I just received the belated press release for the new 2010 Avid Code brakes. The old models were insanely popular with DH riders and freeriders the world over and after a few years of getting no love and overshadowed by the Elixir, Avid shows the Codes some love.
Code has seen the hard long days in the park and has developed into one of the must have products in this seemingly neverending roller coaster called the bike park. With the new updates you can expect this to be the new benchmark in Freeride and DH.

For 2011 Avid has taken the current code and updated it with TaperBore Technology and put it on a diet. You can expect the same performance and reliability from CODE, but packaged at 410grams, it’s the same weight as the original AVID Juicy!

This full-featured brake is more powerful, more controllable and lighter! Avid see these benefits come to life through two new features of the brake. The first being, the addition of TaperBore and the second being the all new forged, dual diameter, four piston caliper.

TaperBore is a unique patented hydraulic closure system that allows for lighter lever travel through the stroke of the lever while moving more fluid than a traditional timing port. With the additional benefit of allowing the rider greater control of a more powerful brake system.

What’s New
• All new forged dual diameter, 4 piston caliper
• Forged TaperBore master cylinder with in-line tools free contact adjustment
• Tools Free reach adjustment
• Top Loading pads

• Low lever friction – 3 cartridge bearings in lever pivot
• Two-piece lever blade with break away cam
• Four piston/two piece caliper
• Center mount adjustable Banjo
• Power Reserve Geometry
• Deep Stroke Modulation
• MatchMaker Compatible Weight 410g (Front, Post mount: 160mm rotor)

Availability: August, 2010


In the CODE family Avid has always offered a little brother to complement the full-featured brake that has set the benchmark in freeride and DH. This year is no different; Code R has been updated to compliment his older brother.

This brake has been optimized for a great price to performance ratio without compromise to control and feel. We started with the new forged dual diameter, 4 piston caliper and matched it with some existing lever technology to create a very affordable park-ready brake.

What’s New
• All new forged dual diameter, 4 piston caliper
• TaperBore master cylinder
• Tools Free reach adjustment
• Top Loading pads
• 395g (front post mount 160mm rotor)

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