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I am hoping someone can provide some advice relative to how to bleed subject brakes. I am considering purchasing Avid Elixir brakes front/rear for my rig however have no idea how to bleed them. If you purchase them separately new as the calipers, hose and handles are sold together but separately front and rear, do they come with any kind of bleed kit and a bottle of hydraullic fluid? I am presuming they aren't shipped pre-bled with the fluid in the line but maybe they do. No doubt I will have to taylor the length of hose for both front and back rear brakes to my bike anyway and that means cutting the hoses and bleeding out the air. If anybody has a procedure or a link that shows how to do this, I would sure appreciate it.
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Here you go....

You'd probably get more responses to this if it were posted in the brake forum. However, here's a link to the Avid manua for shortening brake line and bleeding. It's a rather large file, 26.25MB (57pages), but it's in 8 different languages. http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/95-5015-019-000.pdf

As for the brakes, all Avid hydraulic brakes come pre-blead from the factory and are usually ready to use out of the box. Occasionaly you'll get one with a poor bleed but for the most part they're good. If you do need to shorten a brake line then yes you'll need to bleed afterwards. You can get an Avid bleed kit that comes with everything you'll need to do the job, http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=26571&category=13 . The bleed kit also comes with complete instructions on how to do it.

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