Avid BB7 Mechanical Front/Rear Disc Brake
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. You can't get that on any hydraulic.
The BB7 has 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.
|Series||Ball Bearing Disc Brake|
|Brake Type||Ball Bearing Disc|
|Intended Use||Cross Country, Trail|
|Position||Front or Rear|
|Rotor Size/Type||160mm, 185mm|
|Caliper Mount Type||74mm Post Mount w/ IS adapter|
|Piston Type||Single Piston|
|Includes||Rotor, Caliper, Hardware, Adapter|
|Weight||349g W/O Hardware|
|Warranty||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|
I've been running BB7's on my bike for several years. I am still on my first set. I've never used hydros and plan to make the switch one day, but have never really felt the immediate need because of how much I love my BB7s. They were easy to install and easy to maintain. Great modulation with the avid speed dial 7's. If you can't drop coin on a good set of hydros, don't despair because the Avid BB7s will treat you right.