Avid Elixir X0 Trail Carbon Disc Brake
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Avid Elixir X0 Trail Carbon Disc Brake
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Top Features of the Avid Elixir X0 Trail Carbon Disc Brake
Trail riding has progressed. Expectations have changed. Riders want one bike that does it all and demand a brake that keeps up.
- Weight: 340 grams
- Lever Material: Carbon Fibre Lever, Forged Aluminium Body
- Caliper Design: 4-piston dual diameter, Forged 2-piece aluminium, Adjustable Banjo
- Finish: Black Ano & Polished Silver
- Rotor: HS1 (140mm rear)/160/170/180/200
- Pad: Organic. Top loading with Aluminium backing plate
- Fluid: DOT 5.1
- Mount: Ambidextrous
- Adjustment: Tool-free reach adjustment, Adjustable banjo, Tool-free Contact point adjustment
- Special Features: TaperBore Technology, MatchMaker X Compatible
- Material: Aluminium
- Pad / Holder: Aluminium
- Intended Use: XC/Trail/AM/DH
- System: Hydraulic
- Rotor Sizes: 140/160/170/180/200
- Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System: no
- Tool-Free Pad Replacement: no
- Speed Dial: no
- Bend Zone™: yes
- Ambidextrous: yes
- Stainless Hardware: yes
At just 340 grams, the new X0 Trail was born to climb and engineered to descend. With a 4-piston dual-diameter caliper and innovative lever pivot bearing, it packs more power than any other brake in its class.
Contact Point Adjustment™
We’re proud to be the company that invented this feature before people even knew how much they needed it. Contact Point Adjustment allows you customize the point in the lever’s throw where the brake actually engages. That helps you do two simple–but important–things: 1. You get to pick the position you’d like your fingers to be in when your brakes grip. That means you can perfectly match your fingers’ comfort with the brake’s power—without having to move the pads. 2. Balancing both brake levers so they make contact at the same point has never been easier. Contact Point Adjustment is not a reach adjuster (although all of our levers have that, too). Whether you prefer the modulation of a longer throw, the instantaneous power of a short throw, or any of the zillion options in-between, this feature will help you dial in the perfect ride.
Deep Stroke Modulation™
There’s a fine line between braking hard and braking so hard that you lose traction. Deep Stroke Modulation allows riders to perfectly navigate that line and control even the most powerful brakes with finesse.
Heat is an enemy of any brake system, so advancements in heat management, mean advancements in your ride. You see, we found that in our systems DOT 5.1 takes almost 3 times longer to boil than DOT 4, thus allowing flawless fade-free performance in even more extreme conditions.
With TaperBore Technology™ we’ve integrated the reservoir and master cylinder on our hydraulic disc-brake levers to create a super-sleek (and even lighter) lever design.
MatchMaker and MMX Compatible
Save weight and clutter on the bar with Matchmaker. It holds Avid levers, SRAM® triggers, and various RockShox® controls, all with one tidy, light, clamp--a dream come true for handlebar component footprint conservationists the world over. Available in two versions: Matchmaker™ X integrates the RockShox®XLoc and is compatible with XX and X0 brakes. Standard Matchmaker™is also available and works with any split-clamp design and RockShox® PushLoc.
Power Reserve Geometry
At the end of the day, a brake lever simply multiples the force your hand generates (just like the nut cracker). Avid’s Power Reserve Geometry™represents a way of thinking about the physics of leverage and your hand’s comfort. This philosophy is fundamentally different than others in the business of brakes. Due to pivot placement, physics dictates that with other brake levers your fingers tend to slip off the ends as you pull. Avid is different. We designed our levers with 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 delivers more force to the brake. The cool part is, every Avid lever has it.
The term “TaperBore” refers to a unique patent-pending closure system in our Elixir and Code levers. It saves weight, looks super-sleek, improves lever feedback and most importantly–gives you more power and control.
Tool-Free Reach Adjust
All the adjustability of our Reach Adjust without having to dig into your tools. Bring your levers in or dial them out—a few turns are all it takes with Tool-Free Reach Adjust.
When the only thing between you and the trail is bike maintenance, every second matters. With our top-loading pads, new disc-brake pads can be installed without taking off the wheel, working under the caliper or doing any upside-down pad juggling, so you’ll be ready to ride much quicker.
About Disc Brakes
Bicycle disc brakes consist of a metal disc attached to the wheel hub that rotates with the wheel. Brake calipers are attached to the frame or fork along with pads that squeeze together on the disc. The way it is attached to the bike will be either by IS (International Standard) which has two holes facing the disc or Post Mount, which has threads going into the fork. Disc brakes have been successfully used on motorbikes for decades, and are the principal choice there. The primary benefit of disc brakes is that they perform equally well in all conditions including water, mud and snow. This is due to their position closer to the hub and away from the ground and possible contaminants like water, which can coat and freeze on the rim in colder temperatures. The pads are usually made from metal sinters or an organic compound instead of rubber. Water acts as a lubricant to rubber but not metal, therefore disc brakes maintain their stopping power in wet conditions. They also avoid the problem that rim brakes have of wearing out the wheel rims, especially in muddy conditions, as well as the requirement that the rim be straight. Disc brakes offer improved modulation of braking power and generally require less finger effort to achieve the same braking power. The advantages of discs make them well-suited to steep, extended downhills through wet and muddy off-road terrain, common in freeride bicycle riding.
About the Avid brand
Product manuals and service guides for all SRAM, Rockshox, Avid and Truvativ products can be found at sram.com or videos can be found on YouTube. Avid is the world's market leader in hydraulic and mechanical disc brake design and manufacturing. Avid does its homework. They have a reputation for getting it right. Not hard when the products are well designed, well manufactured and always have a host of problem solving and user refinements that you didn't know you needed until you use Avid for the first time!
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