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Customer reviews for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake

Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake

Please note this is a single brake kit. It contains one caliper and one rotor only.
Overall rating:
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
Review 1 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Strop
Country:Australia
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

best cable disc brakes i have ever used

PostedMarch 29, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
I decided to upgrade the disc brakes on my cyclo cross bike &so glad I did. The avid bb7s have transformed steep descents on dirt from white knuckle terror to one finger controlled braking bliss. Installing & adjusting the bb7s was a breeze.
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Review 2 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
steeble
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great upgrade

PostedFebruary 24, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
I had tektro lyras which had started to fail and these were only a little more expensive than the BB5s when I bought them. They are great mechanical brakes and have the added advantage that they use the same pads as juicys so I dont have to have loads of random pads as spares.
They are quite expensive but after my lyras failed I wanted to make sure I was getting a quality product and I havent been disappointed. There are some great set up videos on youtube for these too.
The only real disadvantage for me is they are quite big so I needed to bend my rear mudguard quite alot to get them to fit.
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Review 3 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
theExplorer
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Pretty straightforward

PostedJanuary 3, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great, it stops!
This brake was bought as a Christmas present for my other half who is in the process of converting a rim braked touring bike and upgrading to disk brakes.
Installation was pretty straightforward. The brake really stops! It tended to squeak a bit at the start, as the brake was bedding in, but it's all fine now.
Excellent product and service at a rather competitive price, thanks to Evans' price promise.
One thing I found confusing about it was whether it was a front or a rear brake; this confusion was due to conflicting information from various websites, and even the Avid site was not as descriptive as needed. It turns out that the 160 mm brake can be mounted on either wheel (front or back), The 140 mm brake is exclusively for the rear wheel.
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Review 4 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
OldTyke
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Fuss-free installation and very effective braking!

PostedDecember 14, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great, highly effective
Cons: initial squeal
Evans were able to offer me an unbeatable discount on a pair of these excellent mechanical disc brakes - I wanted cable-operated mechanical discs as opposed to hydraulically operated ones for their lack of complexity and overall ruggedness.
When fitted to my new titanium Club winter bike, they offer superbly reliable braking in ALL conditions, even when lots of mud, debris and water might otherwise clog traditional caliper or cantilver rim brakes.
Yes, they take a little while to bed-in (when they squeal a little initially!), but after only a few rides they offer progressive braking with very little lever pressure - a real bonus when descending long hills!
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Review 5 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
SE9Commuter
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Effective disk brake

PostedDecember 8, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, easy to fit, simple adjustment
I wanted to upgrade the Shimano disk brakes only Genesis Croix de Fer. I did some online research and the BB7s always had good write ups.
I wasn't disappointed. The brakes were easy to fit and adjust. They are noticeably more powerful than my old brakes.
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Review 6 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
qjkelly
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Canary Wharf

Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake

PostedSeptember 17, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Nice looking and easy to fit. Works very well and I feel much safer with this quality of brake unit.
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Review 7 for Avid BB7 Road Cable Disc Brake
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Aboey
Country:Indonesia
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Excellent Disc Brake for Roadbike

PostedAugust 10, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
I have purchased this brake for Salsa Vaya frameset that I build recently and i dont have any trouble when install this products to my frame. I recommended this products if you want to modify your bicycles. And I bought this mechanical disc brake for 1 pairs
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