Elixir 7 Trail Hydraulic Disc Brake

A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.

Don’t be fooled by its svelte 355-gram profile. With a new 4-piston dual-diameter caliper, the Elixir 7 Trail packs a powerful punch.

Whether you’re bombing rowdy descents or flowing through technical rock gardens, this is a brake that helps you do what you do: Ride farther, and ride faster.

Weight355 grams Alloy Blade (Front; Direct Mount, 160mm rotor)
Lever MaterialAluminum
Caliper DesignLightweight 4 piston, 2 Piece forged aluminum, Top loading pads
FinishStorm Grey
RotorHS1 140(rear)/160/170/180/200mm
PadSteel-backed Organic
FluidDot 5.1
MountAmbidextrous
AdjustmentTooled Reach Adjust, Banjo adjust
Special FeaturesTaperBore Technology, MatchMaker X Compatible
Intended UseXC/Trail/AM/FR
SystemOpen system, 4 piston, dual diameter
Tri-Align Caliper Positioning SystemNo
Tool-Free Pad ReplacementYes
AmbidextrousYes
Stainless HardwareBlack Phosphate Steel
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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MatchMaker and MMX Compatible

Save weight and clutter on the bar with Matchmaker. It holds Avid levers, SRAM® triggers, and various RockShox® controls, all with one tidy, light, clamp--a dream come true for handlebar component footprint conservationists the world over. Available in two versions: Matchmaker™ X integrates the RockShox®XLoc and is compatible with XX and X0 brakes. Standard Matchmaker™is also available and works with any split-clamp design and RockShox® PushLoc.

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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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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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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 (2.19 MB, PDF)

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