Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm about to purchase a set of Avid BB7s for my homebrew bike and I'm wondering, since it's nearing the '06 season, is there any reason to wait for '06 parts or will they be the same thing as the '05 parts?

    On a second note, would it be worth it to go from the standard rotors to a set of polygon [wavy] rotors?

  2. #2
    The Rabbi seely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    4,968
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Same deal as far as I know for '06. I'm not really sold on the rotors, either seems to work the same.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

  3. #3
    My life be like ooh aah anthonaut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    My Bikes
    Giant Boulder SE 2000, Craftworks FRM125 2002
    Posts
    1,409
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh those BB7s, I thought you meant Balfas.

    I would go with whatever you want, its not going to make that much difference.
    Any true downhiller can huck, but no hucker can truly downhill - Ryan N.

    Mtbworld - http://mtbworld.mybesthost.com

  4. #4
    Norcal 29er
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mendocino Norcal
    My Bikes
    Gary fisher Mt Tam 29er
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i tried the wavy rotors on my bb7s and they pulsated. maybe it was just a bad batch but it sucked.

    they work great with stock rotors tho.


    harris
    Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it!

    Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

    29er all the way

  5. #5
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by xeper
    I'm about to purchase a set of Avid BB7s for my homebrew bike and I'm wondering, since it's nearing the '06 season, is there any reason to wait for '06 parts or will they be the same thing as the '05 parts?
    Should be all the same. They haven't changed anything for the last few years. Hard to improve on perfection I suppose.
    Linky

  6. #6
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Same deal as far as I know for '06. I'm not really sold on the rotors, either seems to work the same.
    Ditto, I ended up running hayes rotors

  7. #7
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Ditto, I ended up running hayes rotors
    As most of you know I went Hope on mine. Calipers really don't care who makes the rotor so long as it's the right diameter. (Bicycle rotors have a nominal width of about 2mm so it's all the same)

  8. #8
    -- TREK RIDER -- Quadzone.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sumwaresin, KY
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What determines what size rotor you can run on your front hub????

    Is it the hub, the bracket on your front fork??? I want to upgrade my front disk brakes one day to the BB7 8 inch rotor and need some insight from you MTB guru's. Thanks
    My drinking buddies have a racing problem !!!

  9. #9
    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
    Posts
    4,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzone.com
    What determines what size rotor you can run on your front hub????

    Is it the hub, the bracket on your front fork??? I want to upgrade my front disk brakes one day to the BB7 8 inch rotor and need some insight from you MTB guru's. Thanks
    I think it's all of what you mentioned. I've read in the instruction manual for my fork not to exceed 6".

    Why do you think you need 8"? I thought you were looking to do XC and not DH/FR and you were budgeting on the lowish end? Getting a bike at your intended price point is likely to not support 8" rotors.
    First Class Jerk

  10. #10
    -- TREK RIDER -- Quadzone.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sumwaresin, KY
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    Why do you think you need 8"? I thought you were looking to do XC and not DH/FR and you were budgeting on the lowish end? Getting a bike at your intended price point is likely to not support 8" rotors.
    I figured the 8 inch rotor was the better setup over the 6. I didn't reallize it was mainly for DH/FR riding. I just want the best stopping power that their is. Looks like I'll just go with the 6 inch when the time comes. Looks like Pricepoint has it for around $80 which is a pretty good price I think.

    Thanks for the info.
    My drinking buddies have a racing problem !!!

  11. #11
    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
    Posts
    4,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzone.com
    I figured the 8 inch rotor was the better setup over the 6. I didn't reallize it was mainly for DH/FR riding. I just want the best stopping power that their is. Looks like I'll just go with the 6 inch when the time comes. Looks like Pricepoint has it for around $80 which is a pretty good price I think.

    Thanks for the info.
    You will have PLENTY of stopping power with the 6". Many here will attest to that.
    First Class Jerk

  12. #12
    Senior Member Callaway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    FoCo, Colorado
    My Bikes
    Ridley Helium, 83/84 Shogun 600, ~85 Peugeot (PGN 10?), Masi Vincere Premio, Miyata 600GT
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzone.com
    I figured the 8 inch rotor was the better setup over the 6. I didn't reallize it was mainly for DH/FR riding. I just want the best stopping power that their is. Looks like I'll just go with the 6 inch when the time comes. Looks like Pricepoint has it for around $80 which is a pretty good price I think.

    Thanks for the info.
    Just realize that is per brake and not per set
    '83/'85 Shoguns, Ridley Helium, Miyata 600 GT, '85 Peugeot PGN 10, Masi, Giant TCR Advanced (sold), Nishiki Prestige (stolen), Stumpjumper HT (sold) and Trek 830 Mtn XC (traded)

  13. #13
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzone.com
    What determines what size rotor you can run on your front hub????

    Is it the hub, the bracket on your front fork??? I want to upgrade my front disk brakes one day to the BB7 8 inch rotor and need some insight from you MTB guru's. Thanks
    It really isn't the hub as much as it is the fork. The stock fork on a 4300 will NOT handle the force generated by a 8" rotor. You run a real risk going that route.
    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    You will have PLENTY of stopping power with the 6". Many here will attest to that.
    Mine have never failed to stop me in an XC situation

  14. #14
    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
    Posts
    4,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What about wheel lacing? The instructions for my BB7 state not to use radially laced wheels? Is that a general mountain bike thing or a disk brake thing?
    First Class Jerk

  15. #15
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    What about wheel lacing? The instructions for my BB7 state not to use radially laced wheels? Is that a general mountain bike thing or a disk brake thing?
    It's a disk brake thing. The XC Race folks use them up front due to a small amount of weight shaved. Personally I don't believe a radial wheel has any real advantage over a traditional 3x.

  16. #16
    Too Much Crazy C Law's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Ventana El Comandante, Lynskey ridgeline, EWR OWB, GF HKEK, Gunnar Roadie, Spesh E5 S Works, Quintana Roo Kilo, Intense BMX Cruiser
    Posts
    3,334
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Personally I don't believe a radial wheel has any real advantage over a traditional 3x.
    So you are saying 'Cool looking' is not a real advantage ?

  17. #17
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    So you are saying 'Cool looking' is not a real advantage ?
    Pair it up with a disc brake and check out those "cool looking" hospital bills. Give me a 3x anyday

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •