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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake

Item #: BR291C01
Qty
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
 
4.6

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (67)
  • Great stopping power (55)
  • Sturdy design (43)
  • Handles elements well (33)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Noisy when wet (6)
  • None yet (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (64)
  • Wet / rain (13)
  • Road biking (10)
  • XC (7)
  • Commuting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (42), Casual/ recreational (23), Commuter (5), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

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

Solid build and performance

By skog

from reno, nv

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Handles Elements Well
  • Sturdy Design

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

Avid Mechanicals are bullet proof and super easy yo install/adjust

 
4.0

great brakes

By Fat Biker

from Vancouver, Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Great Stopping Power

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

    what can I say that's not been said already? They're the BB7

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Solid upgrade

    By E

    from Durham, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Handles Elements Well

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

    Upgraded to these from my stock Promax. Feel much more confident with these and they're easily adjustable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Mechanical Disc Brake

    By WillyBoy

    from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    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
      • Road Biking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

      This is the best mechanical disc brake system I have come across. I have swapped out Shimano and Hope hydraulic brakes because these are easier to adjust and maintain as well as giving better stopping power and control

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By One legged mtb

      from Utah

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Stopping Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

        Great product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        These are great brakes and much easier to adjust.

        By Tom

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy Design
        • The silver model looks sharp on my road bike

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

          These have made a major difference on my touring bike.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Dependable and easy setup

          By Chris

          from Arizona

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Noisy When Wet

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

          The setup is so easy and these can be serviced while out on a ride. I've had hydros leave me stranded with a walk back to the trailhead.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Desert Single Speeder

          from AZ

          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
            • Wet Conditions

            Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

            Buy one!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Good

            By Lot Lizardo

            from L.I, New York

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

                Unfortunatly nobody makes a 22mm to IS post mount for an old Schwinn Homegrown anymore...I'll customize it myself ese..

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Only Avids I recommend

                By Nickel@thebeach

                from Myrtle Beach, SC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake:

                  They can be challenging to adjust but work great. I'd prefer these to any of the Avid hydraulic brakes I've tried.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    Does this come with the caliper only, the rotor only or both?
                    Asked on 5/26/2016 by BryanTheKindofNoobie from Ca

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                  • Q:

                    Please verify this Avid BB7 is the Road version, not the MTB. The picture shows "MTN" on the caliper.
                    Asked on 4/13/2016 by None from Santa Maria, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This brake is available in both versions. The MTN image is for illustration purposes only. If you require the road version, please select "160mm G2 Rotor, Front Or Rear, Road" from the "Choose Option" drop-down menu on the product page. Note, you will still see the MTN version image, but will be shipped the Road version.

                      Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brandon from Riverside, CA
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