Avid Hydraulic Disc Brake Disc Brake System

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $377.00


Product Description

Regardless of how janky your buddy's berm-job was, never blow it again, thanks to the Avid Code Disc Brake. Packed with all the stopping power and adjustment features you need, and nothing you don't, the Code Disc will ensure your internet video stardom is from the sick whip you just stuck, not from cartwheeling into a six-foot cactus.


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by N. Di Santo a Weekend Warrior from BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2009

Strengths:    Tons of stopping power, easy to adjust, install and they work very well when wet or muddy. Living in Brooklyn New York I do a lot of street riding and I need power dodging cars, pedestrians and other bikers.

Weaknesses:    Front disk makes a lot of noise. When they get wet they scream so loud it's like having a horn.

Bottom Line:   
Great brakes. The noise problem is minor but overall they are a great brake system. I am going to upgrade to the Elixir CR. It's way overkill for the type of riding I do but I just like to know that if I need the power, it's there. Riding in New York City I need stopping power from cars and people. Getting hit by a car is not an option.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   New York City

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Similar Products Used:   Hayes, Magura

Bike Setup:   2008 Trek Fuel EX 7

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mary Beckman a Weekend Warrior from Asheville,nc

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2008

Strengths:    Quick stopping power

Weaknesses:    Every downhill I have ridden since these came on my new Santa Cruz Superlight they have screamed the whole way downhill. I have had them back to the bike shop twice for adjustments with no improvement. They are now replacing the pads which I hope will solve that

Bottom Line:   
I was told at the bike shop that this is typical of Avid disc brakes but I've never herd any on the trails that sound like this. It makes riding downhills very frustrating

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Blck Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Carolina fatz

Similar Products Used:   Avid 5 nonhydraulic

Bike Setup:   Custom Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Harrisonburg, Virginia

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2005

Strengths:    Ease of installation, power, modulation, ergonomics

Weaknesses:    I hear bleeding them is a pain in the a**.

Bottom Line:   
Just got these a few weeks ago. My first set of discs and they went on with no problems at all. Came out of the box properly bled. Just bolted them on, center them with the lever and that's it! No rub and the power seems good. Plenty of modulation too. None of this on/off BS. Will update after the planned superbowl sunday ride in the snow. Czech out details at www.shenandoahmountainbikeclub.com

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   50 Year Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Avid mech disc

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Stinky (ohhhh, baby.)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by steven from salem, va, us

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2004

Strengths:    Great feel, the wavy rotor looks really cool and functions great

Weaknesses:    NO tuneability, squeak

Bottom Line:   
For the money you can find a much better set of hydro disc brakes like the shimano xt 4 piston (not the new cheap single piston ones) and hayes hydros. They just look better also.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Similar Products Used:   shimano xt 4 piston, hayes hydros


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerald Leung a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2002

Strengths:    wow. I have tried numerous hydraulic disc brakes. From Hayes to Avids to shimano to the maguaras. I have to say, these new hydraulic disc brakes avids have created are excellent! The modulation is unbelievable! I am serious, you can just slightly bend your finger on the lever, and ur wheel be be at a complete halt! It's just that powerful! Installation was very simple, no mysteries. I've tested this product with a few riding friends down a long trail down British Columbia for the whole day! My buddies' pads were all worn out except my avid hydraulics! I still had a lot of the pads left! this is truly amazing. The levers have an amazing feel to it. Extremely comfortable too! and it doesn't have that mushy feeling like the hayes.

Weaknesses:    Bleeding was a little bit of a mess, but I guess I was just not use to thier bleeding method with a different design on the reservoir.

Bottom Line:   
These disc brakes are extremely amazing. It gives you a totally different feeling from all the other disc brakes I have tried previously. Nothing can match with the avid hydraulics in this competition.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   every trail is my favorite trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   secret!

Similar Products Used:   Disc brakes used on motorcycles!

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Super 8 se.

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


Shimano M596 hydraulic disc brake with resin pads and Shimano XTR RT97 rotors

Hi , I want to change my rotors from 160 to 180 rear .. I'm not sure if these whould be compatible with the m596 caliper any suggestions whould be appreciated Thanks !!!Read More »

Brake Upgrade hydraulic disc

I have a Cannondale Trail 29er that I bought about 6 weeks ago. Brakes seem pretty awful and I'd like to upgrade. I think what's on there is a Cannondale "brand" brake, hydraulic disc. What is a fairly good upgrade (hydraulic disc) that won't break the bank? I'd be willing to spend up to $75 for ... Read More »

Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brake

I have a rear elixir 1 disc brake with 1350mm hose. It doesn't fit completely with the cable routing on my MC Fury. I am looking to lengthening the rear hydraulic line to 1600mm to fit the frame. So I have jagwire hyflow hydraulic line, jagwire avid elixir fitting kit, and a avid hydraulic disc ... Read More »

Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brake issue

I'm experiencing problems with my brakes on my hartail mtb. Whenever I go to my bike in the morning, the brakes are very weak and do not have much stopping power but when I come back from a ride and they have heated up a bit they are nice and sharp...then the next day they are weak again until I tak ... Read More »

Installing New Hydraulic Disc Brake, Rotor Rubbing Against Brake Pads

Hi everyone, I got Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes and it came almost pre-installed with my bike. All I had to do was bolt the caliper to the fork. Currently, my bike is experiencing rotor rubbing against the brake pads. This is how I installed it: 1.) Remove spacer that's between the brake p ... Read More »

Read More »



 

INTERBIKE

EUROBIKE





Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!




















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

   

MTBR on Facebook