Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey commuter build
    Posts
    3,139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just got my Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc the other day and according to the website, it's supposed to have Avid BB5 mechanical discs... Well, I'm looking at them thinking that they look pretty nice for entry level disc brakes and decide to look @ Avid's site and find that mine look NOTHING like the BB5 and look identical to the BB7's. They say BBDB on the sticker on them, so apparently I somehow managed to get a free upgrade to the BB7's? Or did I get the top of the line 04 model? Basically, is the BB7 the same thing as the BBDB? Also, has anyone else had the same sort of thing happen?

  2. #2
    Senior Member swifferman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cryogenic
    I just got my Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc the other day and according to the website, it's supposed to have Avid BB5 mechanical discs... Well, I'm looking at them thinking that they look pretty nice for entry level disc brakes and decide to look @ Avid's site and find that mine look NOTHING like the BB5 and look identical to the BB7's. They say BBDB on the sticker on them, so apparently I somehow managed to get a free upgrade to the BB7's? Or did I get the top of the line 04 model? Basically, is the BB7 the same thing as the BBDB? Also, has anyone else had the same sort of thing happen?

    Yes, my Kona Fire Mountain had an Acera Front derailleur instead of the Altus but it was tuned improperly

  3. #3
    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    04 Scrap
    Posts
    1,890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Swiffer, you've 3 tune ups to use for free at trail blazers.

  4. #4
    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey commuter build
    Posts
    3,139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hmm... I guess I should feel lucky that my bike shop gives me a year of free tune-ups. Needless to say, I wonder if I got BB7's or last year's model, which may have been called the BBDB. They don't say BB7 on them but they look identical to the BB7. Also, the BB5 info on avid's site compares them to the "BBDB". Anyone have any ideas?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    BBDB stands for Ball Bearing Disc Brake
    Before this year, Avid had only one mechanical disk brake model, the BBDB. This year they introduced a second, less expensive model. They called this the BB5, and renamed the old BBDB to BB7.

    The BB7 is the same mechanical disk brake that Avid has always had. The BB5 is the new budget model.

  6. #6
    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey commuter build
    Posts
    3,139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That was the idea that I was getting from the info that I'd gathered. Either way, I'm happy about the upgrade. I love having both outboard and inboard pad adjustment knobs.

Posting Permissions

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