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Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads


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    16 Reviews


    Confident deceleration.

    Avid created the top-loading Elixir Disc Brake Pads to pair specifically with its updated Elixir braking system for easy installation and removal along with increased stopping power compared to the Juicy 7 brakes.

    You get two options when choosing your Elixir Brake Pads: Organic or Metallic. The Organic version is softer for quieter stopping and more modulation, while Metallic offers increased durability and better heat dissipation. If you're riding in the rain and mud a lot, we recommend Metallic for the best braking in wet conditions.

    • Steel backing
    • Organic or Metallic braking surface material options
    • Compatible with Avid Elixir brakes and Avid XX (organic only)
    • Sold in pairs (one left and one right pad per set)
    • Item #AVI0085

    Tech Specs

    organic, metallic
    Avid Elixir brakes, Avid XX
    Recommended Use
    mountain biking

    Tech Specs

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    pump the brakes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    these brakes will stop you at high rates of speed if you apply them! metallic will last substantially longer than the organics but will be a little bit louder. to be honest though brakes are pointless. go ham out there!

    2nd set!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great pads, I usually go for the metallic since I am pretty rough on my brakes and occasionally ride through creeks and mud. This is the 2nd time I have ordered these and will continue until I get my hands on a better bike!

    Pretty dang happy overall.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Really good stopping power. Glad I went with these vs. the cheaper's worth the extra little bit of money. The organic is a bit thicker than I expected, so be sure to factor that in. Takes a few rides for the initial brake noise to go away. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.

    Less noise, for sure

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Less noise, people say you lose some stopping power with Organic pads but I honestly couldn't tell the difference. All I wanted them to be is less noisy and that they were not 100% but good enough for me.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great pads for those who arent riding the brakes. Really quiet and grabby. Easy to replace. They are wearing out faster than my synthetics did, but im enjoying them way more. MUCH better than generics, stick with the avid ones.

    Easy To Replace

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I ride a lot of lifts and go through brake pads quicker than I'd care to admit. These work as advertised and are really easy to replace. I prefer metallic pads for their longer life, any increase in sound doesn't bother me.

    Go With Organic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was never able to get the metalic brake pads to seat correctly. I tried a couple sets. I followed all of SRAM's instructions to the T and other guidance I found. I switched to the organic compound and have had smooth quiet braking ever since. The organic pads have held up well even in snow, ice, mud and rain.

    Brake Pads!

      Brake pads are one of those things that rarely get acknowledged. Like chains or cassettes they are something one does not often think about them. These pads, though, are worth getting excited about. They stop well, are reasonably quiet, and are not prone to fade. Thanks to the excellent design of the Avid caliper they are also very easy to replace when needed. I tend to gravitate towards the semi-metallic for the longer life span.

      Unanswered Question

      I have a elixr 1 on my bmc mt bike and I...

      I have a elixr 1 on my bmc mt bike and I need some brake pads and I need to know what brakes I need to get. thanks

      Do these pads come with the bolt and safety...

      Do these pads come with the bolt and safety clip. I have messed up, lost the clip and somehow managed to round the top of the bolt. Can you suggest a good quality torx set?

      Best Answer

      This will come with the spring and bolt, as pictured. For a good quality torx wrench set, take a look at Pedro's L Torx Set (Item # PED000P). It is a great set with loose wrenches to allow better purchase on your bolt to prevent it from stripping.