Entry-level, schmentry-level. The BB5 offers our Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System, tool-free pad replacement, a melt-forged body and an inboard pad adjustment knob. One try and you’ll wonder if the BB5s are really entry-level brakes. Specifications: • Weight :335 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount) • Caliper Design: Mechanical, monoblock • Finish: Satin Black • Rotor: G2 CleanSweep 160mm • Pad: Sintered • Adjustment: Inboard Knob Pad Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning • Compatibility: Mountain style levers Technologies: • Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™: Another original Avid technology making your life better—there’s never been an easier brake to install and adjust. With Avid’s Tri-Align™Caliper Positioning System™, aligning the caliper to the rotor literally takes seconds. Just loosen the CPS™ bolts a little, and then squeeze the brake lever while re-tightening the bolts. Perfect caliper alignment—just like that.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous surprising good
They came on bike I bought new and I was expecting to bin them. But no chance after a years worth of abuse and neglect in very muddy conditions there doing a great job and still on the original pads to. Loads of bite. Only thing I need to do is change the cables now there starting to drag. Makes me wonder why I bother with hydraulics on my other bike sometimes
21 February 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous good
the work amazing when u get them wait a week they start to ge looser u just tighten everything up and it works fine. adjust your wheel so the pads dont rub
07 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous ok
the brakes where amazing for the first couple of weeks but the pads u get on them are easily worn out . make sure u dont get oil on your disc sqeeeeeks like """"""***
. dont bue bb5 buy bb7 or hydrulic
19 July 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Front or Rear...?
When i bought a pair of BB7 brakes they arrived boxed with various adapters for front and rear fitting..this pair of BB5's arrived in polythene bags both with rear fitting adapters.So not really a pair then...and so after my complaint was ignored i went to the expense of having to buy a front adapter so i could have brakes on my bike.
Are chain reaction losing that edge....?
10 June 2012
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