avid elixir 5 brakes help

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leightonmtb
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avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby leightonmtb » Sat Dec 22, 2012 13:49 pm

Hi all new to mtb just got a second hand fuji Nevada but the bike had no pads in front just been out and fitted new ones but there are no brakes any idea what i need to do to get them to work cheers leighton

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WindyG
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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby WindyG » Sat Dec 22, 2012 14:34 pm

Maybe the caliper has seized

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby leightonmtb » Sat Dec 22, 2012 15:04 pm

The lever moves ok and you can hear what i think is air in the cable so just took it all apart pull lever and no fluid came out and i think it could be empty any more ideas

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby WindyG » Sat Dec 22, 2012 15:33 pm

I think have answered your own question....no fluid = no brakes

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby leightonmtb » Sat Dec 22, 2012 16:05 pm

Cheers windyg you was very helpful :?

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby Greer_ » Sat Dec 22, 2012 17:06 pm

Seems a bit strange to have no fluid at all in the hose but you'll need to buy a bleed kit - www.epicbleedsolutions.com are brilliant and cheap - fill the hose with fluid, and then bleed it.

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby leightonmtb » Sat Dec 22, 2012 23:13 pm

After searching the net and investigating calipers i found out one of the piston are missing so priced up parts plus bleed kit so i decided to buy another set of brakes off the forum and will be listing the elixir 5s on this forum cheers for the help guys

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby The Rookie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 08:44 am

Pistons don't just go missing! WTH?

Photo just to be sure you really do have a gaping hole in the caliper!

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Re: avid elixir 5 brakes help

Postby Mojo_666 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 21:21 pm

The Beginner wrote:Pistons don't just go missing! WTH?

Photo just to be sure you really do have a gaping hole in the caliper!


They can if you take the wheel off the pads out and play pull the lever.


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