Avid DB1 Disc Brake System

DESCRIPTION

  • Lever Material: Aluminum
  • Caliper Design: 2 Piston, Cast 2-piece Aluminum
  • Pad: Organic, Top Loading
  • Fluid: DOT 4
  • Mount: Ambidextrous

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 23, 2015]
Fat Dan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Lever feel and adjustability. 1 finger braking power.

Weakness:

Time and effort to get set up properly. Fiddly & flimsy cotter pin pad-retention system. Non-split 1-piece lever mounting.

These brakes came standard on my Trek Farley 5. After following the recommended break-in procedure, they started to howl and judder badly after the first two rides. I removed & deglazed the pads with a light sanding, carefully chamfering the leading edges of the pads, and applied a light smear of copper grease to the back of the pads. I also re-set the calipers on their posts and checked the rotors for true & bolt tension prior to cleaning them with contact cleaner. 100% better but after a bad run with Avid Elixirs on a previous ride, will be avoiding this manufacturer in favour of Shimano or Magura in future.

Similar Products Used:

Avid Elixir

[Apr 26, 2015]
shaun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

outstanding stopping power from a cheaper than average brake i was surprised to say the least i have a 180 rotor on the front and i have to take care braking hard it will throw you

Weakness:

not found any as yet

for the money these are good brakes easy to fit bleed and maintain work really well and for what i paid i am very impressed

[Dec 17, 2013]
camillo

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

simple and effective

Weakness:

nothing

tried to replace the avid mechanical mod. BB5, in the past I have had other elixir and confirm problems with frequent bleed and little tolerance between discs and pads.
I was really surprised at how well they work, powerful and adaptable at the right point, and I can say that the tolerance between disc and pads is correct to work well

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