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    New Avid Elixir CR's

    Anyone running the new Elixir's on their 29er out there? How do you like them? Thanks in advance for your comments.

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    I've ridden a Soma Groove (26 hardtail,) that was built up for a show, that had them. They're not even broken in yet but they are very nice. I run BB7 mechs and have never switched, but I might now. The seeming lack of a reservoir is a nice design feature, means less fluid and material giving a very sleek design and excellent performance. Not a lot of time on them, but I've ridden lots of others, and unless you are going for super high end with multiple calipers and floating discs (if it even exists? thinkin motorcycle I guess), then they perform as well and look cooler (always important ). Give 'em a try and sell them if you don't like 'em.
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    There is a brake forum Don.
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    Thanks Soupie!

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    Rode them on the GRUITR for a few weeks. loved them. The adjustable pad bit operation is slick.
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    like mine

    nice step up from my Juicy 7's, and the Juices are nice.

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    Have the Elixir R's on my GF HiFi Pro 29er. Bit lukewarm about them, actually. Disappointing, power-wise. They are supposed to be more powerful than the Juicy's. It may be the bigger wheels and 160 rotors front and back, I don't know (This is my first 29er). I have Formula K24's on my SC Blur LT, with a 180 rotor on the front. They have always been incredibly powerful, with wonderful feel and modulation. The Elixirs don't even come close, in my opinion. The rear rotor also makes a continuous chirping noise which I can't seem to get rid of. Going to try a 185 rotor on the front. Otherwise it's the new Formula R1's

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    What did you spend on your Formula's? If you don't mind me asking.

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    just threw Elixer CRs on my 6" bike(yeah its 26") and they are sweet. If i build up the 29er ive been thinking about it'll be getting them also.

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