Product DescriptionThe Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brakes include everything you need for a complete setup. At 380g, these brakes are constructed from high efficiency materials that offer immense stopping power every time. Featuring an ambidextrous mount system, versatility is abund
Date Reviewed: December 18, 2012
Strengths: They work, the bleed kit is simple to use, and they come in white!
Weaknesses: Not a weakness really, but after some time, I had a piston stop working. Thanks to a thread here on mtbr, I was able to fix it myself in by holding the working down with pliers and forcing the stuck one out. Lubbed and cleaned it with the DOT5.1 fluid and now it works like new.
Duration Product Used: 15 months
Price Paid: $90.00
Purchased At: ebay, used
Similar Products Used: Juicy Carbons, BB7's
Bike Setup: Light and fast rigid SS.
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