Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brake

Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brake - Black
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Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brake - White

POWER, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE: CHOOSE ALL THREE.

With features that matter, the Elixir 3 brings Avid’s most important technologies to the people, including the convenience of tooled reach-adjust and our revolutionary TaperBore™ Technology. Not all pockets are deep, which is why we don’t consider things like comfort, control and reliability “features” – to us, these are rights of every Avid owner.

Weight398 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount)
Lever MaterialBlack Aluminum Lever, Aluminum Body
Caliper Design2 Piston, Forged 2-piece Aluminum
FinishGrey, White, Tungsten Grey
RotorHS1 (140rear) 160/170/180/200mm
PadOrganic, Top Loading
FluidDOT 4
MountAmbidextrous
AdjustmentReach Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning, Optional Adjustable Banjo
Special FeaturesTaperBore Technology, MatchMaker Compatible, Split Clamp
Intended UseXC/Trail
Deep Stroke Modulation™

There’s a fine line between braking hard and braking so hard that you lose traction. Deep Stroke Modulation allows riders to perfectly navigate that line and control even the most powerful brakes with finesse.

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DOT 5.1™

Heat is an enemy of any brake system, so advancements in heat management, mean advancements in your ride. You see, we found that in our systems DOT 5.1 takes almost 3 times longer to boil than DOT 4, thus allowing flawless fade-free performance in even more extreme conditions.

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Intergrated Reservoir

With TaperBore Technology™ we’ve integrated the reservoir and master cylinder on our hydraulic disc-brake levers to create a super-sleek (and even lighter) lever design.

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Power Reserve Geometry

At the end of the day, a brake lever simply multiples the force your hand generates (just like the nut cracker). Avid’s Power Reserve Geometry™represents a way of thinking about the physics of leverage and your hand’s comfort. This philosophy is fundamentally different than others in the business of brakes. Due to pivot placement, physics dictates that with other brake levers your fingers tend to slip off the ends as you pull. Avid is different. We designed our levers with the pivot closer to the handlebar, in fact, closer than anyone else in the industry. The resulting lever movement has less inward travel, an arc that’s closer to your fingers’ natural motion and delivers more force to the brake. The cool part is, every Avid lever has it.

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Reach Adjust

Brake lever fit and feel is a personal thing. Riders have individual positioning preferences, as well as unique hand sizes and finger lengths. Reach Adjust makes it easy to adjust your lever for maximum one-finger control for everyone.

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TaperBore Technology™

The term “TaperBore” refers to a unique patent-pending closure system in our Elixir and Code levers. It saves weight, looks super-sleek, improves lever feedback and most importantly–gives you more power and control.

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Top-loading Pads

When the only thing between you and the trail is bike maintenance, every second matters. With our top-loading pads, new disc-brake pads can be installed without taking off the wheel, working under the caliper or doing any upside-down pad juggling, so you’ll be ready to ride much quicker.

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Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™

Another original Avid technology making your life better—there’s never been an easier brake to install and adjust. With Avid’s Tri-Align™Caliper Positioning System™, aligning the caliper to the rotor literally takes seconds. Just loosen the CPS™ bolts a little, and then squeeze the brake lever while re-tightening the bolts. Perfect caliper alignment—just like that.

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Some variations of this product featured on this page are not available for purchase and are installed on bicycles as original equipment only. See your dealer for details.

SRAM Warranty (2.21 MB, PDF)

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