ELIXIR 5 Hydraulic Disc Brake
WHEN THE FUTURE IS UNKNOWN, GOOD BRAKES ARE PRICELESS.
At Avid, we believe in Trickle-Down Brakenomics. Elixir 5 offers the premium ride quality found in higher-end Elixirs in a simpler and more affordable package.
With features like our modulation-enhancing TaperBore Technology, powerful two-piece caliper design and easy access tooled reach adjust, this brake doesn’t skimp out.
|Lever Material||Aluminum lever, Aluminum Body|
|Caliper Design||2 Piston, Forged 2-piece Aluminum|
|Rotor||HS1 (140mm rear) 160/170/180/200mm|
|Pad||Organic, Top Loading|
|Special Features||TaperBore Technology, MatchMakerX Compatible|
|Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System||no|
|Tool-Free Pad Replacement||no|
|Other||2 hose angles for clean routing|
|Retail Availability||August 2012|
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