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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake

The mechanical advantage is yours.

With gobs of beautifully modulated power and intuitive easy-to-use adjustability, the BB7s set the standard in the realm of mechanical disc brakes. Inboard and outboard adjustor knobs, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System, and integrated Cable Stop spring tension adjustment ensures that our standard is everyone else’s goal.

Avid BB7 Mountain Mechanical Disc Brake Features:

  • Weight: 329 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount)
  • Caliper: Design Mechanical, Forged 2-piece Aluminum
  • Finish: Graphite Grey
  • Rotor: G2 CleanSweep 160mm, 180mm, 200mm
  • Pad: Sintered
  • Adjustment: Dual Knob Pad Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning
  • Technology: TRI-ALIGN™ CALIPER POSITIONING SYSTEM™

Buy Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: Graphite Grey
  • Size: 180mm, 160mm, 200mm
  • Option: Front or Rear
 
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by By far the best mechanical brake This brake feels very close to hydraulic. Excellent power and modulation. 22 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Хороший недорогой и эффективный тормоз Позволяет небольшим усилием полностью заблокировать колёса. Среди всех испытаний не выдержал только случайного заливания вилочным маслом, после чего пришлось менять тормозные колодки. Рвутся резиновые пыльники, а при переборе можно сломать пластиковые вращательные ручки. Их полно (в виде ремкомплектов) в американских магазинах, а в Европе купить практически невозможно (ау, CRC, откликнитесь !!!). 22 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must Have После правильной калибровки калипера и рукоятки достаточно 5 минут проехать на веле с данным тормозом, чтобы влюбиться в него по самые уши. Мощь торможения, модуляция, само ощущение от нажатия рукоятки... всё выше всяких похвал. Не зря говорят, что BB7 напрямую конкурирует со многими образцами гидравлики. По началу брал BB7 только на задницу, так как собирался оставить спереди вибрейки (из-за ремонтопригодности в условиях похода), но уже понял, что не хочу вибрейки, хочу BB7 и на передок )))) 29 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best mechanical disk brakes Bought this to replace Avid BB5, a lower model. Installation and adjustments are easy and performance is excellent. Waaay better than BB5. 24 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great brake, up there with some hydraulic brakes for stopping oomph Fantastic price are at £39.99. These puppies are immensely capable and ridiculously powerful especially when coupled with 180 mm rotor at front. Had them on an off road tourer carrying up to 90kg plus me and another 90kg and I was amazed at their stopping power. Buy them! 24 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great mechanical brakes for the money Great brakes for the money but not so powerful as advertised. Possibly better with organic pads, also both rotors that i ordered were little crooked. 24 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product if wanting to replace hydraulics I bought the BB7 160 and 180 along with speed dials and Goddridge cable set to replace my Magura hydraulics because I was so fed up with the failure rate of the Maguras and having to bleed them 3 - 4 times a year! Also, getting parts or servicing them in any UK bike shop was nigh on impossible! Anyway, the BB7's are fantastic, no more expensive bottles of Magura blood to buy or hours wasted trying to bleed them. I'm sure some hydraulics are OK, but I like to keep bike maintenance as simple as possible. The BB7's are incredibly easy to maintain and pad adjustment is a breeze. Braking is sharp and the levers are comfortable and positive. Buy em! NB: If you are thinking of buying the latest Avid SL versions because you think they must be better, then think again, save your money. The SLs are just lighter, that's the only difference. I did a bit of research and also spoke to AVID and ChainReaction and they confirmed it. However, if you're a weight nerd then go for it! For example the Speed Dials SL weigh 77g and cost £60 - £70. The normal Speed Dials weigh 88g and cost £17.99!!!!! 18 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pair it with the right lever, and you have a brake just as powerful as hydros. I initially bought this (with 200mm rotor) to be used with an existing v-brake lever I had and found that the power was lacking. The linear pull V-brake levers quickly close the gap from pad to rotor but requires much more effort than the initial pull, once the pads have made contact to 'modulate' the stopping power even after the initial break in period. I could pull lightly to have a gradual slow down of the bike but if I wanted to slow down to a halt quickly I had to pull very hard on the levers. After reading various forums over the net I thought, I'll try something a little different. I adjusted in inboard pad as close to the rotor as possible without rubbing, paired the brake with Shimano R550 flat bar road brake levers and adjusted the outboard pad to compensate for the reduced cable pull of the lever to prevent the lever hitting the bar before developing max power. Now I have a high leverage lever, paired with a high leverage caliper (BB7 MTNs are high leverage to compensate for the lack of strength of low leverage, high cable pull v-brake levers; BB7 ROADs are low leverage as road brake levers are high leverage already) and the braking power is phenomenal! The modulation was perfect too. I can have a little drag, or maximum stopping power in one smooth pull with constant tension/resistance on the lever, with minimal effort. I now have the perfect brake setup, with minimal maintenance. As an experiment I installed a Deore XT M785 brake (using metallic pads, which is similar to the sintered BB7 pads) on the bike, using the same rotor and compared to my custom setup, the peak power is very similar, with the BB7 slightly more powerful. The XT had a more ON/OFF feel where peak power is reached quickly relative to lever pull, where the BB7 was more gradual, with much, much more modulation in between. There you have it. BB7s need the right lever, and with the R550s they are fantastic. 24 April 2014
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I have IS mount on my bike. Do I need to buy any adaptor or something? It's for the rear brake and I'm thinking about the 160mm or maybe 180mm if that makes any difference.
I already have lever, cable and a wheel, what I need to know is if there's anything else I need to purchase to fit this on to my bike.
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These calipers come with the applicable adaptor for the rotor size selected.
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buy Avida BB7, 160mm mechanical and not regret it, great brake
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The BB7's come with post mounts only, but if you purchase with the same size rotor blades then you should be able to use your exisitng IS mounts.
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Single rotor and caliper
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Yes, these brakes (and all our brakes unless specifically stated otherwise or listed as 'Pair') are priced and sold individually.
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Installing the set

Sorry for my ignorance guys. I have now a pair of VBrake Shimano Deoré.
Could I use the same lever and Cable?
If not... which lever & cable would be recommended for a tight budget but searching for good value for money?
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V brake levers are fine on MTB BB7's (or any other MTB cable disk). It is the old style levers for Canti's that don't pull enough cable and won't work on anything other than road callipers.
If you have the MTB BB7's, you will be fine using the levers you have got. Cable-wise, I use a sealed set that keeps the gunk out. Gore Ride-On are the best , but Clarkes do a cheaper set that is also supposed to be good.

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I fitted one of these to one of my bikes last year. I actually bought Shimano Deore V brake levers to pair with them and they work very well. Ok so they may not have the all out power of hydro's but as far as cable operated breaks go you wont do much better. I may have tried higher spec Shimano levers with servo wave design but they are getting hard to find these days.
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For a long time I use Avid BB7 brakes in combination with the brake lever Shimano Deore. Shimano brake bowden cable recommend change.
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Upgrade from BB5 to BB7

Considering an upgrade from BB5 to BB7. Will this product work with my existing levers and cables?
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Yes; the BB5 and BB7 use the same cable pull ratio so your existing levers should work fine.
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Yes, the BB7 will work on the same cable and levers as your BB5.
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Что входит в комплект поставки? (Есть ли тормозные ручки? Продается передний и задний тормоз или необходимо заказывать две позиции данного товара?)
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Данная позиция является как задним так и передним тормозом, но продается в размере одной штуки.
Тормозные ручки не входят в комплект.
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в комплект входит один тормоз с установочным копмлектом и тормозным диском
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Is this item supplied with brake lever?

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These brakes are supplied with caliper and rotor only.

The lever and cable need to be purchased as separate items.
 
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No, you need to purchase the levers seperately. I'd recommend Avid Speed Dials.
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Yes; the caliper is supplied with a rotor and a set of sintered pads pre-installed and ready to bed in.
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Yes they do
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Answer: 
They are interchangeable and it doesn't matter which side you
put them on, front or rear, they are completely the same.

Be careful with the mount adaptors, post-mount or international,
or the rotors you use, 160 or 180mm. Adaptors all defer.
Ask again here if you're not sure about these by any chance.

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Compability with other roters?

Is Avid G3 Centerlock- or Avid HSX-rotor compatible with this caliper?
Or is there any Shimano-rotor which is comaptible?
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You would be able to use any Avid rotor with this brake.

Shimano rotors would also be compatible but we would advise that Avid are used.
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I've once seen someone's blog about this BB7s and Shimano centre-lock
rotors, which says there seems a little problem sometimes. Altough it will
depend on the types of rotors, but it seems to be the knob of the pad, not the
caliper itself, that touches the tip of the spider arm or the bolt fixing the disk.
Then, the person on the blog seemed to solve the problem by adding a washer
on the fork's (or frame's) mount side to give it a little more reach. This is all
about 160mm rotor, and it wouln't be any problem if it's 180mm or the larger.

Also, I think there shouldn't be any problem with the ordinary six-bolts-fixing
rotors of most brands, as CRC says, because they are all flat. I've only tried
Hayse disks on my BB7s, but it was quite alright.

Hope it will help a bit.

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входят ли в комплект адаптеры? ведь на фото они присутствуют.
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Адаптеры входят в комплект данной позиции.
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Да входят, стандарт IS
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