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I just installed a set of Elixir CRs on my bike, after I had shortened the brake line, I bled it with the Avid Brake bleed kit. Everything seems to work as I followed through the instructions. However I've encountered a leak below the pad contact adjust (red dial) and the silver aluminum fitting that holds the brake hose. I double and triple checked the point where I slid in the brake hose but that's not where it's leaking. I've attached a photo of where the leak is coming from.

Has anyone had a similar issue and is there an easy way to remedy this that I'm not seeing. thanks a ton.
 

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MichauxYeti said:
Could you elaborate on the process you used to shorten the brake line? I suspect the problem lies somewhere in there.
I first trimmed down the brake hose to legnth and used the replacement torx screw and compression washer, I reinstalled it back into the lever following the YouTube instructions I found as well as reading through the manual that came with the brakes.

Then I bled the brakes using the instructions that came with the bleed kit. I noticed that when I was bleeding the caliper (after I had gotten the air bubbles out of the line), as I pushed brake fluid up the line to push out the lever, I could see the leaking (rather freely). and when I bled the lever, while pulling on the syringe, I had an excessive amount of air coming through.

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I just spoke to rep with SRAM and he said he'd send out a replacement lever. I'll work with my LBS to make the exchange. That is good news. I'll just put my old Maguras back on for the time being.
 
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