Avid Elixir Compatible Disc Brake Pads
Made for : replacing your Avid Elixir 1,3,5,7,9, R, CR, XO, XX and DB 1,3,5 brake pads
CompatibilityFor Avid Elixir 1,3,5,7,9, R, CR, XO, XX and DB 1,3,5 callipers.
Braking powerEffective even in water and mud.
Abrasion resistanceSintered material with a high friction index. 2x longer lasting than an organic
Brake controlGuarantees steady braking.
1 pair of brake pads 1 spring metal pin not included
breaking in the pads: essential before starting your ride
You should try braking quickly a few times on a dry, flat, obstacle-free surface. 3 or 4 sets of 10 dry, intermittent stops are enough to break in your pads. Dry braking will wear down the pad a bit. Release your brakes for a few dozen seconds between each set of stops in order to let them decrease in temperature before starting a new series of 10.
Be careful of glazing
If you brake continuously or not enough, this can glaze your brake pads. Rather than crumbling, the brake pads melt. This will leave a thin layer of melted silica and metal on the top of your brake pad, making it less effective. If this happens, don't throw away your brake pads as they can still be revived. A few short, sharp squeezes of the brakes should wear the glazed layer and make your brakes work again
If the problem persists despite several short, dry stops, lightly rub your brake pads with sandpaper.
This model has been tested and approved in the lab
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