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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
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Attractive (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (11)
  • Upgrade (7)
  • Casual riding (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Avid cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

Better than some hydraulics

By Edwin

from Ponce, PR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

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

    Reliable, mechanical braking. The best in mechanical brakes!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great calipers. Best of it's kind!

    By BSweeney32

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Road Biking
      • Upgrade

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

      I replaced the factory calipers on my bike with these and what a difference! I have had a few hard hits on rocks and trees and the ground and have had no issues with these whatsoever.
      I've had a friend who wanted to try hydraulic brakes quickly toss them out to replace them with these calipers because the brakes respond better.
      180mm up front and 160mm in the back fits all my riding needs well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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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                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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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

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