Avid X0 Trail Brake Review

5.00 out of 5
Weight: 340 grams
By Syd Patricio    on Oct 18, 2012

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March 15, 2016
Pros: Great modulation, excellent stopping power

Cons: Not the best track record for noise/reliability

Recommendation: My experience on these is limited, but if I had the money to burn on new brakes that might need to be replaced every few years these would be my top choice.

June 11, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Light.
Power for days.
Tool less reach adjustments.

Cons: Organic Pads wear out quick.

Recommendation: I have run these brakes on my last 2 down hill bikes and have not had an issue. I never experienced brake fade. They have good modulation and as already mentioned massive amounts of power.

February 21, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Power, weight, noise free, smooth

Cons: None yet but I'll update if something comes up.

Recommendation: I had the Elixir CR's before these and the XO Trails are a night and day difference in every way. They have unbelievable modulation and they're so quiet and smooth. I love the initial bite, I'm not a fan of brakes that are super grabby on the initial pull and have nothing left afterwards.

December 14, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Excellent braking power and modulation.
Fairly light weight and great lever feel.

Cons: 200mm rotors can have some fit issues with Some brand forks that only work with 203mm spacing

Recommendation: Love these brakes and use these mostly on my DH and long legged bikes. Brakes work squeal free with tonnes of brakeing force

Avid X0 Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.