Avid Elixir CR

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 • Intended use - Cross Country, Trail, All-Mountain, Freeride, Downhill
• Finish - White Carbon lever blade
• Special features - TaperBore Technology, Tool-free Pad Contact-Point Adjustment, Tool-free Reach Adjustment, Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™, Power Reserve Geometry™, Ambidextrous, Split Clamp/Matchmaker compatible, Drip-free bleeding, Two-piece calliper, Top loading pads
• System - Two-piston, open system
• Rotor sizes - G3 Clean Sweep 160, 185 and 203mm
• Fluid DOT 5.1
• Weight - 375g with Carbon blade (160mm rotor; front post mount)
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 Amazing all around Brakes Lighter than any other brakes that I no I can't think of any cons but the pros are definatly the reach adjustment so you don't have to bring a tool out to adjust it and the new taperbore technology the carbon levers make it even lighter great brakes.
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 AMAZING brake, as soon as you wear them in they stop on a dime, I have a 140mm rotor and it works just as well as my friends 185mm juicy 7. modulation is amazing compaired to other brakes I have used, Defiantly recommend this brake for any use!
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 I love these brakes! They have great tooless adjustability at the lever. Good modulation during the whole stroke of the lever. Two piece clamp makes it easy to take on ad off without removing the grip like you have to with other brake levers. Ability to use different angles on the banjo bolt on the caliper is a bike plus for bikes with funky rear ends like the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR. The only downfall is the price, and with all the features and light-weight...it's not much of a downfall, there are other brakes that have less features and charge you more. Buy it!
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 awesome set of brakes work good for just about anything, also they are very easy to bleed and fix. i toke a hard crash (i broke my wrist) and bent the lever bolt and reach agustment screw and it was a 15 minuite job and the carbon levers are very strong 9cause they didn't break!!!!!) i can not find any thing wrong with these brakes. just go out and buy them
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 these brakes have been heaven to me, i love to make ajustments to my bike while i'm riding it to make it more comfortable to ride and perform better, these brakes you dont need any tools to adjust the reach or pad contact, which is great beause i dont have to carry tools or wait till i get back home. The power is amazing can always rely on it, i wouldnt run any other brake.
i would rcomend these brakes to any downhiller who likes to ajust on the track and needs powerful but light brakes.
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 Killer brake!!! I also have the Elixir Rs and they get the job done all the same, but having the pad adjustment is priceless... lets your brakes engage much quicker, with a lot less play in the lever. Normally I stray away from these extra adjustments but for these brakes it really is great to have! A+ in my book. Go get your's now!
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 I am 5'8" 150 lbs

Pros:
-great stopping power
-awesome modulation
-great looks
-light weight
-easy to bleed
-easy pad changing
-easy to center over rotor
-good price
-easy, tool free rear adjustment and lever stroke adjustment

Cons:
-none
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 Excellent brakes they have incredible stopping power. I really like how Quick you can adjust these! I've ridden them for 7 months now, after 5 months of hard ridding I replaced the rear pads. Great brakes, I've had no problems yet and I would highly recommend them.
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 These are probably the best brakes I have ever ridden. I've experienced no break fade and wow they are easy to bleed. These brakes stop me on my dh rig fast with one finger braking. They are super precise and are just awesome.
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 Best feeling brakes ever purchased, my co-worker was hit by a car on his bike with these brakes, the brake levers left massive dents in the side of the truck and the brakes still work fine, as a bomb proof DH, XC, or just kick around brakes i would go with these, as a Mechanic i give them a well deserived approval
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 Amazing brakes. incredible modulation with its new TaperBore Technology. Also super adjustable with its lever extension, Brake Pad Positioning System, you can make this brake seem like it was built for you personally. The carbon levers give it a great feeling. Along with the super sleek black body and anodized red adjustments it looks great. Super light and strong, these are great brakes.
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 Got them on my tr450, i had saint brakes before and found that the saints were far too grabby for my liking, i also found they had little modulation, i changed for elixirs and they were completely opposite, they had slightly less power, but i use my brakes to control my speed not stop me as soon as i look at them (like the saints were) the modulation on the elixirs were far better and have a much better lever feel too.
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 love these brakes! i run them on my empire 5 and never skipped a beat and they can take a beating. they are great if you don't want the price and the ridiculous power of a saint brake or code brake but these still pack a punch and they preform well at any bike park. i would recommend these brakes to any one.
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 Omg, coming from stock brakes, my mind is blown. No more on off. The feel of the modulation people talk about is well worth a couple extra bucks. The combo of lever angle adjustment let alone the "grab " adjuster, or the "knuckle crush" adjuster. Yeah they are a little old, but so is the black widow, and dang is she all the more deadly with a proper set of brakes. Shout out to the local biking community of the central Okanagan, BC,CA! Rutting Land!
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 Better than all my xtr stuff - beautiful components and super smooth secure controlled braking, rest of the bike may change, but my CRs will stay for some years yet! To think I nearly wasted my money on Strokers.....
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 feels amazing right out of the box nothings wrong with them and there prebled so i put them on and go. these are some of the best brakes i've tried so far and they feel great too
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 beautiful brakes-good looking, light, powerful enough for dh, adjustable, don't fade too much, what more could you ask for? well, lower the price a bit, but its still not hideous.
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 Absolutely awesome performance. The first brake I've ever said could really be run on absolutely any bike, regardless of discipline. Incredible modulation with the new taperbore reseviour, power to spare, and lightweight...
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 super light, stiff, enough power and modulation. Although I have the Magnesium version (which is even lighter) I had experience with this one. Can be used at anything from XC to DH
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 great brakes, good power, great adjustability. I run them on my street/dj and my trail bike. If they made their carbon and aluminum levers the exact same dimensions they would be much better
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 Best brakes I've ever owned. All the adjustments are great and help a lot. I can't think of anything wrong with these brakes (except the price), but good equipment comes at a price.
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 These have to be the best brakes ever built. I love mine, especially with adjustable levers. You just cant go wrong with these. their also light and powerful. Id definitly recomend getting these.
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 Better than the Codes that I rode for a year. Really like the lever action and they modulate pretty well. THe reach and contact adjustments are key. Won't ride breaks without these features.
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 Best brake ever made, ultra light action at the bar, superb power, great weight, looks awesome, easy to bleed, 203mm rotors run for over 2 months now in whistler, no problems!!!!!!
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 Running a set of these brakes with 185 rear and 203 front rotors. The 185 rear is plenty powerful enough for DH and they haven't needed a bled yet (which is surprisingly good as Avid brakes usually have a poor factory bleed)
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 everything you could want in a brake, lightweight, stopping power, and adjustibility. Nice White color, carbon levers, and the new cleansweep rotor.
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 great modulation better than saint in my opinion maby a little less stop power cause there 2 piston but are a much cheaper and a better all around brake.
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 great power, nice and light, look sexy! I also have used them for a little over a full year, and they still perform like they did day 1 out of the box. My brake for a while!
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 Quick acting light brakes are great for racing or just going for a fun ride plus they look super cool favourite brake that I've ridden on
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 These brakes were made for more than stopping you on a DH course going 40 MPH. They were built to stop a truck full of dead llamas
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 Both this and codes from Avid come in highly recommended here. Can't think of any negatives except they are not machined and customizable like Hope M4/X2
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 The best "all use" brakes that I ever had... low weigth, high power braking , easy maintenance.

Combined with a pair of rotors "HOPE 203mm" is the best choice you can have.
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 these brakes are light, quiet, and resoponsive altho they do not have 4 pistons like the code they are amazing like them and more reliable.
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 light easy to bleed and a lot of modulation

pads are so easy to replace

awesome look to them and they've lasted me a while with no signs of deterioration
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 Came on my giant faith, was considering replacing them with my saints, but after some proper time on them, the saints have now be sold
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 amazing stoppin power longish pad life + its avid, and they are amazing and are very lite at 371.94g they are also very attractive
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 great power, really light, cool looking and SUPER easy to adjust on the go ! a bit on the expensive side but well worth it for me
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 light and powerful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 sick! best brakes ever. hands down. better than the codes that i had. the modulation is amazing. after one season of full dh on them the still feel amazing.
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 best brake i´ve ever ridden, super powerful and a super modulation, didn´t have to deaerate them or anything, so perfect reliability
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 Best modulation, power, weight, and feel. For downhill racing these sre at the top of my list. So far I havent had any problems.
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 Great modulation as well as power. The pad contact adjustment works like a charm and dialing in the feel you want is super easy. Overall a great brake.
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 Awesome Brakes!
Light Weight, constant strength, modulation is great, adjustments are helpful
No cons, well i dont have any yet
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 These are the easiest brakes to use and set up. They are very adjustable. You only have to use your one finger to pull the brake with out any effort.
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 Great brakes. Good modulation compared to the Juicy 7's. Light weight and strong braking. One of the Best brakes out there now.
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 Easy to bleed, good adjustment, great for all riding disciplines. Just, GREAT 5*5*
Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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 These are amazing. There are so manny differnet settings to make them feel comfortable in or on your hand. I love them.
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 GREAT, reliable, powerful and light, the pad control works very well (way better than the one on the old juicy 7)
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 A fantastic brake - silent, powerful, light, easy to work with and fanastic modulation! Such a great brake!
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 Pro: Lightweight, Easy adjustability, Looks, Modulation is excellent.
Cons: Pain to bleed, noisy when wet.
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 Super breaking power, confidence inspiring. They performed amazingly for the money spent. Value with a capital V.
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 Awesome stopping power, even with 180 rotor. Saves time on the trail having all the adjustment at your fingertips.
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 best brakes ever! light enough for XC, powerful enough for DH, easily adjustable, great looking... a 9/10.
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 ABS for bikes. Best overall brake to date.
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 The perfect do it all brake.
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 probblably the nicest brake you could own
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 Great adjustability without the on/off feeling of juicys.
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 Only Avid brake I will ever run after countless problems with my Juicy 7
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 light but have great modulation and power!
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 O mesmo conforto e tacto de uns juicy 7, com mais potência e menos peso.
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 Just... great!
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 sick brake
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 Good.
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 AWESOME BRAKES WORK WELL
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 Very dialed brake
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 sweet
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Avid Elixir CR (MSRP $260) — The CR is the Elixir you run if only the very best will do. TaperBoreTM Technology, beautiful black finish, toolfree reach adjustment, and a foxy new Pad Contact-Point Adjustment design all make it a marvel of brake design. Power Elixir has awesome stopping power because of its new, super-stiff, two-piece caliper, featuring larger grooved pistons than our Juicy brakes. The larger pistons produce overall power that sits halfway between Juicy and Code.

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Release Date 2009
Price $260
Weight 371.94 g
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options G3 Clean Sweep 160 | 185 | 203 | 140mm rear only
Lever Options Carbon or Alloy
Adapter standard Post Mount
Adapter standard - Adapters are what connect your brake to your fork, or frame. The standard refers to what bolt pattern that brake is designed to be used with. They do make cross over adapters for Post Mount to International Standard, or IS.
Brake Technology TaperBore Technology | Tool-free Pad Contact-Point Adjustment | Tool-free Reach Adjustment | Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™ | Power Reserve Geometry™ | Ambidextrous | Split Clamp/Matchmaker compatible | Drip-free bleeding | Two-piece caliper | Top

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