Avid 2011 Elixir 5

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16 Reviews for 2011 Elixir 5

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 Perfect brake from my style of riding, nice plush feel to the lever. small blade for single or double finger braking.
nice look and finish to them. works well with a 185 rotor. i changed from the juicy 5 to these and i dont regret it. pads are easy to change too.
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 Great power and pretty reliable. Loved the response, power, and snappyness (dont think thats a word...). Never had to re-bleed. Downfall: broke the lever off on my first crash and ruined the entire brake. Maybe not the most durable.
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 I was struggling with my brakes at the time after just starting to get more into DH riding. I was looking to get an affordable mid-range to high-range brake setup and up came the Elixir 5's. Got them in white, think they look nice for a start. I've used them on several types of terrane now and a couple different styles of mid speed/technical trails, nothing world cup size, but decent enough and they've done the job fantasically. If you had the money though, get the Elixir 7's for that extra overral finish. However for amature FR/DH, the price is white and they smash their competitors in this range out the water for me.
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 Need bled extremely often. Work well with my dirt jumper, however i would not recommend them for downhill. Have completely lost my front brake going down trails due to the notorious air pockets that get trapped in the line.
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 Super good braking power never had a problem. only downside is a slight vibration when braking that has only happened a couple times
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 I put these on every bike I get. That should be a good sign for those looking to see if these are good. These have strong but not overdone power as well as good lever feel.
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 Great brake, reliable, good value for money.. bleed is simple and setup is even easier! Plus it can be run euro style as well.
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 Great product. Great stopping power. Worked great for a month then had to rebuild due to brake fluid leaking out of the caliper ....
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 Very light and quiet with lots of stopping power. Performance is noticeably lower in wet conditions, but still gets the job done.
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 great brake never fades even on super long steep descents, great modulation. never stops working never broken even after many crashes.
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 I have this brake in White, i bent the rotor, but that's just an average thing for me. Really nice brake, but might have to replace the brake pads every couple months.
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 Great brakes! I've never bed mine in properly but even so they still stopped me all the time!
Looks good, feels a bit squishy compared to Saints. 5*!
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 Stoping powers unbelievable I can be flying through a insane rough trail and stop in less then a second these are awesome
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 this is great brakes for intermediate riders... i been using for 6 months but now is time for change Smile
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 these brakes suck. i been using for 1 year. a had these brakes rebait 4 times
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 Decent brakes, but need to be bled quite often
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Avid 2011 Elixir 5 (MSRP $0) — WHEN THE FUTURE IS UNKNOWN, GOOD BRAKES ARE PRICELESS. Elixir 5 offers the same ride quality as higher-end Elixirs, in a simpler package. With features like our modulation-enhancing TaperBore Technology, powerful two-piece caliper design and easy access tooled reach adjust, this brake offers the best power and control in its class. When what’s around the bend remains to be seen, the Elixir 5 is like having a handlebar-mounted Miss Cleo.

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Weight 392 g
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options G3 CleanSweep 160mm, 185mm, 203mm
Lever Options Tungstun Grey Aluminum, Carbon Fiber Lever option, Aluminum Body
Brake Technology TAPERBORE TECHNOLOGY, DEEP STROKE MODULATION, POWER RESERVE GEOMETRY™, DTRI-ALIGN™ CALIPER POSITIONING SYSTEM™, INTEGRATED RESERVOIR, DOT 5.1, REACH ADJUST, TOP-LOADING PADS, MATCHMAKER COMPATIBLE

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