- Leaking Avid Brake Lever.
Yesterday I had to cut my ride short when my rear Elixir R seized on and I had to remove the pads to get home. Anyway while trying to free up the pistons while back at home I had a brake fluid leak from the reach adjust dials. So I’ve ordered a bleed kit but are there other parts I’m going to need to replace. These are first hydraulic discs I’ve had, all my others are BB7’s, so I’ve no experience in dealing with them. And yes I’m expecting a lot of advice to bin them and buy Hope or Shimano.
ThanksPosted 4 years agoextremenikMember
It will be the lever piston seals, you haveto take the reach adjuster out, and the lever then with circlip pliers take out the piston/bladder.
Could try seals on the piston which i get from BIke goo, but it will probally need the bladder assembly which will cost you £20.Posted 4 years agocreedyMember
I had this on mine. Thought I’d have to buy new inner seals and such for lever. However after bleeding it a second time it stopped leaking. I wonder if it’s a design fault with the brake lever seal piston. Ps avids are a right pain in the bum to set and bleed. A 3 hand lob. Good vid on YouTube thoughPosted 4 years ago
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