- Deore or avid elixir 5 sl
Don’t get Avids, when a mtb’r comes in to the shop and mentions they have a problem with their brakes 9 times out of 10 they are Avids and our hearts sink that little bit further, and yes…we do know how to bleed them but Avids are the achilles heel of every bike shop. And the levers are irritatingly flimsy and end up going sloppy.Posted 4 years ago
My bike has got avid elixir 5 sl fitted and there crap been bled by 2 dif shops and by my self 5 times in 10mth ever time they are great for about 2weeks leaver feels firm then just turns to sponge (air) new seal fitted buy 1 shop 4weeks ago say they said air was passing them……any way there crap again so was looking to replace them with these http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=67246 are they any good. ? Or should I stick with avids and try to get them sorted..
Sorry for long post.
ThanksPosted 4 years agodabMember
Avids are great for the first 12 months
Then good for the bin
Shimano SLX or deore would be my choice for the £££ in fact that’s what I bought
When my avid 5’s had been bled / rebuilt – good money after bad
Hope are v pretty but mega £££ and not as trouble free as the big s
Plus they do the servo wave thing that helps reduce
Pad drag when it’s manky
That’s worth the cash alone !!!Posted 4 years ago
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