MTB disc brakes question

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MTB disc brakes question

Anyone know how to adjust Avid disc mtb brakes?  Over the past few rides how much I have to squeeze to get one of my brakes to activate kept getting more.  It's now to the point fully pulled to the handle bars and it doesn't stop me.

Is there an adjustment on these I can make or do I need to take to the shop?
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Re: MTB disc brakes question

Should be a DIY adjustment:
Avid setup guide
See Step 3
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if that doesn't work goto Placid Planet and have them bleed the lines
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Put new pads in. Simple and cheap.
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Do they wear out that fast?  My bike isn't 3 years old yet.  I do ride on some really sandy dirt roads and trails.
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Re: MTB disc brakes question

depends on how much you ride, but pads last a long time...
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I ride 4-5 miles maybe 3 times a week.  Seems like not all that much to wear out brake pads.
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Given your riding area the pads could easily be worn. Also depends on what material the pads are made of. Soft pads + sand mud.......

No matter, it's the quick, easy and logical thing to check/fix. The others may recall it's name, but there's a forum/site/sales,,,,,,mtb.com? That has model specific " how to's "  fir you.
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it needs a tune up anyway so its going to Kenny at Placid Planet today
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Re: MTB disc brakes question

You use them, you lose them.  
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