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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake

Item #: BR291C01
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake

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)
4.6 / 5.0
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Great brakes; wrong picture
I bought the road version of the BB7's. Make sure you buy the right version for the type of brake levers you're using. These are a huge upgrade from the Tektro Lyra brakes that came with my cyclocross bike. They're made specifically for road levers as opposed the the Tektro's, which lacked stopping power. My only complaint is that black calipers are shown in the picture (which I wanted), but I received silver ones (which I didn't want).

PROS: Easy To Install, Sturdy Design, Handles Elements Well, Great Stopping Power

CONS: Heavy
October 31, 2014
Location:
Radnor, PA
Big stopping power for little money
fast prompt like next day over50buck got me free del. ok i also live the next town overWAY TO GO JENSON great ppl very helpfull

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Easy To Install, Looks Great, Sturdy Design, Lightweight

CONS: None yet
October 4, 2013
Location:
riverside
Great price good stuff
Good stuff at a great price. When you get ready to read the instructions change your mindset and just look at the pictures. Especially where the use of a bracket and adjusting washers are concerned. My application had me removing some washers to get the proper setup. Use your own preference when adjusting the pads. The metallic pads are noisy and irritating. So the next day I installed some Avid Organic pads and yes! no noise and easy bedding and adjusting.
Nice when paired up with Avid speed dial levers.

PROS: Easy To Install, Price

CONS: Instructions, Metallic Pads
November 16, 2014
Location:
So Cal
From hydraulic to mechanical disc brakes
My old Juicy 5 brakes were inconsistent. The front worked well, but the rear was always at the point of dragging, and had too little lever travel for my liking. There is no adjusting hydraulic brakes. Either they are good or not. So I went mechanical. I can adjust these brakes to my liking. On my first test ride after installing the BB7s, the braking was fairly weak. But don't worry, they just need some break-in. After one 2 hour ride, they gave powerful braking.

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Easy To Install
October 7, 2014
Location:
Asheville, NC
Avid BB7
Easy to install with comprehesive instructions, finger dials on trail easy adjust - both sides, quiet, and smooth operating. The rotors on mine have more cooling vents, design changed. Buy these now and get ready for the season!

PROS: Easy Install, Excellent Value

BEST USES: Everyday rider, Trail rider
March 8, 2012
Location:
Park City, UT
Love these brakes!
I love Jenson. Super fast shipping. orders are perfect and the best prices around!

PROS: Adjustability, Stopping power

CONS: none

BEST USES: All around, Single Track, Road, XC
February 25, 2012
Location:
Running Springs, Ca.
Great Performance
Shipment arrived on time and everything arrived in perfect condition.

PROS: Sturdy Design, Easy To Install, Great Stopping Power

CONS: Heavy

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Wet Conditions
October 29, 2014
Location:
Ann Arbor, MI
"The best mechanical brake", enough said
I use the 160, 180, and 200 disc rotor sizes on all my bikes, because they work great, and are easy to set-up and adjust.

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Handles Elements Well, Great Stopping Power, Fade- Free

BEST USES: Wet Conditions, Mountain Biking
September 9, 2014
Location:
Austin, TX
good price. good product
Good product

PROS: Easy To Install
February 12, 2015
Location:
Glastonbury ct
work for me
I am satisfied with these babies. I have or have had them on every bike I have owned since my first FS mountain bike in 2002. The design has improved since then, but the quality and dependability have remained the very highest! the only down side is the tricky dialing in at the first install, but that just takes practice. These brakes have never let me down! I cannot say enough! Caveat: I have never had any experience with other brands of mechanical brakes, nor with hydraulic brakes, Avid or otherwise, so I cannot compare or contrast these options with the BB7. What I can say is I have never had a need or desire to try anything else. please take that for what it is worth!

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Sturdy Design, Handles Elements Well, Easy To Install

BEST USES: Wet Conditions, Mountain Biking
July 1, 2015
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa

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Please verify this Avid BB7 is the Road version, not the MTB. The picture shows "MTN" on the caliper.
None on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 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.

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