Avid Elixir 9 Trail Carbon GS 2014
Your bike is a highly evolved trail-slaying machine. Your brakes should be too. The all-new Elixir 9 Trail removes limitations, giving you lightweight XC efficiency combined with monster all-mountain power. With a 4-piston dual-diameter caliper and trail-tuned modulation, this is control and confidence for any off-road situation.
Avid Elixir 9 Trails replaced my 2011-12 Avid Code R's. Big impovement and I thought my old brakes were pretty good though a bit loud and rear lever would continually creep in and need adjusting. These brakes are a big step up from the old Codes. Really quiet, great lever adjustability and tremendous stopping power with the 4 piston dual caliper. Nice modualtion as well. I would recommend
Very good brakes. Avid got read of the CVS adjusting system for these, and they mount as any regular brake, directly on the fork and the rear mount adapter. Plenty of modulation and braking power. compared with Avid Elixir 7 (not the trail version), modulation is significantly improved, and the 4 piston brake power shows on steep descents where if you needed you get the wheels locking, which was difficult for me with Elixir 7. Also, improved from regular Elixir, they do not change position as with the regular Elixir so they do require less adjustment. What I have noticed is that as the pads start to wear (from new), as the wear is not uniform for left and right pad, you might need to adjust the position once, but then the position is set. You have the reach adjust and of course the contact point adjust, so you can fine tune your brake to your liking.