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I have bled plenty of Hayes Mags brakes. Face the lever bleed screw up (remove), install a fluid filled syringe on the caliper bleed screw (open) fill till you purge the air. Side note bleed w/ new pads or pistons retracted or face a possible overfill. I am sure the Avids will take the same procedure but their procedure involves two syringes, isloating the caliper from the lever etc. How have you bled your Avids ? Thanx
 

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You'll need the bleed kit to do these brakes. Tried different ways to bleed these things (cut steps out) but will definately get the best results following their recommended steps (A lot of them too). After you have done a pair - it's all "gravy" after that!
 

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I have bled plenty of Hayes Mags brakes. Face the lever bleed screw up (remove), install a fluid filled syringe on the caliper bleed screw (open) fill till you purge the air. Side note bleed w/ new pads or pistons retracted or face a possible overfill. I am sure the Avids will take the same procedure but their procedure involves two syringes, isloating the caliper from the lever etc. How have you bled your Avids ? Thanx
yep. get the bleed kit, and follow the directions exactly, and things will go very nicely. worth getting the Avid kit, IMO.
 

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I bought a new compression fitting that is steel the original was aluminum . Any thoughts on this ? Avid's instructions list steel and alum. Why ? Thanx
 
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