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How do you adjust Avid Elixir brakes?

Loosen each pad adjustment knob an equal amount. Grab lever at end of pad and push toward center of caliper body, pulling pad outward and away from caliper. Repeat process for second pad. Push lever to center of caliper body and lift to remove.

What brake fluid Do Avid brakes use?

DOT 5.1
The Avid® hydraulic disc brake calipers use a DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 fluids. Never use a mineral oil in this system. During any work with DOT fluids, immediately clean any spills on the bike, caliper, or lever with a rag and isopropyl alcohol. DOT hydraulic fluids can potentially damage paint finish.

Can you use DOT 4 on Avid brakes?

Since DOT 4 and 5.1 are both glycol-based brake fluids they are compatible with each other, which means they can be readily mixed without harming your brake system. Others including Avid and Hope, choose to use DOT 5.1 in their brakes.

How to bleed elixir brakes with avid syringe?

For some Elixir brakes and newer Codes it means turning the pad contact adjustment until the bleed port is pointing up. Bleed. Fill an Avid bleed syringe about 1/4 full with DOT 5.1 fluid. Remove the bleed port and thread in the syringe.

How often should I Bleed my avid brake system?

Do not inject all of the fluid in the syringe, otherwise air may be reintroduced into the brake system. If the fluid entering the lever syringe is discoloured and dirty looking, this shows that the fluid is very old. We would recommend bleeding the system twice to rid the system of all of the old fluid.

What should I do with my avid bleed kit?

You may find it helps to squeeze and release the lever a few times during the process to help loosen any air bubbles trapped in the master cylinder. It is also important that your Avid bleed kit is in good condition as a leaky syringe or bleed fitting will make getting a good vacuum action difficult.

What’s the best way to bleed brake fluid?

De-gas the brake fluid to remove hidden air bubbles from the fluid. This will enable a better bleed. Hold each syringe with the tip pointed up and close the tube clamp. Now pull on the syringe plunger to create a vacuum.