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2012 Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake Set - Front & Rear - HS1 Rotors is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.
2012 Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake Set - Front & Rear - HS1 Rotors
2012 Avid Elixir 5 Disc Brake Set - Front & Rear - HS1 Rotors

This item was discontinued 10th October 2014.

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Code: 2012-ELIXIR5

At Avid, we believe in Trickle-Down Brakenomics. Elixir 5 offers the premium ride quality found in higher-end Elixirs in a simpler and more affordable package. With features like our modulation-enhancing TaperBore Technology, powerful two-piece caliper design and easy access tooled reach adjust, this brake doesn`t skimp out.


  • Weight - 392 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount)
  • Lever Material - Aluminum, Aluminum Body
  • Caliper Design - 2 Piston, Forged 2-piece Aluminum
  • Rotors - HS1 Rotors
  • Pad - Organic, Top Loading
  • Fluid - DOT 5.1
  • Mount - Ambidextrous
  • Adjustment - Reach Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning,
  • Special Features - TaperBore Technology, MatchMaker Compatible, Split Clamp
  • Technology - Taperbore Technology, Deep Stroke Modulation, Power Reserve Geometry, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System, Integrated Reservoir, DOT 5.1, Reach Adjust, Top-Loading Pads, Matchmaker Compatible
  • Complete front and rear set including rotors.
  • Various colour and rotor options available.
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Great upgrade for my commuter bike. Opted for the Elixir 5 as already have experience of this model on my MTB. White body looks nice, stopping power so much better than previous brakes, and great value for money. All in all exactly what I wanted.
Bought these brakes to replace a old and tired set of Haynes soles and so far I am very impressed, not really had a chance to use them in anger as the weather is not the best at the moment :-(. Very simple to install, I have very limited maintenance knowledge and still managed easily. Also very pleased with the discount and very quick service from merlin cycles!!!! I will be using the site again
Fitting the brakes was an easy process but I've not had a chance to ride them yet because Ive broken my foot. So I can let you know how they bed in but I can tell you these brakes have amazing stopping power. My friend owns a pair and recommended them to me but Ive seem them on Downhill rigs so they should easily handle any XC trail center with ease.
After doing some research I believe what they say in the description is right: All the important features of the top end models have flowed down to the Elixir 5s. I couldn't justify paying 50% extra for the same features and just 20g weight saving of the Elixir 9s. As for the performance, I've done two races and a few training rides and they've been consistant and powerful. But my favorite thing was how quickly they arrived in Australia. I put in the order at the same time as a Chain Reaction order. The Merlin order arrived in a week but it's 3 weeks later and I'm still waiting for my CRC order.
great service, quick delivery with the best deal on the price. cannot say any more
Very nice brakes, easy to install and set up. The Elixers have much better feel and control than the old Juicy brakes these have replaced. The rotor design doesn't squeal like the older style did when wet either. Highly reccomened as an upgrade for your bike. Once again fantastic price and service from Merlin.
Excellent price for this great brake set. After reading mixed reviews of the Elixir 5 I took a punt as the price and package from Merlin was too good value not too. They arrived next day and were easy to fit and adjust. They've been on my bike for 2 weeks, covered approx 90 miles and I've not had a problem. Brake precision is excellent and I'm really pleased I opted for this set. Excellent, price, product, value and delivery all round.
Amazing brakes, I went for the 5's over the 3's as the price difference was not much at, and i think it was worth it. look great in white!
Brakes fitted to Pitch Pro for a couple of weeks, after bedding in, can't fault the Avids, they work really well, as do all Avid brakes. Can't fault them in anyway as they do what the tin says!!! Really impressed with Merlin Cycles delivery, ordered at 11:30pm on a Thursday night, on the bike on Saturday. Brilliant!!!
Bought these to replace the aging, and leaking, Juicy Three's that came on my 2008 Revolution Triad 2.0. Excellent pricing from Merlin as these are sometimes found for only
I only rated them 4 stars as we've only had them on for a few weeks.We only use a rear brake and have found them to work very well on both our bikes.I had to put on a longer hose and found it to be a straight forward operation.Bleeding it was slow but fine.We could not have found a better brake for the money..
great value set came the next day.
merlin pricing @ its best !