How to Replace SRAM Avid Juicy Brake Pads

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How to Replace SRAM Avid Juicy Brake Pads
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SRAM Avid Juicy brake pads are designed for use with SRAM’s line of Avid Juicy disc brakes. Like all brake pads, SRAM Avid Juicy brake pads experience wear commensurate with use. To avoid compromised braking performance, replace worn pads. There may be a wear-indication line on your existing pad; once the width of the pad is level with this line, the pad should certainly be replaced.

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Things you need

  • Replacement brake pads (1 set per brake)
  • Flathead screwdriver (optional)

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  1. 1

    Turn the inboard pad adjuster knob on the side of the brake caliper counterclockwise until it stops. If your brake caliper is not outfitted with such a knob, see Step 2. Otherwise proceed to Step 3.

  2. 2

    Gently insert the end of a flathead screwdriver into the opening in the brake caliper and pry apart the pistons holding the pads in place.

  3. 3

    Pull the old pads from the caliper. Set the spring between the two pads aside.

  1. 1

    Insert the spring between the new pads so that the back of the spring aligns with the back of the pads. The pads and spring will create a sort of sandwich.

  2. 2

    Squeeze the assembly (pads and spring) to lock the pieces in place.

  3. 3

    Insert the assembly through the opening (the same opening from which the old pads were removed) in the brake caliper. The pad marked “R” should face the spoke side of the brake. Press the assembly into place until it clicks into position.

  4. 4

    Take the bike outside and break in the new pads by rolling the bike forward and squeezing the brake lever. The action will also cause the brake pistons to return to position.

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