Avid Elixir Brake Pad

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.99

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Product Description

Replacement pads forThe Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brake. QTY "1" is enough pads for one wheel. Order "2"To replaceThe 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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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dustin a Downhiller from Boise, ID, USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2011

Strengths:    This review is for the organic pads:
Doesn't glaze as easily
Doesn't wear the rotor down as bad

Weaknesses:    Wears faster

Bottom Line:   
Organic compound pads are the pads you want to go with on the Elixirs. The Elixirs are known for their low pitch, frame shaking groan. The organic compound helps with that and feels nicer. I've never heard the high pitch squeak with these. Other people I've talked to say that the Kool Stop Organic are even more quiet. I recommend getting 600 grit waterproof sandpaper (the waterproof kind is more durable) from the hardware store and pinching it around the rotor while giving the wheel a few spins to barely rough it up. That makes my brakes 100% silent for 2-3 rides.
3 Chilis for being so damn expensive. 25 bucks per pair? Get real Avid.
P.S. Avid charges too much for their relabled dot5.1 brake fluid too. Get some from a motorcycle shop.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   amazon

Similar Products Used:   Kool Stop Organic

Bike Setup:   '10 Stumpjumper Elite FSR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Mountain View CA

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2010

Strengths:    Quiet
Good Modulation

Weaknesses:    Wear

Bottom Line:   
I was not crazy about the Elixir CR brakes on my new Blur. They were touchy, overheated and chattered on long downhills, and were noisy and chattered when cold. But new organic pads changed everything. These are the brakes I was looking for. I know these won't last as long as the metallic pads, but it will be well worth the price of admission. My buddy was having the same problem with his juicy sevens, but now that he's switched to the organic pads, he's loving his brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   El Corte Madera

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Crossroads Los Gatos

Similar Products Used:   Elixir Metallic Pads

Bike Setup:   Carbon Blur

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Avid Elixir: Possible to clean/refill and bleed brakes w/o the official Avid kit?

I just changed the pads on my Avid Elixir 1 front brake. (I bought Avid organic pads.) I did this once before (a year or two ago) and it wasn't a problem. This time, it's not going so well. First, I had trouble pushing the pistons in far enough to get the new pads in (with enough space to slide t ... Read More »

New Kool Stop finned pads for Elixir...thoughts?

Anyone seen/used these on their Elixirs? Any comments? [url=http://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-KS-D296K-Avid-Elixir/dp/B00LEEVM9O]Amazon.com : Kool Stop KS-D296K Avid Elixir SRAM MTB XX Aero Disc Pad : Sports & Outdoors[/url]Read More »

Elixir 1 hydraulic brakes

When riding the other day, and some how I put a crease in the rear hydraulic brake line. I was thinking of having the brake line replaced. I can buy the avid hydraulic line kit for elixir 1 on amazon.com for about 28 bucks, and have my lbs install it. I also called my lbs inquiring about the rear ... Read More »

Camelbak elixir electrolyte tabs

Why do they have an expiration date?? I found a half used tube that "expired" a year ago. Is it safe? Didn't know salt and potassium could go bad.Read More »

Avid Elixir 5 Locked Up

I have had issues with this brakeset (both front and rear) tightening when the bike is in the garage. In the past, I have tried reseating the caliper, and each time have only found success by releasing the slightest bit of fluid from each caliper. This time comes after the bike has been sitting a ... Read More »

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