AVID CODE R BRAKES
The Code R from Avid is essentially a half-way house between the beef-cake Code brake and the company’s ever-popular Elixir range.
It’s hard to fault the performance of the Code itself – the power and ability to deal with the rigours of even the longest Alpine downhills is unbelievable thanks to the hefty four-piston calliper. The swap to the Elixir lever in this Code R set reduces weight slightly and also makes them easier on the wallet, but yet they retain the incredible stopping power and remain an easy to service, robust and no-fuss brake. Whilst heavier than many, we think their power and simplicity makes them ideal for those who want to ride big mountains with little qualms or worries about potential issues, and their lower price tag than the standard Code makes them more attainable.
Solid, no fuss performance with extreme braking power sums up the Code R brakes plainly.