SwissStop Disc 26 Avid Elixir-Level Disc Brake Pad
The Disc 26 Avid Elixir-Level Disc Brake pads are high performance brake pads from SwissStop. They fit a range of brakes and are available in 4 different compounds:
The Sintered - Metallic compound offers improved braking in dry and wet conditions. It has very low pad wear and high heat resistance. It is perfect for gravity style riding.
The Resin-Organic compound is a high performance compound made from a Kevlar, Ceramic, Brass, and resin composite material. It is designed for maximum braking power with less effort required at the brake lever. The performance is great in both wet and dry conditions and they have excellent pad life.
The Disc E Endurance compound was designed specifically with heavier E-bikes in mind. Its a long lasting compound that is able to withstand high temperatures from consistent heavy braking. It offers excellent modulation and is low noise and rotor friendly. It is also a great choice for heavier DH bikes.
The EXOTherm 2 compound can be described simply as Maximum Pad life with minimum brake fade. It combines a smooth modulating pad compound with a cooling finned back plate for consistent powerful braking in all conditions.
Who's this item for: Riders after quality replacement pads for their Avid or Sram Level type brakes.
Pad Material: Available in 4 compounds, Sintered-Metallic, Resin-Organic, Disc-E Endurance or EXOTherm 2.
Backing plate material: The EXOTherm 2 compound features a finned alloy backing plate. The remaining compounds feature a steel backing plate.
Brake caliper compatibility: Compatible with a range of brakes:
- Elixir 9,7,5,3,1,CR,R
- DB 5,3,1
- Level Ultimate (from 2019),TLM (from 2019),TL,T,Level
Not compatible with Level TLM and Level Ultimate (2016-2018) brakes.
Stand out features: E-bike specific compound and the EXOTherm 2 finned compounds are both great options for riders wanting to get the most out of their pads.
What's in the box:
- 1 x Set of Brake Pads
- 1 x High quality retainer spring.
Pros: Four different compounds so you can get the best option for your riding style.
Cons: Some riders would prefer genuine replacement parts.
Ratings & Reviews
by Glenn Harwood
I bought the exothermic pads for Sram Level Tl. The pads didn't fit. I had to drill out the hole to 5mm so they would line up. Then the Allen bolt snapped the head off as it was alloy. It's way too small to use alloy. Luckily I extracted it with pointy nose pliers and used the steel bolts from original pads.
Once fitted they worked OK.