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Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011

Item #: BR702A02
USD$15.99 27% off USD$22.00 msrp
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The reliable, proven Single Digit 5 is a great economical linear pull brake that wont break the bank. It features Avids FVA (Force Vector Alignment) to ensure the most efficient, powerful braking possible. The included Overcoat boot seals your cables from dirt and grit. Keep the change in your pocket!

  • includes "noodle"
  • claimed 210 grams
  • Works with "linear pull" (AKA V-brake) levers from Avid, Shimano, etc.




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Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Great stopping power (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Sturdy design (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Good, well made product, works well

    By Steve

    from Monroe, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fits And Wors Well
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

      There are lighter brakes on the market, but I am not into racing and a little extra weight does not matter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works Great

      By Ken

      from Lake County, Indiana

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fade- Free
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Noisy When Wet

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

        I bought these to replace the stock brakes that were just too beat up to be relied on, the installation for both front and rear took maybe 11 minutes, set my cable tension and I was on the road within 15 minutes; the diference in stopping power is simply amazing, I tested them on a nearby bridge and under some pretty good speed, I came to a complete halt in a very short distance, the back tire skidded a bit but the performance since then ...I cannot complain.

        Buy them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Smooth and Effective

        By Brandon

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • BMX
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

          Paired with my Avid FR-5s these brakes are awesome. They are reliable and have been nothing but excellent in all conditions

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent Upgrade

          By motobeck

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

            Upgraded from Canti brakes on an older Giant mtb that my daughter uses on the road. These brakes are a huge improvement and did not break the bank.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            xc riding

            By brncr6

            from livermore

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Great Stopping Power
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

              Great rim brakes. plenty of adjustments.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great brales

              By hal

              from sourhern california

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Amazing

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

                Cheap and very good stoppers

                 
                5.0

                Give me a brake, what a bike stopper

                By SUPERTECH

                from Oswego, Ill

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Brake pressure is awesome
                • Grabs rim evenly and sure
                • No rubbing after release

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Works on Pacific bikes

                  Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

                  This is 200% better than OEM brakes...

                   
                  5.0

                  Simple Solution

                  By XC Steve

                  from Traverse City, MI

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

                  The best [$] I've ever spent on my girlfriend - took them out of the box, slapped them on her rig, and now feel comfortable knowing she'll be able to stop. Great price, great brand, great looking. Little initial adjustment. Just a simple, cheap solution to v-braking needs.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great brakes

                  By AWP

                  from SLC, UT

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

                  I replaced the stock Tektro V-brakes on my main commuter bike with these. It made a small but noticeable difference in braking power and modulation. Just feels a bit more solid and controlled. These are a great value for the price.

                  The Tektros weren't bad, I just put them on my backup bike, replacing the weak-sauce cantilever brakes that were original.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good simple cheap brakes

                  By matt

                  from chicago to saint louis

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Black
                  • cheap
                  • Simple
                  • Stops

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Avid Single Digit 5 Brake 2011:

                      I replaced some old brakes on my rebuild of a '94 Schwinn High Plains and feel like its a brand new bike. For once I can stop quickly rather than slow down on this bike.

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