Is this for real? Avid Elixir R sale on Merlin
SOunds about right for Merlin deals! I got some Juicy 7's a few yrs back reduced from £270 to £135 from them.
Currently waiting on an order from CRC that is still processing from Wednesday. One of the bits has coincidentally (?) disappeared from the website, so I suspect is out of stock. I've e-mailed for an update but heard nowt.
Why didn't I just get what I required from Merlin!?
I might e-mail CRC later to cancel the entire order and get it from Merlin instead.Posted 7 years agoalpinMember
had a guy last week running Avid Elixirs on his Cannondale thingamajig.
the brakes locked up totally tot he point you couldn't turn or even remove the wheel without alomst excessive brute force.
we tried pushing the pistons back in…. pushing them out… cleaning them… but all to no avail.
the poor sod had to walk 500m down a mountain and then get a taxi to town. he ended up missing out on a superb (no really… absolutely superb) bit of trail because of his Avid brakes.
turns out that it's a common problem (says the main connodale dealer in Germany) and occurs when the temperature changes too rapidly. we were at 2300m and had decended about 600m before his brakes locked up.
problem was 'solved' the next day by opening the valve and letting out a little oil.
i wouldn't buy them.Posted 7 years agob rMember
Where did all the avid haters crop up from I've had mine since 06 and never had any problems, like 0 problems out in the alps each year since (4 weeks use constantly) and mega avalanche track ect… no worries at all!?
That works out at 16 weeks use, over 4 years…
Try running them constantly in the UK grime, you'd then have a different view.Posted 7 years agofbkMember
Elixirs on my 223, Elixirs on my XC bike. Both raced, both been to the alps, both run regularly in the "UK grime"(TM?)
They're a little fiddly to bleed but, other than that, I ve been more than happy with them – finally waved good bye to arm pump after years of Mini/M4/Mono minis.
So ner 😉Posted 7 years ago
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