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    huh? JaredMcDonley's Avatar
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    Avid Mech 7 - Just ordered

    Just ordered a set of Avid BBDB 7 mechanical Disks... I can not wait to get these on and use them
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    I have a friend who runs those on his Bullit, he really likes them.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    avids mechs are the best out there i run the ball bearing one from 2004 and no other mechs compare

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    it's weird though how they recently decided to make the 2 different types 5's and 7's...

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    I cant find any place that sells the 5 tho...
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    dont even bother with the 5 step up to the 7 and get the ajustable pads... its way worth it.

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    i agree. dont fret that you got the 7s instead of the 5s, i only fret that they recently decided to make the distinction and sell the inferior 5s. lucky i got mine before that, i can only imagine they jacked up the price on the 7s as well? just guessing.

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    Seems to be somewhat true. Not too bad of markup when looking at deals around. $70 at jenson. I got mine new on ebay for $90 for a pair!!
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    you lucky bastrad... were they used? mine were $140 the pair new.

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    Nope brand new in box. Been watching for two weeks for some one to post a cheap buy now... 5 mins of being up and I got it.
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    I have a pair of these things that are not being used and i just got them 2 or 3 days ago and i cant use them until the adapters ocme in

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    I managed to get them on my Hardrock Pro Disc... it was supposed to be spec'd with the 5's and not the 7's, but lo and behold I look at my bike and the discs have 2 pad adjustments and say "BBDB" on top. I was pleasantly surprised for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredMcDonley
    I cant find any place that sells the 5 tho...
    The reason you can't buy BB5's is due to the fact that they are a cheap OE item they aren't availiable except as stock equipment. Why anyone would want to buy them is beyond me.

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    I knew you'd be in on this thread before too long, Raiyn.

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    Jeez now I'm getting predictable?

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    well, I'm just good like that... so don't feel bad.

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    I'd assumed the 5s were going to be there to compete with other entry level brakes (such as the Tektro IOs [which are a pain to adjust]) - The 7s are definitely the way to go. I have '04s prior to the number change.

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    I'm buying a pair tomorrow morning, in fact. I was going to go with XT v-brakes but for another 70 bucks I can go disk. Reviews on mtbr are surprisingly glowing across the board. Must be one nice brake system for that many people to agree.

    Sure wish I could find a set for $90 too!

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