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Serfas brand replacement brake pads for Avid Elixir brakes.
  • Semi metallic
  • Includes new spring
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Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (14)
  • Durable (6)
  • Price (5)
  • Quiet (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (23), Competitive cyclist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Stoppers

    These are very quiet pads. They seem to be wearing fast. The OEM Avid brand (organic)pads seem to last me one season and cost about $24. The serfas pads are lasting half...Read complete review

    These are very quiet pads. They seem to be wearing fast. The OEM Avid brand (organic)pads seem to last me one season and cost about $24. The serfas pads are lasting half as long - I use 2 sets per season but at [$] that's a great savings. I put about 1500km a year on my mtb bike - use that as a gauge for how long they may last for you.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for everyday riding BUT......

    I bought these pads based on the reviews posted here and while the pads did perform decently on my first moderate ride, once pushed hard on the fast, steep slopes of Kamloops, they...Read complete review

    I bought these pads based on the reviews posted here and while the pads did perform decently on my first moderate ride, once pushed hard on the fast, steep slopes of Kamloops, they proved to be less than confidence inspiring due to the lack of decent bite and noticeable fade. These pads were paired with brand new Hope Float rotors and both were properly "bed in". I would not recommend these pads for aggressive all-mountain/dh use. After 4 days of riding, they're all but gone. If you're riding xc or moderate terrain, they are a great cheap option worth considering.

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    5.0

    Great pads

    By DaveRider

    from Cairo, Egypt

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • CHEAP
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

      These are quite grabby, quiet, & don't wear the rotor like OEM pads.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Serfas pads in Elixir 7's

      By pb.boise

      from boise, id

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • CHEAP
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

        Very quiet compared to oem pads in Avid Elixir 7sl's. the brakes are on a 2012 specialized epic 29, with Elixir 7sl calipers/levers and HS1 rotors 180 front and 160 rear. oem pads were very loud with lots of turkey warble, but these resolved that issue. I was getting some noise from my rear brake that seemed to be a squeaker noise indicating the pads were worn out, but removing them shows lots of wear thickness still left. they did create some wear cutting and heat damage on the rear 160 (see my HS1 rotor review for pics), but the front 180 is performing well.

        the stopping performance is better than the oem avid pads imo, but I do not have a comparison to Avid replacement (non-oem) pads. I think the serfas are starting to have some fade and lesser effectiveness about 50% thru the pad thickness, which is at 300 miles for me. at this price though, it just makes sense to replace them early and have new pads with better stopping power again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good for everyday riding BUT......

        By Fast and Loose

        from Coastal BC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Xc Riding

          Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

          I bought these pads based on the reviews posted here and while the pads did perform decently on my first moderate ride, once pushed hard on the fast, steep slopes of Kamloops, they proved to be less than confidence inspiring due to the lack of decent bite and noticeable fade. These pads were paired with brand new Hope Float rotors and both were properly "bed in". I would not recommend these pads for aggressive all-mountain/dh use. After 4 days of riding, they're all but gone. If you're riding xc or moderate terrain, they are a great cheap option worth considering.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Works better then expected

          By Papaish

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

            Like all other reviews, I had reservations of this product. I went ahead and ordered 2 sets any way (cant beat the price). After only riding in them for a week (about 75 miles) I must say I truly made the best decision. These pads not only slow and stop better, but they're way more quiet. Haven't had them long enough to see if they wear down faster, but even if they do you cant beat the price and performance of these pads. (BTW I ride All Mountain at 225lbs riding weight)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Quiet down!

            By Fish

            from Pac NW

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                If you like being heard for miles, stick with the OEM pads. Otherwise do yourself a favor and get these. They stop fine and no more squalling banchee when you put on the binders. I've had mine for over a year and they still have life.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great pads, great price

                By Mueller Rider

                from Bountiful, UT

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                      Ive used 3 sets in the past and I have loved each one, especially for the price

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Inexpensive, but effective

                      By Bi-cyclist: road and mountain

                      from Moreno Vallley, CA

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                        I purchased these brakes with trepidation. I assumed since they didn't cost nearly as much as the name brand they'd be ineffictive. I was wrong, they are just as good if not better than the name brand brake pads. I haven't had them long enough for a wear durability test, but so far so good and "no" noise during actuation.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Serfas Avid Elixir Pads

                        By Ninjibiker

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                        Work as well as Avid Pads at about half the price. :)

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Finaly quite Avids

                        By Dan in Preskitt

                        from Prescott ,AZ

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quite

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                          Finaly a brake pad for my Elixer brakes that's quite with great modulation. Night and day difference compared to stock pads. And at 1/2 the cost. Even if they only last a few months I will continue using.Its worth it they improved my Elixer 7's that much.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          I won't buy OEM again

                          By Bob

                          from Asheville, NC

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Serfas Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads:

                                Good pads at a fraction of the cost.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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