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The Avid Elixir brakes have increased stopping power over the Juicy 7 partly due the new caliper with a larger piston and pad combination. Additionally, the Elixir brakes have a top loading pad system that makes removal and installation a snap. The new features required a redesigned pad specific to the Elixir brake.

The Avid Elixir disc brake pads have a steel backing and come in two options: Organic or Metallic. Organic pads are softer and will provide more quiet braking and increased modulation. Metallic pads will offer longer life and improved heat dissipation. We always recommend Metallic for riders who often ride in wet conditions. The Avid Elixir disc brake pads are sold as one pair of left and right to fit one caliper and include the retraction spring.

Please note: These are Avid's factory XX brake pads, but you must use the organic compound as the metallic pads generate too much heat for the magnesium calipers.

  • Steel backing
  • Organic or Metallic braking surface material options
  • Compatible with Avid Elixir brakes and Avid XX (organic only)
  • Each package includes 2 brake pads
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Tech Specs
Responsible Collection
Organic Materials
organic, metallic
Avid Elixir brakes, Avid XX, SRAM Level TL, SRAM Level T, SRAM Level
Recommended Use
mountain biking

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Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Black, Steel, Quite Organic
Bronze, Steel, Powerful Organic
Copper, Steel, Sintered

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I have older 2012 Avid Elixir x0 brakes, and was wondering if these pads fit.

Just what I needed!

    My bike was squealing and making some weird noises. This brake pad did the trick and now I can stop without turning heads.

    Solid Pads

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used these quite a few times and they're pretty great. Super durable, easy to install, and stops you when you need to stop. Highly recommend.

    Mind at ease

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are bomb proof. They will definitely slow you down when needed. Easy to install as well!

    Great Power

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Needed some new pads. These made my brakes work great again.

    Unanswered Question

    This brake pad work for SRAM level TL??

    They Stop Ya!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These have are long lasting, and work with a variety of different brakes. I have these on some Sram Levels and they work great!

    Locking power

      I accidentally contaminated my old pads and needed something that could lock my rear wheel hard for pedal kicking. I tested these on the first day and they did the trick. solid stopping power.

      Great pads

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Go with the OM parts to take care of your brakes. These are always reliable and dependable. One question i run into is the difference between organic and metallic pads:

      Metallic pads are made up of hardened metallic ingredients, which are bound together with pressure and temperature. These pads will be better if you are a heavier rider. These pads are recommended for riding in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions. They are also a lot better if you are running small rotors, or are on a long descend. Although they are more noisy, and do not have as much of an initial bite as organic pads, you will definitely notice the increased performance at the end of your run.

      Organic pads pads are made up of fibers and organic material that are bonded together with resin.These pads are for lighter weight riders, and riding where lots of brakes are not required, like cross country, and riding in flatter areas .When running these pads with smaller rotors, they will "manage" the heat better, meaning your oil is less likely to boil, which would cause a loss of power. Another great thing about resin pads is that they are much quieter, I know I hate brake squeal, and I'm sure you do too. One big disadvantage of these pads is that they wear out quicker, which means more replacing, and potentially more brake bleeds. Also don't run these pads when it is muddy, wet, or even very dusty conditions. It is suggested that if you are running these pads, you occasionally sand the surface, to remove the glaze.

      OE Pads are the best pads

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I always use Avid pads for any Avid/Sram brakes. There are several aftermarket brands available, however, the stock pads seem to always work the best.

      As a heavier rider I generally prefer the Metallic pads as they seem to have less initial bite but have more power once you really start riding.

      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!

      I like metallic.

        Got these for my Elixir 9 brakes. They work well. I like the increased longevity of the metallic pads.

        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.