Update – This deal has expired but you can find killer deals at Amazon.
Need some stopping power? If you do, you should probably mosey on over to Universal Cycles and check out their deal on 2010 Avid Elixir CR’s. We are big fans of the Elixirs here at CheapMTB – I ride them on one of my bikes and Scott has them on his LT2 and just ordered a second pair for a project he is working on putting together.
What’s so good about the Avid Elixirs? To start with, Elixirs have large dual calipers that provide massive amounts of stopping power (especially when you are running a 203 rotor). Additionally, the Elixirs have a lot of adjustability. Avid has made it really easy to adjust the lever reach as well as the brake pad spacing. And did we ever mention that these brakes look GOOD.
Like all the other Avid products we have used, the Elixirs are really easy to work on. Super easy to bleed (especially compared to Hayes Brakes), and really easy to replace pads. All of this boils down to one awesome and super reliable hydraulic brake.
Universal Cycles has front and rear 185mm and 203mm Avid Elixirs for $138 (35% off of the list price of $212) but for some reason the 160mm’s are going to set you back a bit more. Click here to get more info on these killer brakes.