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Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake 2012

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Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake 2012

At Avid, they 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 their modulation-enhancing TaperBore Technology, powerful two-piece caliper design and easy access tooled reach adjust, this brake doesn't skimp out. These brakes come without rotors, are pre-bled and come in plain packaging.

  • Deep Stroke Modulation
  • DOT 5.1
  • Integrated Reservoir
  • MatchMaker Compatible
  • Power Reserve Geometry
  • Reach Adjust
  • TaperBore Technology
  • Top-loading Pads
  • Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System
  • Front/Rear Cable Hose Length: 785mm / 1333mm
  • 260g (Front Caliper and Lever with Hose)
  • NOTE: The rotor and adapter are NOT included



Elixer 5 2012

In- House Weight

260 grams (Brake and Caliper only/No hardware) Front Brake.

Lever Material

Gloss white with tungstun Grey blade

Caliper Design

2 Piston, Forged 2-piece Aluminum


Gloss White

Rotor Sizes



Organic, Top Loading


DOT 5.1


Ambidextrous (32" Front Hose; 62" Rear Hose lenght)


Reach Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning,

Special Features

TaperBore Technology, MatchMaker Compatible, Split Clamp

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Finicky maintenance, but settled in eventually - Apr 23, 2014

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3 out of 5 stars

These guys have required a lot of TLC, although they have settled in after a year of consistent use. Usually pad stiction or air creeping in the lines, however I've found a maintenance protocol that has minimized overhauling them as frequently. A shot of brake cleaner on the pistons, followed by isopropyl alcohol, followed by water. Air bleeds aren't as frequent as they used to be. I like their actuation on the trail. Much more modulation than Shimano, yet they don't require a lot of pressure to stop hard.

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A great priced, effective brake - Apr 02, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
Mount Gretna, PA

I purchased this to replace a higher-end Elixir brake that had seen better days. Personally, I have had good luck with Avid brakes. This brake modulates well, and you really have to grab it hard to get it to lock up. My experience has been as long as you are decent at bleeding Avids, they work fine. Love the white!

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Great Brakes - Jul 13, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Brainerd, MN

Love these! Stop on a dime!

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