FatSpanner (Avid Elixir replacement) brake pads


I needed to replace my Avid Elixir 9 brake pads and thought I’d give these pads a try on the advice of the bloke in the shop.  They’re from UK tool maker FatSpanner and there’s not a lot of information around about these pads so I can only tell you what I know from the packaging, my experience and my best guess.

In the shop I was told the pads are organic but just looking at them through the packaging I could see there was a definite metallic element to them – they look to be a semi-sintered pad to me.  The packaging simply describes them as being for ‘all weather use’.

The pads fitted without any issues and after I ran my usual bedding in routine (packaging just says they ‘need to be broken in for several miles/kilometres before attaining maximum braking efficiency’) I’ve found them to have decent braking power and the power can be feathered well.  They’ve squealed a bit once or twice but nothing significant.

I can’t let you know about longevity yet as I’ve only been running them for a week.

What the others say….

I haven’t been able to find any other reviews.


All in all they seem an ok set of pads so far – I’ll update this post as time goes on.


Available from:

List of FatSpanner stockists

Alternatively you could try:

Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pads Sintered Compound Steel Backplate – Set of 1

Clarks Elite Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads for Avid Elixir Cr/R, Elixir, SRAM Xx, Spring Inc




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