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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: SRAM Guide brakes Reply with quote

K, so in the other recent brakes thread I mentioned the issue with SRAM Guides and their apparent problem with lever drag in hot climates, due to the master cylinder piston dragging, which would seem to be the problem I'm starting to have with the Guide RS front brake on my 2015 Mega Confused

I tried it again yesterday, and its worse now .. with the lever taking minutes to creep back to the resting position!

Has anyone else had this yet here ?

I'm not too thrilled with the idea of a 3.5k bike I cant use in the summer cus the lever makes the brake stick on !! Evil or Very Mad

Who would you contact ? .. where you got the bike from, SRAM, Nukeproof ?? Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming the bike is out of warranty the dealer has no obligation to do anything, but that doesn't mean they won't help so it may be worth talking to them. However, if this problem is recognised by SRAM I'd go straight to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done a bit more research, and there is a replacement piston kit apparently, though trying to get details

Sram have kinda washed their hands with the problem by all accounts when they should have done a proper recall Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emailed Singltrack where I got the bike from as a stab in the dark really just to see if they could help in any way, but to be fair to them, it is out of warranty now and the brakes as a separate component are well out .. so really need to try and source this upgrade/replacement piston kit Confused

Not sure which of the loads of links on the net to use to try and contact SRAM ??

If anyone knows the part number (deffo the upgrade, not just a standard service job) .. then please let me know Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem solved ...... a full set of Saints are on their way to me, and I'll never use SRAM brakes again Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
Problem solved ...... a full set of Saints are on their way to me, and I'll never use SRAM brakes again Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes


I was going to say go shimano as I haven't had any problems with them ( but not been at this game to long ) Laughing

Friend of mine had Sram brakes and his used to lock on when the weather was hot.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is p!ss poor of SRAM not doing a recall, as I've said I loved the Guides if it wasn't for this Confused

Hay ho ... yes I'm a biggish wedge lighter, but the Saint bad boys are on the way now Very Happy , and I'm preparing to selotape my eyeballs in to stop them popping out when I grab a handful Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
It really is p!ss poor of SRAM not doing a recall, as I've said I loved the Guides if it wasn't for this Confused

Hay ho ... yes I'm a biggish wedge lighter, but the Saint bad boys are on the way now Very Happy , and I'm preparing to selotape my eyeballs in to stop them popping out when I grab a handful Twisted Evil


The little fella has full Saint on his Saracen and so far so good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think they are like all Shimano stuff, pretty much bomb proof Very Happy

It was between these and the Hope Tech3 E4 at the same price, but there were a few factors that swung it for the Saints for me .. they'll be here today according to the tracking Very Happy Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the older XT disc brakes , M785 and they have worked fine for years since installed with no problems at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kajjal wrote:
I have the older XT disc brakes , M785 and they have worked fine for years since installed with no problems at all.


Same here ... got them on the Trek Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
Problem solved ...... a full set of Saints are on their way to me, and I'll never use SRAM brakes again Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

Whereas I wouldn't do without mine.
I have never had any issues with mine,sorry you did with yours.
The Saints should see you right though as that model are pretty durable.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
KTM540 wrote:
Problem solved ...... a full set of Saints are on their way to me, and I'll never use SRAM brakes again Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

Whereas I wouldn't do without mine.
I have never had any issues with mine,sorry you did with yours.
The Saints should see you right though as that model are pretty durable.


Good to hear Wink ... tho I doubt I'll be looking back with the Saints .. time will tell

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