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joebunn RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 16:13
Mar 25, 2014
First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control
Clearly this is going nowhere, and your last paragraph was about me and not the product we were debating, so lets end the debate here. I would just like to clear up the personal issues you raised I don't hate avid, I just don't think their brakes are as good as their competitors. I know the people didn't get their problems fixed as they handed over their broken brakes and got given new ones, it was a process that took 30 seconds per person and I could hear the whole transactions. I'm not an amazing mechanic, but I'm competent and generally quite capable of bleeding brakes and performing routine maintenance with all components on my bikes. I didn't return my brakes to avid, as i had already sold them. Thank you for the debate.
joebunn RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 15:44
Mar 25, 2014
First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control
I think you need to be a little less presumptive. I watched their videos. I have bled many other brakes successfully. I am aware of the need to bleed brakes, and do so regularly. 'Fool proof' was my way of suggesting that the Elixir models I and many people I have spoken to had were either really hard to bleed properly, or had some kind of flaw that led to them performing badly and unreliably. Maybe that was limited to the popular models i owned a few years ago, and that has in turn biased my view that many people returning a particular model of brake to a manufacturer with a non bleed related issue (they were advising people when they thought bleeding was the problem) makes a flawed brake, and not flawed people. Maybe if a brand has a problem whereby their product is not as reliable or servicable to a significant proportion of their customers as their competitors' are then their product is not up to standard, and that is a problem with the product, not with the users? Consumers should not have to resolve design flaws with the products. Also, there is a difference between getting a fork serviced, and giving the fork back to the manufacturer because it has a major problem that the manufacturer is seemingly aware of and apologising for.
joebunn RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 15:12
Mar 25, 2014
First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control
I still don't agree with you, but oh well. I didn't return my brakes, as I have got rid of them all, I just watched a line of people getting them swapped whilst I was waiting for my fork service. I think the key point that we see differently on is that I believe that if Avid thought a large % of the faulty brakes had bleed issues then they would bleed them for people, or show a fool proof way to bleed them online. Perhaps they are really really hard to bleed and keep working well. That, in my opinion, makes them shitty brakes.
joebunn RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 14:57
Mar 25, 2014
First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control
@sherbet, I have owned 3 sets of Avid brakes. Both elixir pairs I had were terribly unreliable. I bled them with every technique I could find, but they were still rubbish. I took them to 2 different shops each and they couldn't make them good either. Your insistence that Avids are mainly bad because people don't bleed them doesn't tally with my experience, and that of several of my friends. If bleeding is the major cause for Avid's previous shiteness, then why were they swapping out faulty trail brakes at Crankworx last year with just an apology and no questions asked?
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