Avid BB7 disc brakes



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Michael Tissington

Guest
Any one know if I can use a large rotor with the Avid BB7 disc break ?
(I have been told the frame has been designed to accomodate upto 8" rotor)

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Michael
 
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Chris Nelson

Guest
Michael Tissington wrote:
> Any one know if I can use a large rotor with the Avid BB7 disc break ?
> (I have been told the frame has been designed to accomodate upto 8" rotor)
>
> --
> Michael


The new ones come in 8" but you probably need to buy the rotor and
caliper together.

Great brakes. Low price, stop good, and provide years of service. Pads
last a long time too. They are heavy, if that matters to ya.

Chris
 
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Barnard Frederick

Guest
Chris Nelson says...

> Michael Tissington wrote:
> > Any one know if I can use a large rotor with the Avid BB7 disc break ?
> > (I have been told the frame has been designed to accomodate upto 8" rotor)
> >
> > --
> > Michael

>
> The new ones come in 8" but you probably need to buy the rotor and
> caliper together.
>
> Great brakes. Low price, stop good, and provide years of service. Pads
> last a long time too. They are heavy, if that matters to ya.
>
> Chris


It seems that the market price for BB7's has gone up since the BB5's
came out. By the time you buy decent levers, BB7's are almost as
expensive as good hydraulics.
 
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Barnard Frederick

Guest
Michael Tissington says...

> Any one know if I can use a large rotor with the Avid BB7 disc break ?
> (I have been told the frame has been designed to accomodate upto 8" rotor)


I would think the only difference between the 8" and 6" version would be
the rotor and the adapter. Avid sells the BB7 with an 8" rotor.
 
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Chris Nelson

Guest
Barnard Frederick wrote:
> Michael Tissington says...
>
> > Any one know if I can use a large rotor with the Avid BB7 disc break ?
> > (I have been told the frame has been designed to accomodate upto 8" rotor)

>
> I would think the only difference between the 8" and 6" version would be
> the rotor and the adapter. Avid sells the BB7 with an 8" rotor.


You may be right about the adaptor, but try buying just the adaptor.
They get ya.

Chris