(888) 880-3811 (888) 880-3811
Show Prices In:

Avid Elixir Brake Pads

Item #: BR257D01
Buy Now
From USD$24.00
Found a Lower Price?
Availability Please make a selection
Quantity
Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
close

Tell a friend! We'll send your friends the page and your message.
Note: You and your friend's email addresses are only used once as a referral. We will not collect or store the email addresses.

Friend's Name:
Your Name:
Friend's Email:
Your Email:
Message
(500 char. max)
Notify Me
Receive an email when this product becomes available.

Enter your name and email to be notified when this product is in stock and available to purchase.
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
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

Related Products
STOP! Don’t smash your piggy bank! Great stopping ...
Replace old worn out disc brake pads with ...
Kool Stop disc brake pads for a variety ...

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Avid Elixir Brake Pads
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    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 14 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    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
         
        3.0

        They work

        By frogman

        from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

          They do what they're supposed to....stop my bike. Nothing fancy, not great stopping power but, great life. Rode a 60k enduro in pouring rain, mud, sand etc and these bad boys lasted, no problem while other racers with organic pads DNFed all day long. Super easy to change even on the trail if need be.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Brake Pads

          By frogman

          from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

            They do what they're supposed to, slow down the bike. Really easy to install, but I think that's more a function of the brake design than the brake pad.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Works excellent!!

            By Rick the rider

            from Hershey PA

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fit Perfect
            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

              Great pads, works perfect, seems durable, now riding them.. Little noise as these are metal ones, but expected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Works as described...

              By 2010Remedy7

              from Modesto, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                I mt bike maybe 5 hours a week, in pretty warm conditions, I did notice that when applied you can hear the brakes working, and they work rather well too...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Wish i got these the first time

                By tgav

                from sedona az

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Last Long
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • None yet

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                I was talked into buying the organic compound for my trek scratch 8... these wore down quickly and had less power then i remembered (with the stock steel pads) i then bought the steel pads again and they are lasting longer, with more braking power... and i dont notice any kind of noise.. cant ask for any more from brakes

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Last long, quiet

                By Dave

                from Pittsburgh

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Light
                • Quiet
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stopping

                  Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                  I have found these brakes to last long and remain quiet. I have used them in a variety of conditions including brake smoking downhills. If you bed them in properly before hitting the trail, I think you can keep them quiet despite some people complaining that avid pads are noisy.

                   
                  5.0

                  Back to factory feel

                  By Leadfoot mtbkr

                  from Waynesville, NC

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Modulation
                  • Excellent Bite

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Avid Elixir Brake Pads:

                      I debated on going with a less expensive alternative but the performance of the OE pads are so good I had to get them again. If there's one item that needs to work flawlessly on the bike it's the brakes and these fit the bill.

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.

                      Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.

                      Get free shipping with your $50 purchase today when you choose Standard Shipping at checkout. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items

                      Free Shipping Offer

                      Get free Standard Shipping with your $50 purchase today! Just choose Standard Shipping during checkout.

                      Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in the 48 continental United States (no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items.