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Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake

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STOP! Don’t smash your piggy bank! Great stopping power shouldn’t break the bank. The Elixir 1 is an entry level brake that features TaperBore technology. TaperBore refers to the patent pending closure system that shaves weight, looks sleek, and improves lever feedback, and provides ultimate power and control. This is found in Avid’s high end brakes as well. The Elixir 1 has an ambidextrous lever body, tooled reach- adjust, and two piece top- loading caliper. Top- loading caliper’s allow you to install new brake pads without even dropping the wheel! This is a great bang for the buck brake set!

  • Weight: 415grams
  • Lever material: Black aluminum lever
  • Caliper Design: 2 piston, forged 2 piece aluminum
  • Rotor: G2 Cleansweep rotor
  • Pad: Organic
  • Fluid: DOT 4
  • Mount: Ambidextrous
  • Adjustment: Reach adjustment

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Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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1.0

POOR QUALITY DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

By elfe1962

from Providence, RI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Nothing Good To Tell

Cons

  • Fades Under Hard Braking
  • Heavy
  • Noisy all the time
  • Noisy When Wet
  • No Modulation
  • Not durable
  • Poor Lever Feel

Best Uses

  • Good If You Do Not Ride

Comments about Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake:

I got those brakes as OEM on a bike, first set failed after around 800 miles MTB, the pistons were not moving, basically braking all the time
got a replacement set this July, rear brake is leaking and needs bleeding before any ride...
do not waste your money , those are just junk, look for SHIMANO

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Avid Elixir

By Moose

from Kitchener, Canada

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good power
  • No fade
  • No noise

Cons

  • Lever Pull

Best Uses

  • Any Bike

Comments about Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake:

These brakes have good power for everything from trails to even days of downhill riding. They don't fade or make any noise at all as far as I'm concerned. The lever does pull back a bit far which may pose an issue if your fingers are behind the lever. I ride with one finger on the brakes (they provide enough power this way) so I don't find it a problem. Regular bleeding can likely remedy this anyway. They came on my bike and I was planning to upgrade them, but after using them I just see no point as they do everything I need and I have no complaints.

 
5.0

AVID BRAKES

By kidbiker

from houston texas

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Excellent stopping power
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • all mountain
    • Mountain biking
    • XC

    Comments about Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake:

    These came stock on my specialized stumpjumper. I had planned to upgrade thyem but honestly there was no need.

     
    4.0

    Great Brakes

    By MarineGreene

    from Reisterstown, Maryland

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Low Fatigue
    • Modulation
    • Power

    Cons

    • Loud When Wet

    Best Uses

      Comments about Avid Elixir 1 Disc Brake:

      Great brakes! Never had brake fade, or failure. When rotor is wet, it squeels, but as far as I know... that is common with most disk brakes. I ran into a tree, brake lever first, I was thrown off, and the brake lever laughed at the tree...

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