Elixir 9 brakes, bargain, but front only.
These seem like a chuffing bargain. Anyone seen any rears going for a similar price?Posted 4 years agocpSubscriber
I’ve just installed some Elixir 1’s on my ‘fun’ long travel hardtail.
I’m actually very very impressed by them – lots of modulation and feel without the ‘anchors on or off’ of the XT brakes on other bikes. Not quite the same outright power compared with XT (but not far off), but very very usable power.Posted 4 years agofbkMember
Long term Elixir user here and, after sram replaced the god awful CR levers with the current design I’ve not really looked back. A little more fiddly to set up perhaps but strong, well modulated power and very little noise.
At that price it would be rude not to. Now please stop with the PSA frenzy – it’s costing me a fortune!
Edit, thanks to the Op btw 🙂Posted 4 years agowurzelcubeMember
Whilst I’ve had problems with Avids in the past most were caused by poor bleeds / my lack of knowledge rather than crap brakes.
I really like my Elixirs, the key is to get them set up properly.
Now all I need is a retailer to push the Elixir 9 trails out at a cheap price.Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
I’ve had Elixirs for a while, and totally agree, mostly its a bad bleed by users that causes the problems. I’ve had….. Hmmm…. 4 or 5 sets, all have been great.
I just got some new Elixir Trail 9s, cut the hose and set up today. Easy peqsey, didn’t even need to rebleed the, and the power is astounding.Posted 4 years ago
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