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Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers

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Avid 2008 Speed Dial 7 levers work with linear pull brakes (Avid, Shimano V-brakes, all mechanical discs, etc), and help to provide smooth, efficient and powerful braking.
  • Left Lever
    • Brake Lever Actuation: Long Pull
    • Brake Lever Use: Left
    • Intended Use: Mountain
    • Bolt can be reversed on bar clamp  top or bottom
  • Right Lever
    • Brake Lever Actuation: Long Pull
    • Brake Lever Use: Right
    • Intended Use: Mountain
    • Bolt can be reversed on bar clamp  top or bottom
  • levers are not side-specific
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Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
 
4.6

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (26)
  • Sturdy design (21)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Great stopping power (16)
  • Handles elements well (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (25)
    • Road biking (3)
    • Wet / rain (3)
    • XC (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great low budget stopper

    I've been running the avid mechanical brakes with this lever on my second bike and they work really well. The lever is pretty basic, but after a year of riding and crashing its still...Read complete review

    I've been running the avid mechanical brakes with this lever on my second bike and they work really well. The lever is pretty basic, but after a year of riding and crashing its still going strong.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Little Lever that could

    Just came back from a ride where I had a short and slow tumble. Picked the bike up and noticed that this lever was slightly bent near the pivot where the material is narrow-er....Read complete review

    Just came back from a ride where I had a short and slow tumble. Picked the bike up and noticed that this lever was slightly bent near the pivot where the material is narrow-er. Bent it back and rode out. Never a worry until today. Doesn't need replacement.

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    4.0

    Aesthetics and Performance

    By Filthy Ray

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • BMX
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

      A very affordable upgrade to any flat/riser bar mounted, mechanical breaking system.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Dial them in

      By ChainRing

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

        I've never had a brake lever with a variable mechanical advantage. Nice idea, and a nice lever. Wish they came in plain silver. the dark color is not that attractive, and when it gets beat up, it will look worse than plain silver would.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Clean and Efficient

        By Jessica29

        from Eugene, Oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Clean Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Ergonomic
        • Reversible

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

            These are very good brake levers at a good price point. After switching to these, I noticed a better feel in the lever and the ability to regulate the brake pressure. I like that they are very minimalistic in design and do not clutter the bars on my single speed. The dial-in lever to adjust the cable tension is a neat feature but I have not had to use it. Also, there is a screw to change the position of the brake lever in relation to the handlebars, making it closer with less reset. I just left it where it was normal, but this feature is cool to have.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great levers. Work awesome with my BB7s!

            By BSweeney32

            from Burlington, VT

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

              These levers perform great. I love the dial to tune the lever feel to match front and rear based on adjustment of the brakes.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great brake levers

              By Dfalko

              from Newbury, nh

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy Design

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

              Cable adjustment is quick and easy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Levers

              By Stuck In Illinois

              from Illinois

              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 Speed Dial 7 Levers:

                Replaced some XTR levers with these and they work just as well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Awesome budget lever

                By Willy B

                from Ogden, UT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Sturdy Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

                  These are great brake levers for the price. I've wrecked on them a few times and have had no problems or breaks. Good adjustability and design.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutly outstanding.

                  By Torben

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Great Modulation
                  • Lever Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

                    I have these paired with the BB7s front and back on an agressive hardtail. Basically, these levers turn the BB7s from decent brakes into the absolute best for the money. The BB7s can be grabby, but these levers allow you to adjust that so that they now modulate really really well. They have reach adjustment, cable tension, and lever feel adjustment. Combined with the BB7s pad adjustment, you can make the brakes feel however you want them to.

                    Bottom line, you can get BB7s, front and back, with rotors, and these levers for around $120-140. Decent hydros cost that much for one end. The SD7s allow the BB7s to modulate nearly as well, with more adjustability, less complexity, and half the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Nice Feel and Adjustment

                    By DirtyTxn

                    from Austin, Tx

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Haven
                    • Haven't Noticed Any

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking
                    • Wet Conditions

                    Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

                    I replaced some older Avid BB levers/calipers... not due to breakage or poor function - mostly because I was going thru some general upgrading. I'll use the old set on my next project bike. Avid makes great stuff. I haven't tried their wet brakes but these have plenty of power for me @6/6,260lbs, and are simple to fit/adjust.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Some of the Best levers out there

                    By recently stolen bike

                    from oregon

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Tension
                    • Ambidexstrous Bolt
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Great Stopping Power
                    • Lightweight
                    • Sturdy Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers:

                      Easy to install, versatile and fully adjustable. So much better than stock ones. If you get bb7's these area a must

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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