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Old 10-29-07, 08:56 AM   #1
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Difference btw ft and rr Avid BB7/BB5 disc for road shifters

Hi Guys,

So I'm putting together a commuter and planed to use disc brakes in the front. No one seems to carry the front for less than $100, but rear can be had for less than $60. Is there a difference other than the mounting bracket?

ANd this is for Shimano STI shifters so I need the road version. and also, my second choice would be the BB5s, and the 08 model is cheaper than the 07, anyone know why?

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Old 10-29-07, 09:54 AM   #2
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bikeman.com seems to have front/rear at the same price...
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Old 10-29-07, 11:59 AM   #3
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The BB7 can adjust both pads without tools, the BB5 only one pad, the other needs a tool.
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