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Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011

Item #: BR306A00
USD$24.99 26% off USD$34.00 msrp
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Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great stopping power (11)
  • Easy to install (9)
  • Sturdy design (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Fade- free (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (5), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    I bought this product for 4 bikes

    By flatlander

    from Asheville N.C.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Handles Elements Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

      Had Shimano V's they squealed like a stuck pig, returned them, the combo of SD7 levers and brakes is awesome. Once you set them up just forget about them and ride, got the set up on 3 bikes, one is a mix of the BB7 disc up front and the SD7 in the back with SD7 levers. Any bike I buy I just automatically change the brake lever set up to these baby's.
      The setup is on 2 Mt. bikes and a commuter bike, and I'm going to put them on a friends Mt bike.
      Not trying to sound one sided but I can't find anything bad to say about them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Tougher To Install than They Look

      By GOTA

      from Connecticut

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fade- Free
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

        Great product but not as simple to install as they look. There is a spacer chart with the instructions for different widths. It should be very simple but the pads are tough to get tight once you remove spacers.

        Once on the bike they're great. Real intense stopping power. Great for commuting and casual bikes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Strong and stiff

        By Not your Guy Freind or Buddy

        from Erie PA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

        • Noisy On My Frame And Rim

        Best Uses

        • To Stop Your Bike

        Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

        Good tight lever feel. more powerful feeling than my Avid Disk. Works pretty good after going though water.

         
        5.0

        Best rim brake out there

        By Firemedic

        from Nc

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

          Hands down when paired with the speed lever by avid...its the best rim brake out there

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great stopping power

          By firemedic

          from nc

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Great Stopping Power
          • Handles Elements Well
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

            upgraded from stock brakes on my gf mtb...great stopping power in all elements...including mud.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic brake, fantastic price!

            By Brian

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Great Stopping Power
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • BMX
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

              Quite simply this is an amazing value for a linear-pull/V-brake. When paired with Avid's Speed Dial brake lever, you have an incredible combination. I also run these on a mountain bike with a drop handlebar and they work well with Dia-Compe 287V aero brake levers.

              Any complaints about brake power fading under hard braking or noisy braking can be easily addressed by changing brake pads to superior Kool-Stop pads. Proper set-up (with a little bit of toe-in) is also important.

              Unless you're running Shimano XT/XTR V-Brakes, these are an incredible braking upgrade.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good v-brakes

              By J Face

              from Delaware

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Great Stopping Power
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy Design

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

              I've used these on my single speed and they are great brakes. They stop great and were extremely easy to set up. The spring is strong and makes them have a good solid feel. They do tend to lose a little bit of power in mud and when wet but not much (and is expected as they are rim brakes), but it's not really noticeable. I'd definitely buy them again if I was building up another v-brake bike.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Stiff, reliable, inexpensive

              By Nate

              from Cambridge, MA

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Stopping Power
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Fades Under Hard Braking

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

              Non-nonsense brakes. Simple and durable, these were a great upgrade to my commuter.

              They lack the power of my older XTR v-brakes, but they're substantially less expensive.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great value and delivers

              By bjdraw

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Great Stopping Power

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

                Quick and easy way to upgrade my old cani brakes. A great value for anyone looking to improve their bike's brakes.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love the Single Digit

                By lee

                from Vancouver BC

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy adjustment
                • Easy To Install
                • Great Stopping Power
                • Simple design
                • Sturdy Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Avid Single Digit 7 Brake 2011:

                    Replaced Shimano XT v brakes with that stupid parallelogram thing. After it wears a bit you can't set up the brakes. I like the KISS principle in the avid brakes

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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