Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    680
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Are these good for the price? (Avid SD-7 F & R + Levers, 90$)

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/119...vers-COMBO.htm

    I want a decent pair of v-brakes since my old Shimano Center pull aren't cutting it anymore, are these good for the price? Are Avid SD-7 good v-brakes? Any other suggestions?

  2. #2
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes they are good. Better then good. One of the best investments you will make to your bike.

    Not sure about the price though... I got a set of these brakes and levers for $100AUD + postage off eBay.

  3. #3
    Senior Member vw addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    East coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
    Posts
    2,678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just sold a set I had that had like 5 rides on them with new pads in the package for $50, but.......

  4. #4
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not just that simple to 'go disc'.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Chumley360's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    My Bikes
    '06 Trek 4500, 2004 Trek 4500, 1998 Diamondback Topanga
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been hunting around E-bay for a similar setup. So far I've just got the levers, paid $30 and they're new. From what I've seen a used set(F&R) of calipers seems to go for $40-50+shipping. So I'd say that price is fair. Might not be the best deal you'll ever find, but it's a good price with a lot less looking effort.

  6. #6
    Why Be Normal? Gorsar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cary, NC
    My Bikes
    2005 Trek 4300
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is definitely a decent price. I got that same deal from Pricepoint for $69.98 last year but prices go up. I've been blown away imperssed with the braking from the set but to each his own. On the outside chance of saving $5-$10 (MAYBE) from eBay, it's easier to order from PP and call it a day. Better than messing with two auctions and the hassles associated with that. But again, that's your call..

  7. #7
    Newbie Omniguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Newton, MA
    My Bikes
    '04 Fisher Big Sur
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Omniguy
    The ones from Blueskycycling.com are OEM parts, if that matters to you. It didn't matter to me at that price. Due to my lack of confidence in being able to remove the grips in one piece, I also used the brake upgrade as an opportunity to upgrade to a set of ODI grips .

Posting Permissions

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