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Avid BB7 Mechanical Front/Rear Disc Brake

ITEM NUMBER: 115 AVDB78
PRICE POINT:
$49.98
MSRP:
$80.00
 
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

  • This brake works as either a front or rear brake
  • Fits both post mount and IS style brake mounts
  • Each brake includes: a rotor, two brake adapters, brake pads, and all hardware needed for installation
  • Brake cables, housing, and levers are sold separately

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Model Number

BB7

Series

Ball Bearing Disc Brake

Brake Type

Mechanical Disc

Intended Use

Cross Country, Trail

Position

Front or Rear

Rotor Size/Type

160mm, 185mm

Compatibility

V-brake levers (not included)

Caliper Mount Type

74mm Post Mount with IS adapter

Caliper Material

Aluminum

Caliper Finish

Grey

Piston Type

Single Piston

Includes

Rotor, Caliper, Hardware, Adapter

Weight

349g without Hardware

Warranty

2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Good brake for great price - Apr 23, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH

Been using one of these for over a year. Good stopping power and modulation. Works great compared to my hydraulic brakes on another bike for much lower cost and easier maintenance. However....I Put new pads in 6 weeks ago - still trying to get the squeal adjusted out. Original pads never squealed.

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the Standard - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Hesperia, CA

well, simply one of the best. has only received minor modifications from the time it was originally released until now. these brakes have seen through many versions of stock rotors. most mtbers simply turn to these becaus it is the best cable/mechanical brakes. its very affordable, reliable and beats nearly half the hydraulic brakes in the market even today. it has the braking power, low maintenance, durability and reliability, affordability, decent weight and finally adjustability

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Great stopping power - Apr 17, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Red Bluff, CA

For the price these Disc breaks are a great deal. These breaks are bomb proof, very durable. The stopping power is outstanding but like any mechanical disc breaks the stopping is an on/off system, you hit the break lever and you stop! Another plus side is that they look good. Overal I would recommend these breaks to a friend.

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Super Adjustable - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Sheboygan, WI

First disc break I ever bought and had a great experience. It was very easy to setup and provided great stopping power on my 26" hardtail. I was told to go with a mechanical disk break over a low end hydro break and I stand by that advice. They offer a good amount of power and are very easy to work with. You also don't have to buy a bleed kit like you would if you run a hydro setup. In the end if you're looking for a super affordable stopping solution look no further!

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The only choice - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Irving, TX

This is really the only choice for Mechanical brakes. I tired a few and these were the best. Even better than some hydors. Work best if you use a compressionless housing though. Huge difference.

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The best brakes ever! - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Monrovia, CA

I love these brakes! ive had them since summer of 2013 and they still work great. they are easy to ajust andbrake really well. my favorite thing is that when my friends brakes overheat and wear out I am still going strong. I would strongly recomend these to any rider

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Amazing brakes at a great price! - Nov 18, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Tustin, CA

My dad bought these brakes as an "early birthday gift" for my Trek 3500 disc. My stock brakes made loud rattling and squeals after replacing the pads numerous times. So I popped these on and there was a great difference. The modulation: so easy. The price: best bang for the buck. The braking power: really good, great for cross country. Weight: somewhat decent. Even for 185 mm rotors. Set up: easy, the adjustment knobs are really convenient for quick fixes. Overall: five stars, would recommend to anyone. Recommendations: Get Avid speed dial levers, get Avid HS1 rotors for it, keep rear brake 160 mm and 185 mm for front.

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Excellent Brakes - Sep 29, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT

Love BB7s. As much power as the Juicy 7s but much simpler to adjust and work on. cheaper and lighter than hydros.

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All around Good - Sep 12, 2013

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4 out of 5 stars
stamping ground, KY

This is a great product. I have had these brakes on two different bikes. Easy to work on and adjust. Works great in any condition. Competitive cost as well.

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Eight years - Aug 09, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
ATHENS, GA

I'm buying a new BB7 brake today, because I bought a set over 8 years ago and have beat the hell out of them, replaced pads a few times, mostly neglected them, and they worked flawlessly until the internal spring broke on one yesterday. Eight years. That is about $7 a year for a good brake. About two cents a day. I have hydraulics on one of my other bikes, also Avids, and they work great too - but the bleeding and BS is not worth it to me.

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BB7 Discs - Jul 02, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
HUDSONVILLE, MI

These are by far the easiest brakes to set up and most user friendly design that I have ever worked with. The tool free adjustments mean that I can make changes on the trail. I have no desire to use hydros due to the simplicity and robustness of these brakes.

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Great for years - May 14, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Blacksburg, VA

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.

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