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.
steel / sintered: - Brake Pad Compound: sintered - Backing Plate Material: steel - Manufacturer Part Number: 00.5315.035.010
aluminium / organic: - Brake Pad Compound: organic - Backing Plate Material: aluminium - Manufacturer Part Number: 00.5315.035.020
steel / organic: - Brake Pad Compound: organic - Backing Plate Material: steel - Manufacturer Part Number: 00.5315.035.030
- Avid Elixir 1, Elixir 3, Elixir 5, Via GT, Elixir 7, Elixir 9, Elixir X0, Elixir CR Mag, Elixir CR, Elixir R - Avid DB1/DB3, SRAM DB5 - Level, Level T, Level TL - Avid XX Brakes must not be used with metallic pads because they generate too much heat for the magnesium calipers