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Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm


    Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm

    Offering great stopping power and value, the Avid BB5 mechanical disc brake offers all-weather performance that won't break the bank.

    • $52.00

    Item # 808779

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    • Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System™ aligns caliper perfectly without shims
    • Features inboard pad adjustment, tough melt-forged body and tool-free pad replacement
    • Integrated cable stop prevents routing cable and housing from entering the brake at odd angles, reducing the possibility of cable drag
    • Avid BB5 mechanical disc brake includes 1 caliper and a 160mm rotor; can be mounted for either front or rear use
    • Please note: does not include brake lever; brake is compatible with most mountain-style cable levers


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    Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm Specs
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    Mountain biking
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    335 grams
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    Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm

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    Rated 3.0/5 based on 2 reviews
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromNot for heavier riders Came on a 2007 Gary Fisher Piranah(roundagon rotors).Note: Newer models have slotted rotors and newer alignment adjustments.I commute with these as well as urban trail mapping including lower elevation MTB trails.Brake pads on these are small and wore out quickly. At $20/wheel and several times per year it started adding up. Had to replace a rotor last year. They got hot enough, I thought they were glowing after coming down off Mt Falcon one evening. (They may be OK for light weight users or on flatter terrain.)Pad adjustment only affects one side of disc.Switched to larger rotor BB7 with larger pads, adjustments for each pad & better ratings.
    Date published: 2011-10-11
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBest mechanical for the money Rode this brake from Sept. to April and th only problem I had was the adjusting barrel siezed up. But I did manage to get it unstuck.
    Date published: 2013-04-27

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