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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2013

ITEM NUMBER: 115 AVDB70
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$49.98 - $59.98
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2013

To this day, the BB7 continues to attract all types of riders who crave the simplicity and elegant function of the world's best cable-actuated brake. It's more powerful and is easier to set up than any mechanical disc ... ever. Details including the dual-pad adjustment knobs, easy pad replacement, precision ball bearing actuation, and infinitely variable spring tension details ... mean control like you've never felt before. Plus, using any of Avid's Ball Bearing Disc Brakes means that you can choose one of their levers with Speed Dial for sweet, adjustable modulation. Isn't the freedom of choice swell? Avid's Speed Dial levers for sweet, adjustable modulation. You can't get that on any hydraulic. Last but not least, this year Avid gave the BB7 a tasty new finish, new inboard/outboard adjustment knobs and a beefy two-piece, forged body.

  • This brake works as either a front or rear brake and fits both post mount and IS style brake mounts
  • Each brake includes a rotor, two brake adapters, all hardware needed for installation, plus an installation manual
  • Brake cables, housing, and levers are NOT included

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Model

BB7

Brake Type

Ball Bearing

Intended Use

All Mountain

Position Options

Front or Rear

Caliper Mount Type

Post mount

Caliper Material

Aluminum

Weight

384g

Warranty

2 year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Going from rim brakes...woah - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Matt C.
Oakland, CA

I replaced my cheapo stock rim brakes with these (160R/180F + speed dial levers--also rec'd!), and what a world of difference it has made! Setup and adjustment was incredibly easy, despite never having installed disk brakes before. As for the ride experience, these brakes have given me the confidence to go from groomed singletrack to downhill, rock laden descents. The consistency, modularity and sheer power of these brakes has opened up a world of trails for me. If you're running rim brakes on your xc/trail bike and they just aren't cutting it, these will not disappoint. They might just amaze you. And, on a related note, I have tried my friend's (more expensive Hayes Stroker) hydraulic brakes, and he tried mine. I still preferred my BB7's, and when his Stroker's wore out he bought some BB7's. You simply cannot get better disc brakes at this price...or anywhere near it. Super highly recommended!

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10 months - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
tyler m.
Fairfield, CA

I got the 180mm F and 160mm R and these have been quiet, smooth and some pretty good stopping power. I have ridden in dusty very dusty to muddy rainy conditions and they stop me every time.

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stopping power! - Apr 02, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
ray c.
moriches, NY

i removed the 160 tektro stocker brakes from my GT Avalanche, put these bb7's on, 180 up front and 160 out back, quiet, smooth, responsive brakes, top notch in mechanical disc performance!

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5 months an counting. - Jan 18, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Julian D.
Tustin, CA

These brakes are awesome! I bought the 180 mm. set and they are more than perfect on my bike. The actuation is absolutely dialed and I love the feel. The simplicity in adjustments amazes me. The pads aren't even worn out yet. The only two things that annoy me are when dirt gather up in the pads and make an annoying squealing sound, and when they get wet with water, they make an annoying humming sound that vibrates the whole bike. Otherwise, I gave it five stars because it still brakes powerfully like when I got it!

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Best mechanical brakes out there! - Nov 22, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
MATTHEW H.
SAN MARCOS, TX

I used these to replace my Hayes Stroker brakes when they failed. I was wary of switching my hydraulic to mechanical but after a couple hundred miles, these brakes have delivered! Great stopping power, easy adjustment, easy set up; these are the most reliable XC brakes that I've used and at an awesome price. Totally fail proof from what I've seen.

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Not quite perfect but great though - Oct 25, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
CHAD F.
Fircrest, WA

Easy setup, easy adjustments, easy pad replacement, better stopping than my stock brakes...important for a clyde going downhill! The hardware even comes pretreated with appropriate threadlock. Works fine with my stock levers but looking forward to complementing them with some Speed Dials. Have a bigger T25 driver for easier installation. Mine was missing so had to make do with the small one it came with.

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Killer price - Sep 29, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Jason R.
Blue ash, OH

Killer price on killer brakes. It doesn't get any better than these for mechanical discs. Set up and tuning i a breeze.

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BB7!!!!! - Sep 11, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Harry M.
Buffalo, NY

Have had these for years, never had an issue. Install and adjustment are super easy, lever feel and modulation are spot on. Hydraulics might feel a little smoother at the lever, but for the price and ease of maintenance/reliability you can't go wrong with these bad boys...

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Great Brakes! - Sep 10, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
DAVID M.
STORRS MANSFIELD, CT

Replaced front rim brake with this. Love these brakes. Nice feel, good stopping power, and very easy to adjust.

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Nailed it. - Jul 23, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Julian D.
Tustin, CA

Never mind my last review. I fixed the rear brake myself by pushing the rim to the left to stop the rubbing. It worked PERFECTLY. Great stopping power for the price.

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Convenient and cost effective! - Jul 14, 2013

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4 out of 5 stars
Julian D.
Tustin, CA

My dad bought these brakes because I had VERY cheap stock disc brakes with really small pads. These brakes are cool, easy to press, and I love the features. The only thing is I have to replace my rear disc brake because the caliper on the left side is permanently tweaked. Not a bad brake, and has EXCELLENT stopping power compared to my other brakes.

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Great Brakes, Great Price - Jul 13, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Jeremy G.
Corinth, TX

Replaced my BB5s with these AWESOME BB7s. Braking has never been better. Got them dialed in amazingly with some SD7s as well. Glad I purchased these to replace the BB5s.

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Love my BB7s - Jun 21, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
CHRIS F.
TUSTIN, CA

I love these brakes. My first "real" mountain bike came with hydraulic brakes, but they were super touchy and hard to maintain. I felt like I was always adjusting them and my rotor was constantly rubbing. I decided to try the BB7s and haven't looked back since. These brakes rock! They are super easy to setup and adjust. If your brake starts to rub for some reason on the trail, you can adjust these WITHOUT TOOLS! If you get the adjustable brake levers, you can even adjust the modulation (how hard you have to pull to stop) in a snap. Plus, they are relatively inexpensive. There are lots of good youtube videos and plenty of information online to help with setup as well. I will never go back to hyrdraulic brakes unless they make them as "adjustable-on-the-fly) as these.

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BB7 Brakes - May 23, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
GARRETT S.
AVONDALE, AZ

I recently ditched my rear hydraulic shimano brake & plan to do the front as well. I pared this BB7 with the Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake levers. Some say it is a down grade. I chose to do this for reliability and ease of maintenance reasons. I have a 29er hardtail & went with the big 200mm rotor on the rear. I know most of the braking is on the front rotor but again I chose this for longevity & low maintenance. The Brakes pull is smooth and strong, no sudden surprises or overheating with this big rotor. The hydraulics does pull a little longer & with "slightly" less effort but I LOVE the BB7's & plan to do the front soon! Totally worth the price & PricePoint shipped FAST!

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5?????????? - May 14, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
PETER L.
GLENDALE, CA

BB7 ROCKS! Easy to install. Easy to set up. And easy to maintain.

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