Lastly Avid has added yet another brake to its ever-expanding Elixir lineup; the price point orientated Elixir 3. It still features Taperbore technology like its bigger brothers as well as top loading pads. There’s no tool-free reach adjustment though, but gone is the need to carry a special tool with an L shape  Allen key, this brake takes a standard ball ended 3mm Allen key.

AVID Elixir 3 was built for value and gives nothing away in performance and adjustability. The newest brake in the Elixir family offers up a sleek ambidextrous lever body and stout two-piece caliper.

Featuring a TaperBore master cylinder and AVID’s optimized pivot placement, the Elixir 3 brings a new level of performance and control to this entry level price point.

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.

Intended use: XC/Trail/AM

Weight: 405 grams (Front; Post mount; 160mm)

Fluid: DOT 5.1

Rotors: 160/185/203mm G3 Clean Sweep

• Built for value providing great Elixir family power and control. • New ambidextrous Lever body featuring TaperBore Technology • Tooled Reach adjust with Improved access – 3mm ball end • MatchMaker compatible • New two-piece caliper, Top Loading Pads

Available in New Zealand in August

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