2009 marks a new series of brakes for Avid with the Elixir models. The Elixir line up uses TaperBore technology to harness and control the brake's power. User friendly adjustments are also a hot topic with these brakes.
Check out the video and pics inside:
Greg Herbold walks us through the new Avid Elixir brakes and TaperBore Technology:
By moving the lever pivot, Avid has produced less initial power and more deep stroke modulation. This allows the rider to better handle and control the increase in overall power. TaperBore technology eliminates the need for an independent reservoir, leading to a new sleek and lighter integrated brake lever.
The all new Avid Elixir CR brake has put its mark on user friendly parts like no other item I have used or saw this year. The ease of use for pad contact and lever reach make setting up these brakes a breeze.
Elixir has awesome stopping power because of its new, super-stiff, two-piece caliper with larger pistons. The larger pistons produce overall power that sits halfway between Juicy and Code. Plus the newest member of the Avid family provides increased heat resistance by incorporating grooved pistons and DOT 5.1 brake fluid.
The Elixir R is the other member of the family and has all the same features as the CR except pad contact adjustment.