Sooo I have a set of Elixir brakes. Every time the pads wear out and I replace them, I end up having to make a trip to my LBS to get the brakes fixed. In practice, the brakes either need a rebleed as the lever pulls to the bar giving me limited braking (not ideal when out on the trail with a big descent beckoning) or in last nights case, the pistons don't retract properly and I end up riding the best part of thirty miles with a front brake rubbing to the extent that the front wheel wouldn't turn freely. It was a cracking night but the feeling of riding through treacle began to lose it's appeal after a while!
So the question is do I have a duff set of brakes necessitating a warranty return or is the problem better solved by a credit card and a bin. Just to add to the joy, the shifters have an integrated mount with the brakes meaning I can't just take the brakes off and use another brake. Garrrrrrrr!