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    Used Avid SD 7 TI or new Avid SD 7?

    Hi all. Right now I am in desprate need of new brakes before Saturday. My stock brakes on my Trek 4300 have lost their mechanism to spring back out, and they were Wal-mart quailty anyway.

    Right now I have a choice between a used pair of Avid Single Digit 7 Titanium (85% of pads left, other parts as new) and an Avid Single Digit regular. Prices are $70 and $62, respectively. What should I get?

    Thanks in advance!

    -Garrett

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    TI... awesome braking power

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    I've got a pair or copper colored Avid Ti's with nearly zero wear on the pads for 65'ish if you're interested...

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    I don't think you can really go wrong either way, but I'm skeptical of buying used equipment, especially brake levers. I know the bashing mine have taken over the years. I'm still pondering what to do with these XTR levers I have leftover. One is slightly bent but they're both in good working order. Maybe I'll ebay them or something.
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    GWHunt: STOP!!

    -- Avid 7 vee brakes and levers are IDENTICAL to Avid Ti brakes and levers, except for the logo and the large bolts, which are titanium on the appropriate model and steel on the other. They work EXACTLY the same.

    --Avid 7's/Ti's are outstanding brakes, and I highly reccomend them to everyone that either asks or has me work on their bikes (and has crappy brakes).

    --You can easily acquire Avid 7's for $30 pair and Ti's for $40, on eBay, any day of the week. Smart shoppers can knock 5-10 bucks off that. Oh, and they come with brand new pads...

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    when in doubt, Ti.
    MtbPhreek

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