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Old 01-13-05, 07:40 AM
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avid ball bearing seven...

yes, i am going to purchase the avid mechanical ball bearing seven disc brake. i have read very very good reviews on these breaks, and they seem to be the best mechanical disc brakes that avid makes...is this true?
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Yeah dude...everyone will tell you first and last name in mechanical disc brakes....avid.
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by the end of today in betting this will have at least 15 responses with a yes its true
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
by the end of today in betting this will have at least 15 responses with a yes its true
Now that I've been on the forums for a few months I've noticed how some questions just come in cycles...this question must get asked on a monthly basis, in some form or another.
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good call on the brakes, you wont be disapointed
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#1 Yes, it's true
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don't know any other language, but YES!
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I just got a set and love them so far. Without a doubt the easiest brakes to adjust. Easier than V-brakes and FAR easier than cantis.
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hey, a2psyklnut, do you speak russian?!
I'm in my second year...crazy language
anyway, they are great brakes, enjoy
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No they blow monkey chunks...
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
Now that I've been on the forums for a few months I've noticed how some questions just come in cycles...this question must get asked on a monthly basis, in some form or another.
Indeed, although we're doing well this week, if i arent mistaken, this is the third time this week that we have all voted without fail for the avid disc brakes..

Good brakes by the way..
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I've got avids and love them. The things that make them so good are the adjustability and power.
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avids are the best, after the brake-in period.
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Originally Posted by bikered
hey, a2psyklnut, do you speak russian?!
I'm in my second year...crazy language
anyway, they are great brakes, enjoy

No, I wish. I studied some in college when I was in Civil Engineering. I speak fluent Spanish (Mom from Spain, Dad from Argentina) and was planning on graduating with a CE degree and fluent in 3 languages.

Didn't happen!

Ended up getting a degree in Construction Management and I'm making almost as much after 10 years than all my friends who stayed in CE.

Plus, I have a heck of a lot more time off!
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Originally Posted by Mark Lance
yes, i am going to purchase the avid mechanical ball bearing seven disc brake. i have read very very good reviews on these breaks, and they seem to be the best mechanical disc brakes that avid makes...is this true?
They're the best mechanical disc brakes made by ANYONE.
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I have a set and I was amazed at how well they stop, especially in the rain. Plus adjusting pad clearance is done by two knobs on the caliper. Simple and effective. They just plain work. You can't beat that with a stick.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
You can't beat that with a stick.
Actually there are few things more effective at locking a wheel up than a stick in the spokes.
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Nice...
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Actually there are few things more effective at locking a wheel up than a stick in the spokes.
Somehow I knew someone would pop off a smart remark after I made the stick comment... besides, what's more effective at locking up a wheel than a stick in the spokes? A derailleur in the spokes?
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
Somehow I knew someone would pop off a smart remark after I made the stick comment... besides, what's more effective at locking up a wheel than a stick in the spokes? A derailleur in the spokes?
Not really. A derailleur in the spokes is most likely to rip out a bunch of spokes THEN lock the wheel. A stick usually bridges laterally between a pair of spokes and uses the combined strength to lock the wheel. It's most effective when applied to the front wheel.



You didn't honestly expect me to leave that stick comment alone did you?
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Not really. A derailleur in the spokes is most likely to rip out a bunch of spokes THEN lock the wheel. A stick usually bridges laterally between a pair of spokes and uses the combined strength to lock the wheel. It's most effective when applied to the front wheel.



You didn't honestly expect me to leave that stick comment alone did you?
Not really.. sadly that's a phrase I use often and in this case it had an alternate meaning. But hey, a little humor on the forums is always a good thing. Now, back to the BB7's. My only complaint about them is the stock rotor. It's just plain ugly and I found it howls like mad. I quickly replaced mine with a set of wavy rotors (same ones on the Juicy 7). I noticed you switched yours out with the Mini Gothic.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
I noticed you switched yours out with the Mini Gothic.
You mean the Hope Gothic. There's nothing "Mini" about those rotors
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Well, Hope calls the 165mm the "mini" for whatever ******** reason. The "Gothic" is the larger sizes. This is according to Jensonusa, so perhaps they've named them wrong.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z01 see?
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z00 and there's the M4 Gothic.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
Well, Hope calls the 165mm the "mini" for whatever ******** reason. The "Gothic" is the larger sizes. This is according to Jensonusa, so perhaps they've named them wrong.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z01 see?
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z00 and there's the M4 Gothic.
Ahh. The Hope caliper they're intended for in this instance is the Hope Mini. If you'll look at them you'll see they aren't the same as the one's I have.
I have these

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z02
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Ahh. The Hope caliper they're intended for in this instance is the Hope Mini. If you'll look at them you'll see they aren't the same as the one's I have.
I have these

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR706Z02
Aha! That's it! I'm assuming you stuck with 160mm? I managed to pick up my wavy's for $39 each, so I'm pretty happy. I think the aftermarket rotors look infinitely more trick than the lame stock ones.
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