Avid X0 Trail Brakes – WOW
seriously ive hated avid since i first had juicys, then stupidly upgraded to elixir many many years back
new x0 trails on a new bike and christ they are good, non of the constant adjustment i used to have to do with my old avids, power is immense (4 pot), they are quite sexy (for a brake 😉 ), the modulation on them is far far superior to anything else ive used, and they are completely silent!
seriously impressed, only a few rides in but and could go totally tits up, but as it stands by christ they are the best brakes ive owned straight out of the box so to speak
please tell me they will stay this way and not need constant messing with?Posted 3 years ago
i really did honestly think id be changing them straight away, but a lad at the lbs has the x9 trail version on his bike (same 4 pot) and he said they are the best brakes hes ever owned by far, given hes owned about every brand going and riding for 20odd years/racing i do regard his opinion quite highly
i wouldnt be surprised if they went wrong mind either 😆
but im hopeful if they stay like this, they will be pretty good and i wont be replacing them!Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Well MBR reviews have an automatic macro that automatically inserts some comment about having to bleed out of the box and once every 50km every time the word Avid or Elixir appears in the text. So no chance of them selling well regardless of how good or bad they are.
Even user reviews comment about the predecessor, not the completely new product. Should have given it a totally different name imho.
Tempted myself. X9 Trail or X0 Trail.Posted 3 years agoNazNomadSubscriber
I’ve been running them for just under a year now with no problems whatsoever.
I’ve just but my third set of pads in , but that includes a week in the Alps and a winter in the Peak District!
Awesome brakes but I’ve never had any issues with the other Avid brakes I’ve had (Juicy 7’s & Elixr (‘s)
DavePosted 3 years ago
guessing mine came with organic, very very nice feel to the pads, no noise and 2 fairly decent sized peak rides in and no wear whatsoever, how ever it is dry out so i doubt they would be great in winter!
i agree, i came into them thinking id be ditching them straight away based on the previous avid brakes, but i must say they are incredible TBH, plus they dont need constantly adjusting like i remember on my elixirs and juicys, they would always rub regardlessPosted 3 years agou02sgbSubscriber
seriously impressed, only a few rides in
For me that’s the significant part. I bought Elixirs having expected them to have fixed the problems from the Juicy’s and ended up binning them after 18 months. I’ve mates who’ve run them for a few years though so I reckon it’s to do with quality control as well as time.
Stu.Posted 3 years agorickonSubscriber
I’ve got some X9 Trails, had the option to go X0 Trail – but didn’t see the point for the extra cost, it’s just bush vs bearing – and I’ve never worn out an Avid bush before.
They are super excellent too, been running them for almost 12 months now – no sticky pistons, they’ve needed one bleed in that time, but not a full bleed just a lever bleed – which takes all of 5 minutes.
The feel against the XTR M985s they replaced is a real step up.Posted 3 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
Avids were always decent until they needed a bleed or a pad change, then went to shite. Always liked my juicys, but they just became totally unusable and unreliable.
The X0 trails have had great writeups on NSMB and Dirt though. Be nice if they’d turned a corner.Posted 3 years agonick1962Member
but as it stands by christ they are the best brakes ive owned straight out of the box so to speak
Best brakes I’ve ever owned are Shimano 486 @ £28.99 for both front and rear in CRC sale after a PSA on here! Still going strong and on original pads.Posted 3 years ago
and I have/had
Avid Juicy 3
Avid Juicy 7 Ultimate
Shimano Deore (latest version)
Shimano Saint 810the00Member
A couple of rides in now and I’m getting used to them. They are chalk and cheese different to my previous favorite brakes – m800 shimano saints. The saints had great power, and a very snappy bite, which I liked. The X0 trails have loads of power, but are the definition of modulation. There is initial bite, but not all the power in one go, you have to pull the lever a fair bit more to get the full whack. This in theory gives better control, but I’m still getting used to them.
I’ve ordered a rear to match the front, and will be shortening the hoses and bleeding them soon too.Posted 3 years agotasteslikeburningMember
Also been running XO Trails for almost a year with no problems at all. I would say they’re not quite as powerful or well modulated as the latest XT’s which I’ve tested recently, but not far off.
I particularly like having my brake, shifter and Reverb on one clamp. I can press the Reverb button withot changing hand position which I think is a real advantage.Posted 3 years ago
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