The Avid Bleed Kit includes every item you could possibly need to do a professional bleed job on your Avid Juicy, Code or Elixir disc brakes have been thrown in. The contents include: two (2) bleed syringes, two (2) fitting/clamp tubes, two (2) compression ferrules, two (2) barbed tubing inserts, one (1) Torx-T25 L-wrench, one (1) 3/8"- drive 8mm crows-foot tool, four (4) different bleed blocks for Juicy/Code/Elixir, and instructions for bleeding Avid Juicy, Code, and Elixir hydraulic disc brakes.
Bleeding your brakes seems like a daunting task, but it is really pretty easy and very worth doing! Bleeding your brakes regularly will make them work a LOT better, and if you have to pay to have a shop do it then odds are you'll put it off longer than you should. This bleed kit is nice too, the syringes are super nice and make the job that much easier. Just take it slow and follow the instruction carefully. The process seems super complicated the first time you do it, but after a few times it's an easy job that only takes a few minutes.
It's also a nice bonus that this kit includes a couple of barbs and olives in case you need to shorten or replace a cable. If you are buying new Avid brakes right now you WILL need to shorten the lines, and you will need the olives (the hollow silver things in the picture) to do this! Instead of paying a shop to do this for you just buy this kit, do it yourself, and then you'll have a bleed kit to maintain your brakes too. There's some great youtube videos to walk you through the process as well since the written directions can be a bit rough sometimes.
I saw some videos in Youtube showing how to used this kit because I was intimidated. It was easier than I thought, but having the right equipment was 99% of the battle. If you want to bleed or flash your hydrolic brakes, all you need is this kit, and a bottle of DOT brake fluid. You don't even have to be a mechanic. My brakes were not responding to my hard squeezes of the levers, after I bleeded them using this kit, the feel is SOLID and the stopping power is SOLID as well.
save yourself a ton of money bleeding your breaks yourself.first time is a bit confusing but is super easy after that. there are very good easy to follow instructions in the box.
Every now and then you just need to bleed your brakes when the lines get contaminated or full or air. Great kit, everything you need.
Totally adequate kit for bleeding the occasional brake. Works with Avid as well as Formula. However, if you will be using this more than just once in a blue moon, opt for the Pro bleed kit. It has more volume in the syringes for less time spent bleeding, but more importantly is significantly more durable, and has rotating in-line brass fittings The plungers are captive and can't pull out of the syringe as well. Again, only things you'll notice if you are bleeding brakes often.