one-finger braking. I have tried to adjust the reach so that the starting position of the lever is closer to the bars. However turning the allen screw, even all the way in, seems to have had no perceptible difference to the lever start position. However it has had a very noticable effect on the amount of lever travel before the bite point. With the screw turned fully in but then backed off a bit, the brakes are now much sharper with less "dead" travel before the bite which is good, but the overall start position of the lever still seems slightly too far away from the bars.

Is this normal or is there something I am not doing correctly?

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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby benpinnick » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:29 am

Thats odd. Base level elixirs dont have bite point adjustment, only reach! You have to go to the 9 before you get both. What year are they?
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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby MonkFunk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:44 am

Not sure of the year but looks like this....

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I've got it as stock on both of my bikes (Rockrider 8.1 and Vitus Blitz 1) and this happens on both of them!

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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby nicklouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:48 am

you are aturning the correct allen screw?

However turning the allen screw, even all the way in
should move the lever away from the bar. and will (can) reduce the pad to rotor distance with will sharpen up the brakes.

http://www.sram.com/avid/setup-guides/h ... rake-setup
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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby MonkFunk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:04 am

Hi Nick,

I downloaded the user guide below and I am turning the allen screw in picture 5.

http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/ywjNW ... ixir_1.pdf

I assumed turning it in would move the lever closer. I guess I'll try turning it out fully the other way and see what happens. It's shame though if this then brings back the dead lever travel as I like the feel much better! Not sure which is going to be worse actually, having the lever slightly too far away but feeling sharper, or having it closer but loose?!

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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby benpinnick » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:30 am

Its going to be worse for arm pump if you have a sharp feel further away, as your fingers will be further extended when braking.
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Re: Elixir 3 reach adjustment

Postby MonkFunk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:44 am

benpinnick wrote:Its going to be worse for arm pump if you have a sharp feel further away, as your fingers will be further extended when braking.


Good point. I'll give it a go the other way.

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