/ Avid bleed kit for £30+ or cheapo version for £10
Cheapo kit should do it. Its a pita job though... make sure you have the right fluid, and remove your pads as contamination is very easy
thanks for the info, folks; i'm going to give a cheapo one a go. if avids are as much of a pain as my old hayes 9s to bleed i may go down the shimano route myself!
The kit is basically 2 syringes and a clamp.
Have used the cheapo avid kit from Epic Bleed Solutions successfully. The components aren't as nice or as ergonomic as the Avid kit but the price is still waay better value.
Be prepared to have a couple of goes at it - no matter how good you are at bleeding brakes, Avids have an odd tendency to require re-bleeding for no apparent reason. If they work first time then you should simply dance for joy.
My top tip for general use of Avid brakes: if you still have the wee red pad separator/bleed block thingies then it's worth using them to push the pistons back in from time to time (especially in winter) as it helps prevent them getting sticky/corroded.
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