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    Elixirs vs M775s

    As much as I like the Avid BB7s, I've been looking at going hydraulic. I had a chance to ride a bike with Elixir CRs last Saturday and absolutely loved them. I've also seen a lot of people like the newer Shimano XTs. My current drivetrain is Shimano. Both of my wheelsets can take 6 bolt rotors, while only one is centerlock ready. Are adapters a big deal? Just curious what folks opinions are. Thanks for the help!

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    Have you looked at the Hayes Strokers?? Basically most all hydros will do the job needed but the feedback of the Strokers is amazing In my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenpg
    As much as I like the Avid BB7s, I've been looking at going hydraulic. I had a chance to ride a bike with Elixir CRs last Saturday and absolutely loved them. I've also seen a lot of people like the newer Shimano XTs. My current drivetrain is Shimano. Both of my wheelsets can take 6 bolt rotors, while only one is centerlock ready. Are adapters a big deal? Just curious what folks opinions are. Thanks for the help!

    -Pete

    yea i agree the elixers ride awesome! i just kept jumping on the bike to ride it just so i could feel the modulation! its pretty incredible, and there lighter than the juicy line. sounds like your wheels would go better with them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Have you looked at the Hayes Strokers?? Basically most all hydros will do the job needed but the feedback of the Strokers is amazing In my opinion.

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/tara-ll...iser-reminder/

    Sorry but I can't find the link to the Strokers off that page.

    I need some stoppers and it's between the Hayes and Elixers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J
    Sorry but I can't find the link to the Strokers off that page.

    I need some stoppers and it's between the Hayes and Elixers.
    Try this one and while your at it make a contribution to Tara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenpg
    As much as I like the Avid BB7s, I've been looking at going hydraulic. I had a chance to ride a bike with Elixir CRs last Saturday and absolutely loved them. I've also seen a lot of people like the newer Shimano XTs. My current drivetrain is Shimano. Both of my wheelsets can take 6 bolt rotors, while only one is centerlock ready. Are adapters a big deal? Just curious what folks opinions are. Thanks for the help!
    Anyone else have any opinions here? I'm also looking at the Elixirs and the XTs. The XTs seem like a no-risk choice, but the Elixirs seem like they could be a home run. But since Elixirs are new, there aren't many real-world opinions yet (they aren't even in the MTBR Reviews section yet)...would be great to hear some more. Here are a couple other Elixir threads I found, but not a lot of others: http://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/avid-elixir-brakes-444901.html#post4809593
    and Avid elixirs?

    Certainly encouraging that both DHers and XCers are liking the Elixirs.
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    I have elixirs on one bike and love them amazing modulation. I just put strokers on my other bike but haven't ridden them yet, should have an initial idea which i like best after a few rides.

    Oh if you get strokers though, take the bleed kit that comes with it and place it in the trash. The worst p.o.s i have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffman98
    Oh if you get strokers though, take the bleed kit that comes with it and place it in the trash. The worst p.o.s i have ever seen.
    They dont come with a bleed kit stock that is another purchase.
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    uh yes they do. I said if he gets strokers as in hayes strokers they will have bleed kits. both of mine came with them so i dont know what your talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    They dont come with a bleed kit stock that is another purchase.
    I should say my stroker trails came with them, maybe the cheapers strokers dont include the kit?

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    I ride the 2008 XTs and really like them. The power is there, as is the modulation. They're easy to set up and bleed, and there is tons of pad clearance. I have not ridden the elixirs, but the one thing that irks me about them is those CPS washers. IMO, thats what causes the juicy squeal, and its likely that it'll cause the elixirs to be loud as well. The only time my XT's make noise is for the five seconds of braking or so after a creek crossing, otherwise theres only a satisfying "hiss" when the brakes are applied.

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    I'd lean toward the XT or new SLX brakes myself, solely for the ServoWave levers. That just seems a great idea to me...more pad clearance and better modulation just can't be a bad thing.

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    Just got

    a set of Elixir CR.
    Build quality seems very nice
    Will post some pictures and weight's tomorrow.

    One thing i never liked about Avid is the use of those awfull washers
    So i will thow them away,and use a couple of "normal" washers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffman98
    I should say my stroker trails came with them, maybe the cheapers strokers dont include the kit?
    We'll I guess I got ripped off on my Hayes Stroker Trails, I'm gonna write the president of Hayes and complain.
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    Elixirs are awesome

    Just installed Elixirs very impressed with them so far - easy to install and so far, great performance.

    Having run Juicy 7's for the past few years, Elixirs are a vast improvement. Installation is way easier, adjustment and bleeding. Pads insert from the top, very convenient.

    Performance has been flawless so far. Very smooth and powerful when scrubbing speed on steep hills and no rubbing when climbing (something I had to live with on my Juicy's). Even though they're not fully broken in, I can tell the power exceeds the Juicys.

    I think the key to properly adjusting Avid disc brakes is getting the caliper properly aligned to the rotor. If the CPS bolts are too loose when you're aligning, the slop/float will cause you to tighten down the caliper out of alignment.
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    I'd go with the XT's, no question. Had a set. Would still have them, but I switched to Formulas on the new bike.
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