Thanks for the code. I am placing a order at Bike Bling later todayTheDarkAce said:Just ordered a set of Avid Elixir CR brakes with 203 rotors from Bike Bling for $159 each minus 10% off using REALDEAL code. Total price with shipping was under $300 for the set.
Or you could cancel your order and just get them right now from Bike Bling, with the carbon levers instead of the aluminum levers that you ordered, for only 8 bucks a set more. :thumbsup:DriveByBikeShooting said:on a somewhat sour note... I got conformation of my order today but they say that they won't have them in untill the 8th...
....but I want them now.... ehhhh whatever i guess ill have to wait.
Just bought a F&R set of Avid Elixir r's at my local REI (Denver,CO) for 69.95 a piece.:thumbsup:GFisher2001 said:Anyone notice any cheaper prices on the R or the CR Eixir since the first post??
More specifically I am looking for a Rear 160mm model. Lowest that I have seen is 109.99-10% at Bike Bling.
FYI: I weighed my Front Avid Elixir R brake and it was actually 5 or 6 grams lighter than the CR compared to a photo I saw posted online of a Front CR.
i've yet to read of any brake that doesn't have a group of folks dealing with squeal and nearly equal numbers who have not had any problems. especially when talking about brakes within a reasonable price. not necessarily defending Avids but that I don't think Avid is alone. for every brake, you can find some who claim it's the shizzle and other who claim it's just sh!t.isleblue65 said:I believe retailers are blowing out the Avids because of all of the problems people have had with vibration, squealing and turkey gobble. Avid has even released a technical service bulletin relating to this problem.
I am dealing with these issues now with my Avid Elixir CRs that came on my 29er, which is un rideable due to extreme vibration, which has rendered the rear brake ineffective. The front is so loud that it is a severe distraction to riding. Without going into too much detail about caliper alignment, rotor cleaning and pad sanding 'fixes', much can be read about the issues people are having with Avid brakes by doing a Google search, or an MTBR search for "noise" or "turkey gobble".
My old 4 pot Deore XT disc brakes on my 26" bike were flawless for 10 years, and even though they weigh 3x what the Elixirs do, I am considering replacing the Elixirs with the old XTs temporarily until I can afford a better, lighter set.
There is probably a reason why we are seeing such "great deals" on Avid Elixir hydros.