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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 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (44)
  • Great stopping power (36)
  • Sturdy design (26)
  • Handles elements well (16)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Heavy (9)
  • None yet (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (39)
  • XC (7)
  • Touring (6)
  • Wet / rain (6)
  • Commuting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (25), Casual/ recreational (15), Commuter (3), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

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

easy-peasy

By lost texan

from north idaho

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Install
  • Great Stopping Power
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

    easy to install and align caliper, more compact than my old stock hayes disc brakes

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good price. good product

    By Pete

    from Glastonbury ct

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

      Good product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great price good stuff

      By Melvin's Menudo Manor

      from So Cal

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Price

      Cons

      • Instructions
      • Metallic Pads

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

      Good stuff at a great price. When you get ready to read the instructions change your mindset and just look at the pictures. Especially where the use of a bracket and adjusting washers are concerned. My application had me removing some washers to get the proper setup. Use your own preference when adjusting the pads. The metallic pads are noisy and irritating. So the next day I installed some Avid Organic pads and yes! no noise and easy bedding and adjusting.
      Nice when paired up with Avid speed dial levers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great brakes; wrong picture

      By Trevor

      from Radnor, PA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Cyclocross

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

      I bought the road version of the BB7's. Make sure you buy the right version for the type of brake levers you're using. These are a huge upgrade from the Tektro Lyra brakes that came with my cyclocross bike. They're made specifically for road levers as opposed the the Tektro's, which lacked stopping power. My only complaint is that black calipers are shown in the picture (which I wanted), but I received silver ones (which I didn't want).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Performance

      By Ken

      from Ann Arbor, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

      Bought these to replace the V-Brakes on the front of my MTB. They were simple to install and provide much better modulation that my Avid SD7s. After some tweaking and proper adjustment, they're silent when rolling and very little noise under braking. They've performed well in the wet, too!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      From hydraulic to mechanical disc brakes

      By ChainRing

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Stopping Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

        My old Juicy 5 brakes were inconsistent. The front worked well, but the rear was always at the point of dragging, and had too little lever travel for my liking. There is no adjusting hydraulic brakes. Either they are good or not. So I went mechanical. I can adjust these brakes to my liking. On my first test ride after installing the BB7s, the braking was fairly weak. But don't worry, they just need some break-in. After one 2 hour ride, they gave powerful braking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "The best mechanical brake", enough said

        By kula rider

        from austin, tx

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

          I use the 160, 180, and 200 disc rotor sizes on all my bikes, because they work great, and are easy to set-up and adjust.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love 'em

          By Clydesdale JHam

          from San Tan Valley, AZ

          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:

            I have used BB7's since 2005-2005 and I love them. They provide the best value for me as I am not a serious enough rider to be spending a ton of money on disc brakes. The BB7's combine performance and price, for me, to make them the best use of my money on a build.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Not XX, but work for Mechanical

            By Stuck In Illinois

            from Illinois

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 2011:

              I would love to convert to some XX's,but I can get the brakes done on my Tundra for cheaper. These brakes work great for mechanical and it is so nice to just turn a dial one click to adjust after a ride.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Brakes

              By Robobobo

              from Chicago IL

              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:

                These were easy to install and easy to adjust. They are pretty strong brakes. I had to get use to the stopping power.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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