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Avid Elixir New Pads Rubbing

theotherjaketheotherjake Posts: 237
edited September 2010 in MTB workshop & tech

I fitted some new pads last night to my Boardman pro. But the pads are dragging on the rotors so badly the wheels wont freely rotate.

I pushed the pistons in with a screwdriver before pushing in the pads but somethings not right!

I did use Clarks pads instead the Avid ones as they only cost £5.99 instead of £20 for the Avids. I'm thinking now cheaper isnt necessarily better!



  • chedabobchedabob Posts: 1,133
    Push the pistons back further?
  • Makes sense. I will try a bigger screwdriver.
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    Makes sense. I will try a bigger screwdriver.

    maybe try something a little more firgiving to the caliper than a screwdriver though.....

    I like a tyre iron for this job.
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