a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 29, 2002
Strengths: Everything! its light its strong its got some slick s bend chain stays that hold up, lazer etched azonic logo on the drop outs, full 4130 chromoly, made in the USA, thick 1 1/8" headtube, 14mm dropouts that are thick enough, its all good, sweet welds, awesome gussets, square wishbone in back, 990 brake mounts on the chainstays-i had my doubts but this is one kick a$s frame...manuals like a dreamspins fast, its light at about 7 pounds...
Weaknesses: not really a frame issue but a personal one-it could have had some welded gyro tabs cause if i want to put my gyro on i have to put some stupid plate in...
this frame is awesome-best frame ive used no doubt about it, sweet perfect geometry...i love this frame
Similar Products Used: haro mirra flair 2001 (peice of sh!t) kmart style GTs (j/p my friends voelker) sh!tty dynos, ok robinsons, multiple free agents that go by fast...etc
Bike Setup: azonic elixir frame, azonic grips, haro kneesaver 2k bars, haro f/s stem, haro mega fork, specialized/free agent peg in front(1) with an alloy free agent wheel 3/8, single wall rim, haro HFC cranks, profile blackjack sprocket (on the left) KMC chain, free agent seat, haro seat post, free agent seat post clamp, tektro fs 10 brake in back, odyssey slic kable, bulletproof freestyle brake lever, haro spyder peg with chain tensioner in back (1), redline/alex supra E LSD back wheel, sh!tty GT airbag tire (r), 14 year old tioga comp III tire in front, primo chain tensioner, poverty hustler pedals, etc...
from new jersey
I didn't want to hijack any of the other threads, so I started a new one. My issues seem very similar to the ones so many of you already are discussing.
Avid Elixir 5 brakes:
I replaced my pads one day. After running through the bedding process,I couldn't get rid of having the pads pinching ... Read More »
Hello there, I am trying to get the right repair kit for "Custom Avid Elixir R SL" Levers from a 2011 Stumpjumper Comp FSR. I been looking on Ebay but i am very confuse on which one to order. If anyone can tell me were I can order the right kit or a part #. Thanks.:)Read More »
Hey, so I thought that replacing the pads on my Elixir 5 brakes would be an easy job, but I just can't seem to push the pistons back far enough to get enough space between the pads. I'm using a big screwdriver to wedge the old pads apart just like the pinkbike video says. Maybe I need to get into ... Read More »
I test rode a bike I liked quite a lot - the trance x1 29er. Then I looked at the reviews online, and apparently its Avid Elixir Brakes
are a weak point, and issues frequently come up with them (unbearable squealing being the least of them).
So, then I decided to look at other bikes in the 3k pri ... Read More »
My bike came with the Avid Elixir 3s and they just don't cut it anymore on the big hills. I am constantly bleeding the brakes to get rid of the soft handles so now I am in the market for an upgrade. I know Avid is known for their "louder" brakes but a local shop has both the Elixir 9s: $225 and the ... Read More »