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The folks at Avid are seemingly never content. While they've enjoyed the lion's share of the disc brake market these last few years with the Juicy series, they've hardly rested on their laurels. They have been busy pondering ideas and making modifications to the hugely successful line. The result is the new Avid Elixir CR disc brake. The Elixir reinvents features found on the Juicy and introduces twists of new technology to up the ante in both performance and value.

At the heart of the new Elixir design is Avid’s new Taperbore technology. The Taperbore design eliminates the need for an independent reservoir. The reservoir is integrated into the piston assembly which immediately shaves weight over the Juicy series lever and accounts for the sleek body shape of the Elixir levers. An adjusted pivot location on the lever brings further refinement, providing less initial braking power and more modulation in the stroke. Avid also thought to incorporate a tool-free reach adjustment, so moving the lever to fit all hand sizes can be done on the fly.

The Avid Elixir CR Disc Brake's stopping power is increased due to a stiffer two piece caliper. This combined with larger pistons and pads make the stopping power of the Elixir fall midway between Juicy and Code. Further, the pads are top-loading which makes changing pads a snap. Because of this, the Elixir has its own specific pad, and Juicy pads are not compatible.

There are several unique features to the Elixir CR. The C (in CR) stands for tool free pad contact adjustment. The red in-line pad contact adjust is located at the end of the lever and moves the pads much further with each turn than the dial on Juicy models, allowing the customization of the brake's responsiveness. The CR gets a carbon lever blade for added sex appeal and small gram savings. Also, an adjustable banjo is given to the CR caliper to achieve the cleanest cable routing possible.

To complete the new design, the Elixir series gets Avid's new rotor, the G3 Cleansweep. The G3 has varying sizes and shapes of cut outs for a more consistent feeling braking surface and vastly improved heat dissipation. The G3 also sheds 10g over the Clean Sweep rotor design.

The Avid Elixir CR disc brake weighs 375g for a complete post mount front brake system with 160mm rotor.

Tech Specs

carbon fiber
Lever Adjustability:
reach (tool free)
Caliper Adjustability:
adjustable banjo
G3 Clean Sweep
Rotor Size:
160 mm
Rotor Attachment:
Claimed Weight:
375 g
Recommended Use:
XC, all-mountain, enduro

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