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Originally Posted by mtseymour View Post
You're expecting too much from the BB7 (and other mechanical disc brakes) because they're obsolete.

I don't understand why tandem teams (with twice the weight of single bikes) continue to use obsolete brakes like the BB7 when the Hy/Rd (cable-actuated, hydraulic calipers) and full hydraulic brakes (eg. Shimano BR-R8070) are available at reasonable prices.
One word: Money

The cost of upgrading from mechanical to hydraulic is a big nut, especially if you are starting from a 10 speed triple, your only viable options are 11 speed double - This adds the cost of a full drivetrain and new brifters.
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