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Throw the brakes on complicated disc systems.

Bolt the Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake and the rest is easy. The dual pad adjustment knobs make setting it up a snap. Avid made it easy to change out the pads and fine tuning can be done on the fly. Never worry again about bleeding your brakes; the beauty of mechanicals is that all adjusting can be done at home without special tools and a floor covered in hydraulic fluid.
  • New inboard/outboard adjustment knobs for fine-tuning on the fly.
  • Compatible with Avid Speed Dial Levers with adjustable modulation
  • Beefy, two-piece, forged body with spankin� new graphite grey finish for good looks and durability

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I got a set of the BB7s and was stoked when they arrived with the "clean sweep" rotors instead of the ones pictured. They are lighter weight and look way more badass. I like turtles.

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Do these come with the adapters for post...

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Do these come with the adapters for post mount forks (2010 fox talas)?

Are any mounain bike presently available...

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Are any mounain bike presently available with double front disc brakes?

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No double moto style disc setups, mainly due to weight and one disc is usually enough stopping power. The way to add stopping power is to increase the rotor size, thus increasing surface area of the rotor. Upsize from the 180 in the front to 203mm. Leave the 180 in the back and see if this increases breaking power.
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Do they come as a set

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Do they come as a set

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Nope, when you order one you get one caliper, one set of pads, one rotor, and one set of rotor bolts.

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One of the Greatest values

Amazing. Review over. About the only thing I wouldnt do is DH with these, you can't put enough stopping power into them like you can hydros. Great adjustments and very simple to setup. The price, how can you beat the price! All around best value going.

4 5

Best Mech Discs Out There

These are the best mechanical disc brakes available. Period. I'd choose these over low level hydros any day. They have great modulation and good power. They are very easy to adjust, good build quality, last a long time. The only knock I can make is that the Roundagon rotors are not so good; they squeal almost out of the box and getting rid of it is nearly impossible (though apparently Hucknroll is awesome and ships them with better rotors!). Plus they're heavy. I replaced them with some Alligator Serrated rotors and my brakes are fantastic (and look great, too!).

If you want the best brakes at whatever cost, get some top end hydros like Avid Elixir or Shimano XT. If you want the best mix of cost, performance, and easy maintenance, get these.

4 5

New model

I have the old model (pictured) of these brakes on my cross country bike. They are very easy to adjust and the pads are easy to replace. They haven't failed me yet! If you want a good non-hydraulic brake these will do fine.

The new model that is in stock has the slit design that the other brake models do.

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will these work on my 99' fisher tass? (if...

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will these work on my 99' fisher tass? (if i change the fork )

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Best Mechanical Disk Brakes

These are the best mechanical disk brakes out there, Very easy to adjust, can fine tune. and have awesome breaking power. however they are not as strong as most hydraulic brakes, i would say as strong as juicy 3's. bottom line best breaks if you don't want to worry about bleeding.