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Avid Elixir Brake Pads

Item #: BR257D01
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Avid Elixir Brake Pads

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
 
4.2

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (34)
  • Great stopping power (18)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Handles elements well (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Noisy when wet (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (24), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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.

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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 41 customers

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5.0

I would buy them again.

By Billy Goat

from Riverside, Ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fade- Free
  • Great Stopping Power
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

    I put them on my wife's mtb. They work well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Get the lighter ones.

    By Dave

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Fades Under Hard Braking
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

    Get the lighter ones.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Will buy again, would rather not have to. Stuck with Avid.

    By John

    from So. Cal.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power

    Cons

    • Noisy
    • Noisy All The Time
    • Noisy When Cold
    • Noisy When Dry
    • Noisy When Hot
    • Noisy When Wet

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

    Noisy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Easy to install and work great

    By Greg

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

    • seems fragile, and has several small parts

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

    Brakes dragged a tiny bit when I installed them but bedded in nicely after one descent that required heavy braking. No problems since.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good pads

    By Ed

    from WV

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

      Pretty quiet, excellent stopping power, great modulation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good

      By Mikey

      from Jackson nj

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Stopping Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

        Work like you would expect them to. Simple enough to install.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Price on a good product

        By Jesse

        from Jeffersonville, VT

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Fades Under Hard Braking

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

        I ride 2-3 times a week on pretty technical trails w/ lots of vertical change

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Tezza the Titan

        from Kelowna, BC, Canada

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Noisy When Wet

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

        Easy to install.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great product

        By jimthebiker

        from long island

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

          it helps stop the bike

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good product

          By Yo

          from Bridgewater nj

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

          Good price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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