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    2010 (?) Avid Elixir CR carbon lever replacement options (alloy okay)

    So I have this exact brake (I broke the lever):

    Avid Elixir CR Front MTB Disc Brake Black w/ 800mm Hose Bikewagon

    I'd like to replace it with one of these:

    Avid Elixir 1 Lever Blade | eBay

    It seems to have the same two-hole lever as the carbon lever that broke (although I am not sure of size and location).

    Ideas? Thanks.

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    Hmmm... just took out what's left of my lever and the two holes aren't the same size.

    The smaller hole holds what appears to be the pushrod assembly (I managed to remove the lever without the pushrod). Is this what I need then?

    Avid Elixir 5 Lever Blade Pushrod Service Parts Kit Black | eBay

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    You can still find the correct lever at Universal. Looks like carbon is out but magnesium is available. You won't like the price, though. It'll be $50!! I went through the exact same thing with my identical CR's but fortunately a local facebook group plea and someone gave me one they had. Right after that I had to buy a kit and rebuild the master cylinder and then the calipers. I was $50 in to it by then with a free lever. They're not worth it. Sh*tcan them and for $95 bucks buy a front or rear Shimano XT 785 system. Way better brakes.

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...23&category=13

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    Thanks, OMS... I ended up getting the one with the pushrod attached to it. I kinda eyeballed it next to my re-assembled carbon lever with pushrod and it traces really good (with my eye of course.. haha!). We'll see what happens. If it doesn't work... I'll be $13 in the hole.

    I don't mind Avid so much for braking... I have Juicy's on my XC bike, Elixirs on my trail and Code on my DH. I prefer the progressive modulation over the grabby Shimanos. If this fails, I'll go for these I guess:

    Shimano Deore M615 Disc Brake | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    Hello guys!
    This is my first post in the forums. I've been looking for advice for the exact same thing (I want to replace one of my Elixir CR levers, because of a nasty crash one of my levers has this big crack on it), but I wasn't able to find something clear until now.

    ron m., how did it go with the Avid Elixir 5 pushrod lever? From what I have read it is possible to use this lever: Avid Elixir Lever Blade Kit Al Black | eBay with this pushrod: Avid Elixir R Lever Push Rod Coupling Kit | eBay . The Elixir CR carbon lever has the pushrod attached to it, but the aluminum one needs this extra piece.

    I was just about to buy those things and came across this thread. So what are your thoughts about it?

    Cheers!

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    Hey buddy... I got one of these:

    New Avid Elixir 5 Lever Blade Pushrod Service Parts Kit Black | eBay

    No need to get anything else... it's a direct replacement.

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    Thanks man! That is going to be a lot simpler than I thought.

    I really appreciate your help.

    Cheers!

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