Free 2-Day Shipping on Orders Over $50* Up to 25% Off Marmot– Save on Clothing and Gear


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)

Share your thoughts



No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

    Add a:
  • Share a photo
  • Share a video


Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Now review from the App.Download

Here's what others have to say...


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.


They work!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Great pads. These work on all Avid Elixir brake calipers. Don't forget to replace your pads. These helps my brakes to stop making a horrible noise.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

They work great, I can stop when I want to.


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.


Organic all the way

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

They are quite and they bite pretty hard. They have lasted long enough for me to be satisfied. I found the metallics a little loud for my liking


Quality brakes

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

They do exactly what they're made to do. They stop you!



  • 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.

Just reloaded on these. Love being able to replace the myself!

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.


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.


Quiet Brakes

    These pads are considerably quieter than my stock ones. They're easy to install too.


    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.


      Exactly what I needed

        These were exactly what I needed.

        They do the job and keep me riding.


        Good brake pads

          I like the Avid brand over generics like serfas of Jaqwires for the Elixirs as they include new hardware with them. More than adequate to get the job done.