No matter which camp you call home, it’s hard to ignore the fact that SRAM has hit the market just right with the 2×10 revolution. The entire XX group has garnered heaps of well-deserved praise from me and thousands of raving fans. For 2012, the lineup of AVID XX brakes gets a complete overhaul to be more powerful while also reducing weight. Read on for all the salivating details.

May 19, 2011 – Colorado Springs, CO: The newly redesigned AVID XX and XX World Cup incorporates race-proven technology and improved performance all while shaving off precious weight. XX is just as comfortable on the World Cup podium as it is on your Saturday trail ride. Join us in welcoming the new standard of lightweight power, control, and reliability to the AVID family.

2012 AVID XX Brakes

With a complete overhaul of the internals, an updated TaperBore system and new forged aluminum caliper, XX ventures into the trail riding category while maintaining its cross country racing heritage. The patented TaperBore closure system is experiencing a true evolution through refinement. We have developed a new bladder material, simplified the bleed port, and designed a new air-trap feature that makes the brake easier than ever to bleed.

  • All new internals with high volume reservoir
  • New Air-Trap Feature
  • New Forged Aluminum Caliper
  • New Forged Magnesium lever body
  • Non-CPS caliper for increased weight savings
  • New HSX rotor 140/160/180mm or HS1 140/160/180/200mm
  • MSRP: $404 (Available July 2012)

Additional Specs:

  • Application: XC/Trail
  • Weight: 289 grams (Front; Direct Mount, 160mm rotor)
  • Color: XX Match
  • Fluid: DOT 5.1
  • Rotor Size: New HSX Rotor 140/160/180mm or HS1 140/160/180/200mm
  • Caliper: New Forged 2-piece Aluminum
  • System: 2 Piston; Open System
  • Pads: Organic with Alloy Backing Plates
  • Additional Features: Tool-Free Pad Contact-Point Adjustment; Tooled Reach Adjust; MatchMaker X Compatible

2012 AVID XX World Cup Brakes

With an industry leading strength to weight ratio, the 270 gram XX World Cup defines power and control in a lightweight package. Combining an updated TaperBore system, a new two-piece forged caliper, and oversized pistons, gives the rider more stopping power with less lever pull.

  • New two-piece forged magnesium caliper
  • Non-CPS caliper for increased weight savings
  • New HSX rotor 140/160/180mm
  • MSRP: $404 (Available July 2012)

Additional Specs:

  • Application: XC Racing
  • Weight: 270 grams (Front; Direct Mount, 160mm rotor)
  • Color: Obsidian Black
  • Fluid: DOT 5.1
  • Rotor Size: New HSX Rotor 140(rear)/160/180mm
  • Caliper: Forged 2-piece magnesium
  • System: 2 Piston; Open System
  • Pads: Organic with Alloy Backing Plates
  • Additional Features: Tooled Reach Adjust; MatchMaker X Compatible

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About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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