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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011

Item #: BR291C01
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Current new, retail boxed BB7 brakes come packaged with BOTH front and rear adapters supplied by Avid. If a competitor is selling you a "front" or a "rear", you arent getting what should be included with this item.

The Avid BB7 has set the standard for mechanical disc brakes for years. Avids CPS (caliper positioning system, included) continues to make setup and adjustment a snap.
  • Will fit front 74mm post mount, 51mm IS front or 51mm IS (includes adapters to fit these applications)
  • Each kit includes 1 caliper, 6-bolt rotor, mounting hardware, and adapters (one brake). Order a qty of "2" if you need brakes for a complete bicycle
  • Brakes supplied with a 160mm rotor will also include a front and rear 51mm IS adapter to match the rotor size.
  • Works with any linear pull brake lever, including Avid and others (lever and cable are not included)
  • Weight: 380 grams (capiler, 6" adapter, rotor, hardware)
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011
 
4.6

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (26)
  • Great stopping power (20)
  • Sturdy design (14)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to adjust (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)
  • None yet (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (23)
  • XC (7)
  • Touring (6)
  • Commuting (5)
  • Mountain (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (15), Casual/ recreational (8), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big stopping power for little money

been on hyd. befor and these are rite there with them big stopping power more then you would think out of a small sys. set up is EZ. adj. pad close to rotor...Read complete review

been on hyd. befor and these are rite there with them big stopping power more then you would think out of a small sys. set up is EZ. adj. pad close to rotor pull the brakes lock the calip down an go. dont be ez on the break in burn them in hard an fast. the stock metl. pad work Good try to set your cable as str8.as you can for that hyd. feel.lots of stopping power for a 160mm set if you think idont get better try the 180mm. oboy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not satisfied with product!

I bought these brakes to replace a couple of V-brakes I had on my mountain bike. The installation seemed easy enough on the manual, and I followed the instructions step by step, but...Read complete review

I bought these brakes to replace a couple of V-brakes I had on my mountain bike. The installation seemed easy enough on the manual, and I followed the instructions step by step, but the rotors kept on rubbing on the pads. I tried to make adjustments but it was impossible. Come to find out, the rotor came bent, so it didn't matter how straight I got the brake, the rotor would still rub. This also prevented me from adjusting the pads as close to the rotor was possible.
I tried to ignore the rubbing and got the pads as close to the rotor as possible, but even this would not give me enough stopping power. The V-brakes I had before had more stopping power. These aren't good brakes, and the rotor for the front I ordered was defective.

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5.0

Perfect for motor bicycling.

By Calvin

from Moose Jaw, SK

About Me Commuter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Great Stopping Power

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

I was using the Hayes MX3 disc brakes on a motorized bicycle, the pads were quick to wear, even sintered ones. I figured since these were only $30 more than new pads, and I get a giant rotor at no extra cost. I went for it. There is no comparison, these things are easy, smooth, and powerful. I often find myself stopping way too hard. In the few weeks I've owned them they've already outlasted the Hayes. Much better control, much more stopping power, adjusting should be easy, but I haven't had to yet. I plan on buying these until they run out! Great for commuters

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Brakes @ a Great Price

By Cunningham1420

from Pittsburgh, Pa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking

Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

These were bought to replace the stock Tecktros that came on my bike both 160s so I replaced them with a set of BB7s 180/160mm and I'm glad I picked these Avids up because I have alot more brake control and stopping power with these. There well made heavy duty calipers and rotors. Installation was simple I didn't have to read anything and that's always nice. Setup was fairly simple and didn't take to long to get centered. The only complaint I have with these are that there a little on the heavy side for those who are worried about weight but besides that I would recommend these to anyone. Thank you Jenson for sending me a set that were 2013s and a set that were 2014s even tho it says there suppose to be 2011s.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Avid BB7 mechanical mountain bike brakes

By Norm

from Frazier Park, CA.

About Me Avid Cyclist

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 BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

    I upgraded from Formula to Avid BB7 disc brakes on my three mountain bikes. They are easy to install, but the directions that came with the BB7's I bought a couple of years ago were easier to understand. BB7's perform very well for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Classic performance

    By Mattbyke

    from Northwest C.T.

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Noisy When Wet

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

    Use a high end avid lever , or an xtr .
    Learn how to set up correctly .
    Use best quality compression less housing.
    I'm very familiar with these. Excellent performance for the price. Simple set up, easy maint.
    I value modulation most , and I get it with ultimate speed dial levers.
    These are being used on a rigid hard tail singlespeed. I've used them on full suspension , and I don't recommend them for that application.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Simple and easy

    By Stever

    from Toronto

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

      Kit provides all the little bits to get the brakes on properly. I went with 200mm rotors on the front and rear which helps the stopping power. The bike stops on a dime. I've wired the breaks to avid speed adjust levers which really help dial in the grab.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent brake for our tandem.

      By 2Screamin

      from Alabama

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Stopping Power
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 200mm For Tandem Rear

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

        Works well on our Rans Screamer tandem.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Mech's on the market!

        By Revelstoked

        from Ontario, Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Adjustments
        • Easy To Install
        • Great price
        • Great Stopping Power

        Cons

        • Metallic Pads

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

        Third set I've purchased...
        Best mechanical disk brake option on the market.
        Jam in a set of Organic Pads, bed them in properly & enjoy trouble-free, confident, quiet braking.
        Replacement parts are available everywhere and are inexpensive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Bullet proof mechanical disc brake

        By Jesse

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

          Easy installation and fantastic upgrade over the factory rim brake on my old Trek. Great stopping power and simple to adjust.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          13 years of trouble free service!!

          By mike

          from San Antonio TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

          These outlasted my first training mountain bike purchased in 2000. They are still going strong on my second training bike.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big stopping power for little money

          By TVDOG

          from RIVERSIDE

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

          been on hyd. befor and these are rite there with them big stopping power more then you would think out of a small sys. set up is EZ. adj. pad close to rotor pull the brakes lock the calip down an go. dont be ez on the break in burn them in hard an fast. the stock metl. pad work Good try to set your cable as str8.as you can for that hyd. feel.lots of stopping power for a 160mm set if you think idont get better try the 180mm. oboy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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