Avid Elixir 5 with HS1 Rotor 2014
Avid believes 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 on anything.
I have ridden the 5 for a couple of years now and feel it is a good brake if you stay on top of maintenance. You need a kit, patience and dexterity to bleed the brakes and I would prefer mineral oil. The pads are pricey and you will go through them if you ride in wet conditions. Decent modulation and reach adjustment is nice.