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  1. #1
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    Avid Elixir 1 Up Front - Avid Elixir 5 On Back(?)

    I have a 2013 Cannondale SL2 Trail 26er that came stock with Avid Elixir 1 160mm hydraulic disc brakes. I have an opportunity to upgrade the rear brake to Avid Elixir 5 at a firesale price.

    If I buy the rear brake should I wait to install it until I match the front brake?

    Sorry for the noob question.


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    turtles make me hot
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    They'll work fine together. I believe the 5 has more adjustment features than the 1.
    One of my friends crashed and broke an Elixir 3 or 5 lever. Whichever one it was, the cheapest replacement we found was a 7. Bought the lever, installed it, bled it...
    Been workin' fine for a year.
    I like turtles

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