As we suggested back at Sea Otter, Avid has supplemented its initial Elixir R hydraulic disc brake with a higher-end Elixir CR model. The new Elixir CR adds a tool-free pad contact adjustment on the master cylinder for a more tunable feel, a rotatable banjo on the caliper for cleaner hose routing, and a carbon lever blade as standard equipment.
Like on the Elixir R, the CR will also use Avid’s new TaperBore internal architecture which reputedly offers less initial grabbiness coupled with better modulation. Both models also utilize an integrated reservoir for a sleeker appearance and top-loaded pads for easier servicing. Rotor options will include 160, 185 and 203mm diameters.
Target weight for a complete post-mount front assembly with 160mm rotor is 375g and suggested retail price is US$204-212 per wheel depending on rotor size.