Avid Elixir X0 Trail Disc Brake - Black 2013 Don 8217;t be fooled by the sleek design and slender 340-gram weight. With a powerful new 4-piston caliper and innovative lever pivot bearing, the all-new X0 Trail eats nasty terrain for lunch. Features: ealed lever pivot bearings 4-Piston dual-diameter (16mm, 14mm) caliper All other features are shared with Avid X.0 Brakes All calipers have 74mm mounting-bolt spacing and include adaptors for 51mm International Standard brake mounts, all levers are right or left hand mountable Rotor: HS1 160mm, 180mm, 200mm Tool-Free Contact Adjust, Tool-Free Reach Adjust, MatchMaker compatible Buy Avid Elixir X0 Trail Disc Brake - Black 2013 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicyle store
Strengths: Modulation, weight, price, ease of maintanence, strength
Weaknesses: none so far
The new Avid trails were true revelation. The elixir 9 trail that I had been using before, showed Avid has been making some progress in reliability, ease of maintainence, preformance. The x0 trail, installed on enduro 29, are the the best brakes my fingers ever came across. Working flawlessly out of the box, providing tons of power with such precision and straightforward maintenance. Not a sound, or vibration ever ocurred and the levers survived a few impact I was sure will leave them bleeding. No damage, short of a sheared pivot bolt, that was easily replaced at no costs.Originally, the brakes are equipped with alu backed organic pads which are super quiet and consistent, but wear out fast. They lasted less than 2 months. Now I run trusted and proven avid metalic pads and are just as good, with an odd scream here and there.
The braking feeling is predictable, lever extremely well designed to provide both secure one finger grip and modulation with power to stop speeding 29 inch wheels.
Hey guys, just joined the forum today as another avenue for brake research...
[U]Short Version[/U]: has anyone got experience with either the newest Avid Elixir CRs or X0's, or Shimano XT M775s? Also, could changing to an Avid rotor help mitigate the constant rubbing I'm getting with my Hayes br ... Read More »