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    Formula The One vs Avid Exlixir

    Hi,
    I plan to change my current brakes - Formula K24 200/180 for some more powerfull brakes.
    I've read some opinions about The Ones. You all write they are very good.

    Is this really so, that I could change rotors for smaller with The Ones? (I ride Glory (FR) with light parts, mainly in town, but sometimes in Polish and French mountains)

    What about Elixirs? Have anybody had a chance to use them?
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    Arguably, the best brake design by Avid was the original Juicy 7. But, the history of that brake was that it was designed and manufactured by Formula for its first year. The problems began when they moved production to the far east.

    I had K24's and I switched them out for Da One's. It's not the bling. It's the power and the modulation. I ride F180/R160. Reducing rotor size to save weight is a poser maneuver. The weight savings from 180 to 160 is 20 grams. Your not good enough to be able to feel the difference. Why not ride what works.

    As powerful as the k24's are, I wanted more because of forearm tendonitis. I probably wouldn't have done it had I not heard that the modulation was so much better. (Only noticeable on slow, downhill switchbacks.)

    Made in china by slaves or made in Italy by Turks. Your choice.

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    anyone else had a chance to try both brakes?
    pozdro
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    the Elixir is not out yet...so I doubt you can get a lot of feedback at this point (probably only some lucky ones have tried it so far )

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    From the press release it sounds as if the Elixir is shooting for the same niche as the One.

    If that's the case, and performance is as-advertised, Elixir will be tough to beat at it's price point.

    Frango...have you tried sintered pads with your K24s? I have K24s and Ones.
    The K24s with upgraded sintered pads & 1-piece levers feel awfully close in power to the Ones. If you're not looking to spend a lot of cash then you may want to consider these simple upgrades as a first step.

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    thanx for advice Squeaky Wheel... sintered means metalic?
    I think I have got regular or semi-metalic pads on my Oros.
    Do you advise any particular brand?

    Elixirs Carbon will come with my next, "small" bike... so the question is - shall I switch brakes Oros <-> Elixirs or stick to Formula
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    thanx for advice Squeaky Wheel... sintered means metalic?
    I think I have got regular or semi-metalic pads on my Oros.
    Do you advise any particular brand?

    Elixirs Carbon will come with my next, "small" bike... so the question is - shall I switch brakes Oros <-> Elixirs or stick to Formula
    sintered = metallic

    I've never tried anything but Formula brakes on my Oros/Ones and they work well.

    I've had great success with Goodridge & Galfer pads on Juicys & Hopes in the past.

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    There is no Goodridge nor Galfer pads on Polish market :| I think I have to buy KoolStops
    pozdro
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