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Customer reviews for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads

Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads

Overall rating:
4.5 / 5
4.5
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5
(4 reviews) 4
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Rating breakdown 4 reviews
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads
Review 1 for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Birmingham

Very good product although quite expensive

PostedDecember 18, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive
Great brake pads, with great stopping power. Bit on the pricey side but worth it.
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Review 2 for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Rob63
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Nottingham

They slow me down!

PostedJanuary 14, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
In case it's not clear, take the wheel out before you try and change them.
Avid BB5 cable breaks needs some tweaking for best performance, there's good Web tips to get you started (involving biz cards), though once you have the feel tweaking by hand rather than routine seems to work even better.
The pads are lasting me about 2,500mi on front when a chain last 1,500mi, you learn the value of air braking doing 1,300mi / month. The rear tends to wear a little longer despite my attempts to equalise.
They're not so expensive, that cheaper alternatives make much sense, stopping is rather important, like tyres an area where I'd rather not compromise, especially doing Winter Road miles.
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Review 3 for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Michael41a
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Genuine is best

PostedDecember 14, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Have tried some cheaper pads and they have fallen short, I decided to pay the extra for the original pads and I'm glad I did. I suggest you do the same!
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Review 4 for Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
ChrisP1971

Excellent

PostedJune 21, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Made the silly assumption that "brake pads were brake pads" and bought cheap replacements in the past - they were hard to fit and lasted no time at all. These, however, were easy to fit and were an instant, big improvement. Can recommend them fully for braking, but can't say if they'll last longer yet though!!
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