The first part of Elixir’s incredible stopping power is Avid’s hallmark, Power Reserve Geometry. We located the pivot colder to the handlebar. In fact, it’s closer than any other brake in the industry. The resulting lever movement has less inward travel and an arc that’s closer to your finger’s natural motion, which delivers more force to the brake with less effort to the rider.
The second part of the equation is Elixir’s super stiff two-piece calliper. Its design and the fact that it uses DOT 5.1 brake fluid, provides more heat resistance for its large, powerful pistons. Better heat management gives you consistent power that never fades.
The term “TaperBore” refers to a unique patent-pending closure system in our new Elixir levers. It saves weight, looks super-sleek, improves lever feedback, and most importantly, gives you more power and control.
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 performance in even more extreme conditions.
Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™:
Another original Avid technology making your life better … There’s never been an easier brake to install. 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 squeeze the brake lever, while tightening the bolts again. Perfect caliper alignment, and you could probably do it with your eyes closed.
Power Reserve Geometry™
At the end of the day, a brake lever simply multiples the force your hand generates (just like the nutcracker). Avid’s Power Reserve Geometry represents a way of thinking about the physics of leverage and your hands’ 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 one that delivers more force to the brake. The cool part is: Every Avid lever has it
This is the base model Elixir, but its performance is anything but average. It has the same Power Reserve Geometry and power as any Elixir, but at a no-bells-and-whistles price.
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