So, after a few scary moments with close to zero braking power in wet conditions with my old v-brakes, I decided to upgrade one of my bikes* with an Avid BB7 8" disc brake. Had the fork already, but had to build a new wheel to get a disc hub. Finished the wheel Saturday, went for a very short test ride Sunday (yesterday) to make sure it worked ok, and it did.
And today, I got the first opportunity to try it out in the rain. What a difference!!! Perfect braking at all times, with no squeal at all. And the difference in modulation is shocking!
I'm so pleased with it all! I never dreamed that disc brakes could be that much better. And trust me, I had the old brakes set up properly, so that wasn't the issue.
* SS conversion of alu MTB frame, drop bar, Dia-Compe 287-V brake levers, Conti 26x1.6" SportContact tyres.