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Old 08-30-12, 10:09 AM   #1
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Brake levers with disc brakes

Looking to convert my avid bb7 disc brake from flat bar to to drop bars. It is a single speed so I wouldn't need a sti shifter, just a single speed brake hood. What will work well with my brakes?
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do you have the road or MTB version of the BB7? if you have the MTB version, you will need a set of levers originally designed for v-brakes, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=drop-v for drop bars, if you have the road version, you can use just about any lever you like, as long as it wasn't v-brake specific, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-o...t=levers-scr-5 for example.
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Since you are not using a combo brifter, you have a choice ..

V brake compatible brake lever, mountain caliper..

or a shorter cable pulling aero or cable out the top brake lever

and the road caliper that uses that shorter cable pull..
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do you have the road or MTB version of the BB7? if you have the MTB version, you will need a set of levers originally designed for v-brakes, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=drop-v for drop bars, if you have the road version, you can use just about any lever you like, as long as it wasn't v-brake specific, like this http://www.canecreek.com/component-o...t=levers-scr-5 for example.
I have avid BB7 ROAD...so the Sram S500 will work?
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