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Raleighguy29

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Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« on: May 29, 2013, 10:40:08 PM »
I have a question. Why do some if not all elixir brakes make noise.  I say some. Because my new stumpy has elixir 7.5 if I remember right and they goble like a damn turkey in heat. I have a set of plain ole elixirs on my hard tail and they are quiet. My sons new 26 camber has elixir 5.5 on it and they grab better and are quieter then my stumpys brakes. And I've been told clean the rotors change the brake pads to a different compound that will shut them up. If its that easy why didn't SRAM do that in the first damn place. Bike has 350
Miles on it and I'm
About ready to ditch these goblers and put some
Shimano xt's or xtr's on it.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 10:53:49 PM »
Just put Shimano's on it and be done with it... You will not regret it.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 06:42:05 AM »
That's what I'm about ready to do.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 08:39:59 AM »
I have the Camber Elite and my brakes goble big time.

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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 08:54:31 AM »
Kool Stop organic brake pads fixed by Elixir CRs from screeching.

I still (kind of) want to switch to Shimanos, but just because the Elixirs need to be bled so much. Otherwise I'm happy with them.

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Re: Loud noisy elixir brakes.
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 09:13:19 AM »
+1 for the newer model xt brakes, switched to them this winter and they have performed great with no maintenance needed yet.

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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 09:25:44 AM »
The gf has 2012 XT and I have 2012 XTR.  Both are great breaks.  However, they squeal in snow, wet grass, rain, or when the dog shakes off next to them.  Any amount of moisture will make them loud.  Most of the time they are very quiet since trails close when wet.  My previous brakes were 2006 XT and they never made a sound under any conditions.  Not sure why newer ones are noisy when wet.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 07:16:31 PM »
Other than the classic bb7, I've never between a fan of avid brakes. So many people I've run into have always had issues with them.
I run hope and they are great, but my next choice would be shimano xt or Hayes, but i haven used Hayes in a few years now, not sure how the newer ones are. The old hfx9 were set and forget.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 09:18:03 PM »
I switched away from Avid too - in addition to the noise, I got tired of sticky pistons, messing with DOT 5 fluid, etc, etc.  I put on Shimano XT's and no issues. 

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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 07:51:01 AM »
Funny part is when I tried to type avid, my phone turned it into avoid.....hmmm...it's a sign.... ;)
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 12:03:22 PM »
I have been running the Avid Mechanicals for years on multiple bikes (including my current hardtail) and love them. Never had any problems at all. Setup is fast and easy, changing pads is easy, and they are as quiet as can be....
 
Maybe it is a case of "pebcak"... as we say in the IT world...
 
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 06:38:24 AM »
Alright here's a up date on my noisy brake issue. I replaced the elixer7s with shimano slx's. I have to say the slx brakes rock. They stop on a dime not a 50 cent peice and they are quite.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 01:10:28 AM »
My 2013 Stump Jumper FSR comp 29 had Elixir 5 and made the most horrible resonating sound. They replaced them with Trails which upped my rotors to 200 on front and quad piston calipers. I went to BC and they made the noise also. We think the humidity and the pads might be doing it so I bought some sintered pads. They are quieter now but only ran for a week and I am down with a bum finger.
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 06:30:43 AM »
The shimano brakes fixed it for me. I've noticed that the higher level stumpys use elixer5s now. My 7s not only were noisy but after about 300 miles they just weren't any good brake levers were squishy and they didn't grab very good. Just put some shimano brakes on it and your problem will be solved. Hope you get back out on it soon. Out side of the brakes the bike rocks!!! I have 800 miles on mine now
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Re: Loud nosy elixir brakes.
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 07:27:30 AM »
I have found that my elixir 5s are quiet at town run, but at the fort where I actually use them they get noisier the hotter they get. I just refer to them as singing me the song of their people. It gets annoying, but oh well.

 

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