Avid Elixir 9 Trail Disc Brake Your bike is a highly evolved trail-slaying machine. Your brakes should be too. The all-new Elixir 9 Trail removes limitations, giving you lightweight XC efficiency combined with monster all-mountain power. With a 4-piston dual-diameter caliper and trail-tuned modulation, this is control and confidence for any off-road situation. Avid Elixir 9 Trail Disc Brake Specifications: Weight: 350 grams (Carbon blade/Front direct mount/160mm rotor) Lever Material: Carbon Fiber, Aluminum Body Caliper Design: 2 Piece forged aluminum/Top loading pads Finish: Black Ano Pad: Steel-backed Organic Fluid:Dot 5.1 MountAmbidextrous Adjustment: Tooled reach adjust/Contact adjust/Banjo adjust Special Features: TaperBore Technology, MatchMaker X Compatible, Split Clamp Intended Use:XC/Trail/AM/FR System:Open system/4 piston, dual diameter Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System:No Tool-Free Pad Replacement:Yes Ambidextrous:Yes Stainless Hardware:Yes Avid Elixir 9 Trail D
Strengths: Great modulation, power and lever ergonomics. Very adjustable.
I was scared off Avids after a previous experience, but these have really impressed me. I came off a set of XT's, which were great, but very on / off. These have similar overall power, but far better modulation, which means I can drag a brake for control through corners etc. I also much prefer the lever shape and feel of these over the Shimano. Overall impressed.