Avid XX World Cup Disc Brake System

1.3/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $359.99


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Product Description

The Sram XX World Cup Disc brake marks the lightest edition to the XX brake family. An updated TaperBore design incorporates a new air-trap feature, which prevents potentially trapped air from entering the system, resulting in ridiculously smooth control you can count on.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brian Taylor

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2013

Strengths:    Look nice

Weaknesses:    Constant squealing, seems impossible to stop this, pistons stick, brakes drag on and won't open enough when changing pads making it a nightmare to install the wheel.

Bottom Line:   
Absolute garbage, 2 bikes fitted with Avids and they both have the same problems.
Sram should stick to transmissions as they can't make brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Pavel

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2013

Strengths:    Light, looks

Weaknesses:    Durability, power

Bottom Line:   
Bought brand new from Chainreactioncycles.
Immediately after installation troubles with front brake started - stall, then just stopped working.
Pushing the lever did not bring any result.
First time I attached the lever to grip overnight with rubber band. It helped.
Than it stopped working again (eventhough I did not even ride the bike!). Hint with band did not work.
Brought it to service. Service guys dissasembled main cylinder, found a lot of dirt (????!!!) in cylinder and line.
Replaced braking liquid and some spare parts, now it seems working properly, but power is not really strong. Let's see how long it will last.
Very surprised to see that poor quality in top Avid product...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Paul

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2013

Strengths:    The look

Weaknesses:    Not brakes , completly unsafe , no reliable stopping power.crap at the highest price point

Bottom Line:   
SRAM avid should recall all these dangerous breaks and a class action should be launched at they been told many times these are dangerous.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Craig Morris a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2012

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Does not hold a bleed and need to bleed after 10-20 hours of riding.

Bottom Line:   
In summary, these are total garbage brakes. SRAM swapped me to the 2012 world cup levers that supposedly fixed the bleed issue. It did not. Please stay away, can't say enough bad things about these brakes. Ended up switching to Formula and could not be happier.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by fill the void a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2012

Strengths:    ergonomics, weight?

Weaknesses:    erratic lever, stopping power,

Bottom Line:   
These brakes came with the bike, I would not have purchased them. The lever will drastically change position throughout a ride have to adjust the reach. Stopping power is mediocre at best however, it did improve when swapping to organic pads. The pistons do not return well and need to be cleaned on a regular basis. I have had to adapt my riding style to adjust to the lack of control the brake system offers. SRAM needs to get a clue on their brakes, this is the real world, not a test track.

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Favorite Trail:   Tire Mountain

Purchased At:   Pacos Bike and Ski

Similar Products Used:   SRAM XX

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper 29 FSR

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Daniel

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2012

Strengths:    Looks and weight, that's it.

Weaknesses:    Constantly have to bleed them. Lever keeps "sicking" and have tried everything. I figured if I bought the most expensive brakes from the Avid line, they would be perfect. I have rode them 4 times, but they have been bled 3 times already and still don't work correctly. rotors drag, even brand new ones, so I guess it's time to get a piston kit..WOW.

Bottom Line:   
Would never purchase again, and probably never purchase Avid either. Having problems with Elixir's on my other bike.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dwbiker a Weekend Warrior from marin

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2011

Strengths:    they are light

Weaknesses:    sometimes lever goes to bar without stopping . usually on a sketch downhill . bled using avids u tube video , better for a few days then back to intermittant brake failure . avid / sram / rock shox has very bad quality control .

Bottom Line:   
do not buy these brakes choose another brand (xtr , formula , magura) I wish i had . nothing like getting burned by worthless peice of junk bike parts that are advertised as the high end by avid and cost $$$$$.

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Favorite Trail:   hairball

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   e bay

Similar Products Used:   xo , elixer , 7s , codes , magura marta , hayes , juicys ,

Bike Setup:   ibis mojo carbon

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by DCW-RacerX a Racer from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight, slick looking, nice feel\touch when feathering, good power with a 140MM rotor

Weaknesses:    The factory pads shipped with this brake only lasted 1 6-hr race and a couple of training rides before the race before they were gone. After one minor laydown of the bike at low sliding spped where there was not a scratch on the bike, the brakes just stopped working for about the next 4 miles of riding. I had to keep pumping the lever and finally they started working again. Recently, the lever is now sticking after being pulled in, it springs back out but only after a delay due to the sticking. Price.

Bottom Line:   
These brakes are light and look good but for the price the performance is just not reliable enough. I should not have problems after just a couple months of light duty usage. They must have comprimised to much weight for performance reliability. Stick with the heavier Avids for much less money.

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Favorite Trail:   Chicopee

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   On-Line

Bike Setup:   Large Titus Racer X with the full XX group, Stans Alpine Wheelset, CrankBros Cobalt 11 pedals and post, Fizik Tundra 00 saddle, RaceFace carbon 3/4 riser bars, Continental RaceKing Supersonics. Around 21-22 lbs.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by High Desert Norwegian a Cross Country Rider from Grand Junction, CO

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2011

Strengths:    Very, very light. Good fit and finish. Nice looking.

Weaknesses:    Will not hold a bleed. At all. These brakes work good when they are working. Which is about one to two rides before another bleed will be needed.

Bottom Line:   
I bought what I thought would be "the best" and paid the asking price for "the best". Unfortunately, I have had nothing but problems with these brakes.

I started riding on them in February 2011 with the 2010 full XX group. By the first week of June they had been bled 7 times. LBS called SRAM. They sent me the new (2012) World Cup model at no charge. These were installed. First two rides they were great. Solid. Then the first bleed was needed after flipping the bike over for about one minute for some trailside bike service. Then a second bleed. After the third bleed I put two rides on them noting a slight decrease in performance. I parked this bike for about 10 days (upright) and went to go for a ride and the levers went right to the bars. These brakes lost nearly their entire bleed over ten days with NO usage.

STAY AWAY from these brakes folks, unless you have a full time mechanic at home that works for free or you like the "excitement" of not knowing if your brakes are going to work the next time you grab them during your ride.

I am switching to XTRs.

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Favorite Trail:   Butterknife

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   2010 XX set, complete.

Bike Setup:   XXL Turner Sultan 29r. My brakes came with the full XX group I purchased. DT Swiss 240s centerlock hubs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lickety Split a Racer from Cadllac,Mi

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    None.
These just plain suck.


Weaknesses:    Everything.
These came stock on a new Specialized S-Works 29er HT.
I rode them for one month and noticed some sticking in the lever so back they went to the LBS.This was right before winter struck and my LBS said bring them in and we will get them set up correctly.They've been there evr since.
No problem SRAM send new brakes.
LBS sets them up and the new ones are worse than the old ones.
SRAM then sends new brake lines saying this was the problem with XX brakes all along.
BS!!I go to LBS to find the left lever is still sticking and needs a new piston.ON BRAND NEW BRAKES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN RIDDEN.
I asked the LBS to tell SRAM I wanted credit to buy some Formula R1s.And now this is hilarious.After all this the idiot at SRAM has the lack of brains to say,"why would he not want the best brakes on the market"!!What a dildo.
How about this,I want brakes that work and are reliable.
Is that asking so much?
Never buy these brakes.They have to be the worst high end brakes on the market.
Do yourself a favor and go buy some Formula R1s and enjoy your riding.
I have never in 20 years of mtn biking this crappy of a product and this inept service.


Bottom Line:   
Bike is STILL at shop awaiting another brake lever.
I now have ONE brake that works.
Maybe by Spring the morons at SRAM can get another one that works correctly.

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Favorite Trail:   North Country

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   McLains Cycle

Similar Products Used:   vid BB&s that worked great
Formula R1s that are the pinnacle of lightweight high end hydros.



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