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  1. #1
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    Avid Elixir 5 vs 5c - What's the difference?

    Hey All,

    I just purchased two bikes that were both suppose to have Avid 5 brakes on them. One of them as "Elixir 5" on both the handle bars and brake housing themselves and the other one has "Elixir 5c" on the brake handles and just the word "Elixir" on the brake housing?

    Should I be concerned about the one that says 5c on it?

    There suppose to be 2013 components. I can't seem to find any documentation on the 5c. Should I be concerned?

  2. #2
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    Oct 2012
    The c in 5c probably refers to custom; IOW it's a combination of features specific to a manufacturer's order. Could be some small upgrade, but I'm sure it's nothing to be remotely concerned about. From a service point of view they'll be almost certainly no different.

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