That's it.. i've had enough of my avid exliris. I've preserved.. i've tired to like them. I've had them bled countless times, tried every type of pad and they still play up.
last month I hit the W2 trail, half way round and my rear brake lever goes to the bar and i have no brake. Brilliant! so take it to skyline and they say "don't tell me, it's avid right" so they get it sorted by bleeding again and it starts working again.
Rode the quantocks on saturday and all seemed fine again. So i go out for a night ride in bath with a few mates last night, a few miles into the ride and i have no front brake.. Don't flipping believe this. Rode the rest of the trail with just a rear brake.
So that's it. the final straw. Gunna hit rosebikes in a minute and order some slx's. I actually might smash up those god awful avid's as I don't want any pain inflicted on anyone else.
Friend has a set of old saints. He hasn't done anything with them in 3 years. He's been on the same set of pads for 2 alps trips!!
He said they just work.
What it is it with these avid elixirs? The guys at skyline said 99% of brake problems they get in are avids. Also one of the mobile mechanics in bristol said he gets loads of problems with avids and very rarely shimano.
Are the seals bad at letting crap in? are they a bad design?