Avid aim to design the best disc brakes in the world. They know that simple stopping power won't be enough. The best brakes also have to work in perfect harmony with your hand, give you precise control, and be easy to install.
Taperbore Closure - "TaperBore" refers to a unique patent-pending closure system in our Avid Elixir levers. It saves weight, looks super-sleek, improves lever feedback, and most importantly, gives you more power and control!
Pad Contact-Point Adjustment - allows you to adjust the point in the lever's throw where the pads contact the rotor. That helps you do two simple - but important - things:
1. It lets you pick the position you'd like your fingers in when your brakes grip. That means you can perfectly match your fingers' comfort with the brake's power.
2. It allows you to balance both levers so the levers contact at the same point.
Power Reserve Geometry - Avid levers have the pivot closer to the handlebar, in fact, closer than anyone else in the industry. The resulting lever movement has less inward travel, an arc that's closer to your fingers' natural motion and one that delivers more force to the brake. Every Avid lever has this feature!
Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System - aligning the caliper to the rotor literally takes seconds. Just loosen the CPS™ bolts a little and squeeze the brake lever, while tightening the bolts again. Perfect caliper alignment, and you could probably do it with your eyes closed!
Drip free bleeding - every bit of performance-robbing air is methodically extracted from the system.
DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid DOT 5.1 takes 3 times longer to boil than DOT 4 allowing flawless performance in even more extreme conditions.