Avid BB7 Mchanical Road discs – opinions

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  • gtkid
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    Thinking of putting them on a 29er for commuting / light trail purposes using 700×37 tyres but have no experience of them.
    Thanks.

    simondbarnes
    Member

    They work really nicely.

    Sam
    Member

    They’re great. With a 185mm rotor up front I even use them for more serious off road riding. The only drawback (as with any mechanical) is that there is no self adjsting mechanism for pad wear. So if you’re in particularly abrasive mud you find yourself having to stop quite regularly so that you continue to have functioning brakes.

    druidh
    Member

    Absolutely perfect for your requirements.

    mcmoonter
    Member

    Got ’em on my cx bike. They are great but the discs themselves weigh a ton.

    gtkid
    Member

    Cheers all, what diameter are the rotors, I have some spare 160mm ones I could swap in.

    tiss
    Member

    They now come with inline adjusters,so on the fly adjustment!!
    Got the same set up myself(29er,Midges,BB7s etc)…..Monstercross!!

    Sam
    Member

    They now come with inline adjusters,so on the fly adjustment!!

    That only moves one of the pads though – which while not perfect is better than nothing. I tend not to use the inline adjusters myself.

    plop_pants
    Member

    On my cross bike when its wet or dry they are fine, but if the air is just damp as on a misty day they squeel big time!

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