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Avid Elixir pads

bazza333bazza333 Posts: 86
edited July 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Am I right in assumimg that sintered pads always have bronze coloured backing plates?



  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    In the SS variety, yes
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  • bazza333bazza333 Posts: 86
    I should have added I was referring to genuine Avid pads only
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    My E 5s are black and sintered
  • I thought that the bronze backing plate pads that come supplied with Elixirs are Organic.

    Snot green Canyon Nerve AM 8.0x
  • bazza333bazza333 Posts: 86
    I have two complete sets of Elixer's and one pair came with bronze backing and the second pair with grey - hence my original query. Both sets are the same age/type.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    What did you order?
  • bazza333bazza333 Posts: 86
    I didn't specify pads - one set I purchased for a bike upgrade the others came as standard on my Boardman. I suspect the grey pads on the Boardman are organic as they have worn whereas the others haven't.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    It feels like to help you, you need to drag the info out of you. Why did you not mention all this at the start?
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    Avid's pads are Black for organic and Gold for sintered, always. Not sure about other brands aftermarket pads.
  • bazza333bazza333 Posts: 86
    Thanks - thats what I was hoping and makes sense looking at the way they have worn.
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