Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor

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Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor
The Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brakes feature a powerful, yet light action at the lever. Avid Mechanical brakes set a new standard for cable operated systems.
  • Caliper Positioning System allows the caliper to easily adjust perfectly to the rotor - no trial and error
  • Simple micro-adjust spring tension is achieved with an Allen head set screw
  • Special rotor design to ensure full brake pad is scraped clean at all times
  • Fully sealed to keep elements out and performance in
  • Tool-less pad replacement and adjustment
  • Includes 1 caliper, 1 rotor with bolts and 74mm post mount to IS mount adapter
Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor
  • WEIGHT 329g
  • MATERIAL Alloy caliper body, steel rotor
  • MOUNT IS rear, Post or IS front, ISO rotor mount
  • ROTOR SIZE 160mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Linear-Pull Levers
  • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Linear-Pull Levers
  • PAD TYPE Tool-less replaceable
  • OIL TYPE N/A
  • REACH N/A
  • Rating 4.5

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Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (6)
  • Commuting/city (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

installation and adjustment simplicity.

By Ralph Robertson

from Narrows,VA

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Less Power Than Hydralics

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

I prefer these to hydralic brakes because they are simple to install,adjust and use.They don,t have as much stopping power as hydralics,but I don't want to lock it up and skid anyhow. Keep in mind that I'm not an extreme rider,

  • Cycling Style:
  • Comfort Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Best Mechanical brake

By broonsby

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

    Huge step up from V and canti brakes even with old levers. Try these and you will never go back. Tip: get the Avid Speed Dial 7 levers and you get brake modulation very similar to hydraulics without the bleeding issues. 1 finger stops with speed dial levers are completely possible. Easy to install, easy to adjust, easy on the wallet. Best bang for the buck out there.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    I am avjd about these mechanical brakes

    By tonyz2biker

    from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy cable activation
    • Nicely built
    • Simple adjustment

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

    it would be nice to purchase the product as a matched set which includes levers as opposed to separate components

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BB7 adjustability made simple

    By Auby Adventures

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

      Good solid brakes for mountain biking and commuting on canals etc. I had hydraulic brakes before and they would have multiple issues with fluid getting hot and the making adjustments were difficult. I had the BB5's before and they weren't bad. These brakes hit hard and are very versatile.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Pure and simple!

      By Chris

      from PA

      About Me Casual Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

      I had brakes before? Hard to believe the difference. Absolutely incredible stopping power! I upgraded since going downhill at local ski area scared me with Avid V brakes. Watched an install video on youtube and it took NO time at all to mount and adjust.

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      (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      BB7 RULES

      By Cirol Climber

      from Curitiba-Brazil

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Stopping Power

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Avid BB7 Mountain Bike Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper and Rotor:

      MECHANICAL BB7 IS THE BEST.

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