Since 1991 Avid have been working flat out to bring the you the best possible bike components. From the start Avid have designed revolutionary components such as their first attempt the ‘Microdapter’ which was an adapter that allowed Mountain bikers to gain a whole new range of low gears. Following the success of the Microadaptor, Avid decided to develop a new component in 1992. This was a Tri-Align brake which became the world's lightest ‘V’ Brake.From 1991 -2011 Avid have still been producing great components over the past 25 years. Avad have always produced well thought out components that will help you when riding and enhance your performance. They make excellent brakes that are highly regarded among the cycling community.