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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11

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Mechanical disc brakes are powerful and are easily serviced. This kit comes with a BB7 mountain-specific caliper with a 180mm G2CS 6-bolt rotor. Also comes with I.S. and post-mount adapters, rotor bolts, and mounting bolts and washers. Torx wrench tool also included.

Lever sold separately.
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (11)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (9)
  • Upgrade (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (6), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

best mechanical brakes out there

By kula rider

from Austin, Tx

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

    good price, works great, easy to adjust

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    BB7's are the best

    By recently stolen bike

    from Oregon

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Diy Project
    • Great Packaging Wkit
    • Lightweight
    • Very well built

    Cons

    • 40is For Xr Pro Rears
    • Adapter Chart Wrong
    • American Instructions Pls
    • Difficult To Install
    • Directons Are Horrible
    • Hard Spacers Not Clear

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

    The instructions are complicated. The spacers are not clearly marked or for that matter how you stack them. For a DIT first timer it took awhile to install. Seriously make a book on separate directions in different languages maybe a flow chart if you cannot do that. Your how to videos need to spend more time on the adapters and less on mounting it up. The best installation directions I got for adjusting wasn't even SRAM

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great stopping power compared to stock

    By themishmosh

    from Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

        Never did like the stock Shimano M416 disc brakes that came on my Trek Valencia hybrid. The BB7 180mm kit was just the ticket. The rotors barely fit on my bike--make sure you measure! Used Origin8 centerlock adapters that worked well. Install was easy although I watched the Avid video on youtube rather than follow the instructions which I found difficult to follow. Even though the ordering dropdown says "front", they had the two different IS adapters that I needed for front and back. Also, my BB7's were stamped 2013 on the calipers and the box--not 2011?!?! Thank you JensonUSA!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST MECH. BRAKES BAR NONE

        By TVDOG

        from RIVERSIDE CA.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Waited To Get

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

        first think i got them on time an not a dent on the box iv got also the 160mm. the one set back is the rockshok xc28 ser. shock can only take a 160mm rotor . no biggy being an old bmx rider i use the back brakes more an the 180mm holds up like the big dollor hyd. an yes iv got some long downhill runs where i live ez setup 15.min. an i was on the trail. burm them in hard so they set the pads. thanks jenson

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Well built, easy to install.

        By dblack

        from Brisbane Ca.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Kit Contains Everything

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

            This kit has all you'll need to do a quality install. The brakes function flawlessly. Adjusting the alignment and brake pressure was a snap.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            excellent stopping power and modulation

            By cwg_at_opc

            from Thousand Oaks, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

              aside from the slightly fiddly alignment, these are quite excellent brakes compared to the OEM Avid v-brakes on my Yeti Kokopelli. stopping power is very good and modulation is excellent. while the instructions are decent, there are enough tips/tricks to be found online that the install went easily.

              the rear brakes were a bit more trouble for two(2) reasons:

              1) i tried to follow the original brake housing setup which had two separate pieces of housing. ALWAYS use a single piece of compressionless housing.
              2) the rear rotor was not perfectly true. even though i don't own any truing tools, with a bit of patience i was able to true the rotor by hand and now it is very good.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              "Great front brake"

              By Old man Lance

              from Austin, Tx

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

                Great front brake for Mountain Biking.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                This should've been the first upgrade

                By Rigid frame makes you ride.

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Inexpensive
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

                  Upgraded Avid BB5 to Avid BB7 and it has made a huge difference. Faster deceleration rate, easier adjustments, and much greater confidence in stopping power. I don't need a handful of lever to stop the bike on steep, high-speed downhill anymore. Too many hikers and hills out here to rely on BB5 and too little $ to buy hydraulic and all the brake levers that I trash.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  great brakes greater price

                  By yamaharich

                  from annapolis md

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • No Hydrolic To Mess With
                  • Simple design

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                  • Stopping

                  Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

                  Grinding required for hope 203 floating rotors no prob as im a motorcycle fabricator well worth the effort best brake ive felt yet looks amazing to boot hydrolics are great for a motorcycle but completely unnecessary for a mountain bike buy these get big rotors and you will not be dissatisfied remember high quality cables makes for much better feel and don't forget the avid levers excellent product good shipping keep up the good work jenson thanks

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                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Look no further for mechs

                  By Austin_SS

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake 180mm '11:

                  Straightforward install but if you aren't knowledgable I wouldn't rely on the included instructions.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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