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Avid Elixir Brake Pads

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Item #: BR257D01
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Replacement pads for the Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brake.
  • QTY "1" is enough pads for one wheel. Order "2" to replace the pads on one complete bicycle
  • Steel back is most economical, aluminum back is more expensive but saves weight
  • Choose metal compound for maximum braking power (downhill/freeride use, larger rotors, bigger, more aggressive riders) and organic for general, all-around use, most quiet operation

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Avid Elixir Brake Pads
 
4.1

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (14)
  • Durable (7)
  • Great stopping power (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (9), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect

I ordered the Sintered by mistake. However, after a bit of research I am a big guy. 6'2" and 250 lbs and sintered pads offered better stopping power. I read reviews that...Read complete review

I ordered the Sintered by mistake. However, after a bit of research I am a big guy. 6'2" and 250 lbs and sintered pads offered better stopping power. I read reviews that sintered may wear the rotors out quicker than organic pads. The times can be somewhere between 1-3 years for a downhill rider. I ride trails. So, I am willing to take that risk. Plus the factory rotors are priced cheap and upgrades are reasonably priced. Pads installed quickly and broke in nicely.

Some reviews said the sintered along with avid brakes are loud, these did squeal slightly once I installed them. But found this to be an alignment issue and researched that ANY pad/brand will be loud if they are not properly aligned. I used the Hayes Alignment tool to take care of the realignment and have had no problems.

These pads were installed on a Cannondale Flash 2 w/ Lefty. I will be ordering these again.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to replace, quick to wear

I use these on road to commute and off road. Just replaced brakes to Avid Elixer 9's in early Winter. Pads were quick to muck up in snow and mud, even with...Read complete review

I use these on road to commute and off road. Just replaced brakes to Avid Elixer 9's in early Winter. Pads were quick to muck up in snow and mud, even with frequent cleaning. Pads were worn beyond recommended wear thickness when I pulled them after about 5 months, but rotors fine. Won't do that again. Hope for better wear in drier Spring and Summer.

PinkBike video on Utube was brilliant step by step. to walk through first time replacement process. Took about 15 minutes to complete both brakes with no issues.

Design is simple and functional.

Reviewed by 21 customers

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5.0

OEM brake parts

By See Well

from Calgary, AB

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

    No complaints

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Stopping pads

    By Jb

    from MT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

      The pads

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      No squeaking

      By RallyImprezive

      from Castle Rock, CO

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fade- Free
      • Great Stopping Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

        My wife's brakes developed a nasty squeak and nothing was getting rid of it. Finally got new pads which solved the problem. As a bonus, she found the new pads to be more grippy, but less "abrupt." She felt like she had more control over the braking power.
        Easy install. Kit comes with not just the pads, but the spring, and mounting hardware as well. Very cool.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Best for any trail type

        By Fat Jesus

        from Walnut, Ca.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Add Stopping Power
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Racing
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

          I only use sintered pads as I tend to like to go fast on the downhills and need some decent stopping power. These avid replacement pads are the best so far. They have a pretty decent life and grab good after they're all seated in. The only drawback is that they can get noisy sometimes. But that only happens when they get wet or there's contamination on the pads or rotor.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good, but hard to install

          By keeping up with TLC

          from CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

          Good durability - a full season of mountain biking and still looking good. But they were hard to install.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          Pads are good, but don't seem to last

          By guru

          from claremont, ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

            I ride hard, but they don't seem to last like I think they should. No happy with the entire elixir system. They have been a real problem for my type of riding.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            they work

            By wyatt m

            from Canyon Lake,CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

              perfect, install easy and work great

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Easy to replace, quick to wear

              By JimBobROK

              from Pyeongtaek, South Korea

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Noisy When Dirtyworn

              Cons

              • Short Life

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

              I use these on road to commute and off road. Just replaced brakes to Avid Elixer 9's in early Winter. Pads were quick to muck up in snow and mud, even with frequent cleaning. Pads were worn beyond recommended wear thickness when I pulled them after about 5 months, but rotors fine. Won't do that again. Hope for better wear in drier Spring and Summer.

              PinkBike video on Utube was brilliant step by step. to walk through first time replacement process. Took about 15 minutes to complete both brakes with no issues.

              Design is simple and functional.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Works great!

              By Egrier

              from Orange County,CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                Replacement set. No noise when braking. Not as responsive as organic, but wear life is much better. I have the same set in the front. Works great in wet and dry conditions.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Perfect

                By FF337

                from Georgia

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Great Stopping Power

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing

                  Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                  I ordered the Sintered by mistake. However, after a bit of research I am a big guy. 6'2" and 250 lbs and sintered pads offered better stopping power. I read reviews that sintered may wear the rotors out quicker than organic pads. The times can be somewhere between 1-3 years for a downhill rider. I ride trails. So, I am willing to take that risk. Plus the factory rotors are priced cheap and upgrades are reasonably priced. Pads installed quickly and broke in nicely.

                  Some reviews said the sintered along with avid brakes are loud, these did squeal slightly once I installed them. But found this to be an alignment issue and researched that ANY pad/brand will be loud if they are not properly aligned. I used the Hayes Alignment tool to take care of the realignment and have had no problems.

                  These pads were installed on a Cannondale Flash 2 w/ Lefty. I will be ordering these again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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