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  • Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc Brake
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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.
  • Colour: Black
  • Size: 160mm
  • Option: Front or Rear
 
Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 Do not buy I am using this brake, just horrible. It's squeaking and braking power is really poor. Going to change to hidr... Worse than Tektro Novela... WARNING: DO NOT EVER BUY!! 09 May 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by All or nothing With these (as i've found), its either no power, or everything its got, which will send you over the bars... Modulation isn't great, but the end power is pretty powerful. Also quite a noise when you land, which annoyed me to the point where I went brakeless over the thought of having that noise every bump 08 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great brakes, almost as good as hydraulic! I bought my daughter a new mid-range hardtail that came with mech. disc brakes - they were shocking to the point that I didn't consider it safe to ride. Annoyingly, it also had combined shifters/brake levers, so an upgrade to hydraulics was going to be very expensive. I bought the Avid BB5 for the front brake and the difference when it was fitted and bedded in was unbelievable! They are really effective and give great modulation too. they were a doddle to fit and set up correctly and any adjustment/maintenance is going to be very easy, I'd certainly recommend them as a really easy and relatively cheap upgrade from a cable V-brake or if your current cable disc brakes disappoint. 05 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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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What, if anything, is included?

Is this item the caliper only? Does it include brake pads? Rotor?
10 months ago
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This item comes with the Caliper, Rotor & Mount bolts (plus a Torx key for bolting to hub), mount adaptor for applicable rotor size, brake pads and instructions for fitting.
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When I bought these it came with Rotor + bolts, mounting bracket + bolts, caliper and pads,

The cable and lever were not supplied, but everything at the 'wheel end' was.
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These calipers are sold individually, not as a pair.
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these are supplied singly, being cable brakes they are not front/rear specific
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Will this attach to a IS front fork ?

I need to replace a Promax front disk caliper which mounts directly to the IS mounts on my forks. Will this attach to IS front forks or would I need an adapter ? or is the adapter supplied? regards, Trevor
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The I.S. (51mm Eye to Eye) adaptor is supplied with this caliper to run a 160mm rotor.
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Just checked the box mine came in and it had a 0mm and +20mm IS adaptors with it
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тормоз

Здравствуйте что идет в комплект к этим тормозам?
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Данная позиция идет в комплекте с калипром, ротором, креплениями, адаптором для выбранного ротора и тормозными колодками.
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Yes, this came with rotor, caliper & pads (pre-assembled), with rotor and caliper mounting bolts/washers and 2 x IS mounting adaptors
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