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Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake - Black 2013

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.

Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake Specifications :

  • Weight- 392 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount)
  • Lever Material - Tungstun Grey Aluminum, Carbon Fiber Lever option, Aluminum Body
  • Caliper Design- 2 Piston, Forged 2-piece Aluminum
  • Rotor - HS1 (140mm rear) 160/180/200mm
  • Pad- Organic, Top Loading
  • Fluid- DOT 5.1
  • Mount- Ambidextrous
  • Adjustment- Reach Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning,
  • Special Features- TaperBore Technology, MatchMaker Compatible, Split Clamp

Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake Features :

  • MatchMaker Compatible - Save weight and clutter on the bar with MatchMaker. This system holds AVID® levers, a number of SRAM triggers and the RockShox PushLoc control—all with one tidy, light clamp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reach Adjust - When one finger has the power to control your ride, adjusting the levers to perfectly match your unique hands is seriously important—that’s why we put Reach Adjust on all of our levers.
  • 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.

Buy Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake - Black 2013 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.

  • Colour: Black, White
  • Size: 160mm, 180mm
  • Option: Front
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Rrcieved this brake and am more than happy with it. It's power is great and is everything you would ask for 08 July 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Useless These brakes are a complete waste of money. In the process of realizing this you may in addition waste tons of time trying to make them work. Seems to me that the linkage between cable and lever simply cannot withstand the required amount of pressure so they leak oil. So you can struggle to make a perfect bleed but if you ever succeed it's gone in a very short while. The are loads of other bad reviews on the internet. Check them out or just buy something else right away. Also had a pair of Elixir 3s - same story. 07 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is one of the best in its class I used these brakes for a long time. I tried some others (Juicy 7, Elixir 7, Elixir 9), I think it is better than Juicy and it is cheaper than E7 & E9 :) It works! 19 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Не совсем то чего ожидал от них. Личное мне показались недостаточно мощные. Есть с чем сравнивать, после них приобрел Elixir 7, они мне показались белее отзывчивыми, что ли. Да и схватывают намертво. Да и сама ручка у 7х поприятней будет. 18 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Отличные тормоза! Хорошие тормоза! При пасмурной погоде тормозят неплохо,легкие и занимают мало места. 08 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Отличный тормоза тормозят отлично, пробег небольшой но пока проблем никаких,единственный недостаток отсутствие переходника на 180 ротор типа PM,пришли с IS переходником и при заказе выбора нет, а в остальном только радуют! 26 May 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Try something else Had to shorten the hose as it came with one long enough for a tandem. When trying to bleed them after this, the lever seals failed and I ended up with brake fluid all over the place. This is the second Avid lever I have had fail. Will try another brand in the future. 30 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent brakes Model 2012 used with Hope Mono Mini-M4 Saw Works perfectly in all weather conditions Spring Summer Autumn Winter -25 to +30 drove about 5,000 kilometers no problems excellent brakes 12 April 2014
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Does it come with the rotor, frame mounts and bolts?
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Yes, this brake is supplied as a complete Pre-Bled set including Rotor, Adaptor and Bolts
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it's 2 brakes or 1 ?
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Yes, rotor,adapter and bolts included
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Whole Package,everything you need to mount and ride.Maybe you have to use a bleeding kit if you shorten the hoses.
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Does it come with matchmakers?
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No; these brakes are supplied with standard hinge clamps; matchmakers would need to be purchased separately.
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No, matchmaker isn't included
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May Elixir 5 diddn´t come with Matchmakers. Only the Regular Clamp.
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How long is the brake hose of the rear brake?

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if I'm not mistaken, 1450mm ( +/- 50mm)
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While hose lengths will vary slightly between brands and even between production runs of the same brake, the average lengths you should expect are listed below:

Front - 900mm
Rear - 1350-1500mm
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The lenght is about 1950mm in real.
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No. this brake comes with a spare olive and barb in order for you to shorten the hose but does not come with a bleed kit. You will need to purchase a bleed kit separately.
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Compatibility with older bikes?

I have a Jamis bike which is about 10 or so years old. I cant afford to change it at the moment so am looking to up spec it a little. It has a mechanical front disc brake and I wanted to change this to a hydraulic version. How can I work out if the Elixir 5 will fit my bike?
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The mount on your fork appears to be the International Standard (IS) mount which is 51mm Eye to Eye. To run an Elixir 5; a caliper mount adaptor would be required for fitting, as Avid use the Post Mount (PM) system; 74mm Eye to Eye.

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The Hydraulic version fits in the same way as the current mechanical disc brake you are using.
You may need an different adapter depending on what size rotor you intend to use. If you intend to stick with the rotor you already have then it is just a straight swap from Mechanical to Hydraulic.
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За один, но в комплекте ротор,адаптер и болты.
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нет,цена для одново тормоза заднии или переднии...
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I have marazzochi dirt jumper three forks and I am wondering whether this brake will fit my forks if I buy the 180mm rotor version with everything it comes with or would I need a special mount adapter or something ?
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This brake will fit your fork and comes complete with the 180mm post mount adapter.
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look at the axle,if its 10mm or 15mm then you need a standard adapter,but if the axle is 20mm then you need special adapter
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i'm hoping to upgrade from juicy 3 front brake with 160mm rotor to this elixir 5 brake with a 180mm rotor. does this kit come with the +20mm PM-PM adapter
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Yes this kit comes with the 20mm Post Mount fitting for an 180 rotor.
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A brake adaptor for a 180mm rotor; Post to Post is supplied with the Front Brake. The rear brake is supplied with a IS mount adaptor.
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Да они сразу прокачены и гидролиния установлена сразу!
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Данные тормоза поставляются в сборе и прокаченными.
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Does this Avid Elixir 5 come as a complete kit with pre-built hoses included?

I'm hoping to replace my current brakes on my downhill bike with these. I currently have the same brakes, Avid Elixir 5, but the sizes are a little different. Front is 203mm and rear 185mm. So is a 200mm a straight replacement for a 203mm and is 180mm a straight replacement for a 185mm

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Comes Complete,maybe you´ve to shorten the hoses and you need for that work a bleed Kit.
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From what i know all Brakes from CRC come with hoose and are bleded,if by kit you mean both brakes (front and rear),the answer is no,100$ for a brake (front OR rear)
All current Avid brakes use 180 and 200mm rotors rather than 185 and 203mm. No real performance difference.
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