Avid BB5

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 These are has far has i know the best mechanical disc brake I owned. I use them for street and park and they are perfect, i also used it for dh they are good but i prefer the feeling of hydraulics. so far I didn't have any problems with them and the "in" pad knob is a really nice feature thats makes it easier to set up.
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 TE Hamulce są super Smile mimo ze mam je pierwszy dzien wogole klocki nie musza sie docierac Smile moge odrazu zablokowac kolo klamką lub lekko przyhamować Smile swietna regulacja i szybki montaz Smile w zestawie wszystko co potrzebne . nawet klucz Torx Smile
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 They are goood i have them on my commencal



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 they are just greath Smile i bouth them second heand, for a smal money like for this price im 100% happy with them.
realy powerfull like for mechanical braekes
adiustment is quick and easy
its realy easy to get new pads for them and they dont cost a lot
for my personal rating they are 4.5/5
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 pros, powerful, easy ajustment, easy setup, light lever pull, cheap.

cons, pads wear kinda fast, not as smooth or powerful as hydrolics duh.

i like these brakes alot and if i was on a budget would get these again "but if possible get the bb7's"
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 Using some of there products. I have the calipar and it has always been bang on. It is just as good as all the top brand names out there and i would reccomend this to anyone anyday, because i personally use there products my self and have never had a spot of trouble. Execellent brakes Wink
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 sick brake for Dirtjumping, street, whatever. Lowest price for a good quality brake. Two year warranty included so screw hydrolic crappers *Unlles you have a high end hydro. I just switched, so should you
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 Weak brake. Much better choice is the Accent Freezer FR. Recommended control is a very poor braking power. Weak modulation. I don't recommend. At this price you can have a much better brake.
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 This were my first disc brakes ever. And I like them allot. There easy to adjust and worked always fine for me! Didn't find any negative points on this one, since I didn't had any other disc brakes.
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 Great braking power for great price.
Only minus is you can't adjust the moving pad as you can do on the BB7. Instead you have to realign the caliper when the pads are at the end of their life.
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 great brake, better then any hydro ive had on my dj bike, pads wear a bit fast but i do live at the top of hill that i go down everyday when i go riding. great brake and awesome lever feel
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 Great brakes, possibly the best mechanical disc brakes out there. Cheap, highly ajustable, really powerfull, easy to setup and just generally amazing for the money. Worth every penny!
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 awesome stopping power, if tuned and installed properly....you do not want to use these babies or else you'll be buying new tires every month and dentist visits now and then. trust me I almost killed myself twice
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 I like these brakes. They have been pretty good for me. I find the back one gets some rocks in it, and scratches the disk, but it cleans very easily.
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 I have a pair and they are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Sick brakes.
Pros: easy to adjust, barely need to do anything to them. Good stop force
Cons: The lever is not the greatest
Overall good breaks for their price
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 Amazing brake! stops on a dime! amazing for when manualing too high and you just tap it and it brings you back into controll! Well worth the money! Love mine!
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 amazing stopping power for a mech, comparible power to my friends clarks hydros !!!!! easy adjustments aswell
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 I really liked this break. Stop fast and save your ass. Never went to any other mech brake but this
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 great cable pull brake, i use these on my DJ bike with 160mm rotors, more than enough power in these.
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 This is a great disk break and even though it is not hydraulic ic still works really well in any weather even in snow!
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 awesome but i run a custom 140mm rotor so i dont bend them as easy and i have to take the caliper off to get the wheel out.
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 this brake amazing for a mechanical brake is really powerful, very adjustable and better than other mechaninal brakes
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 pros: good stopping power, easy to adjust. cons: nothing really. the BB line are the best mechanical brakes out there.
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 Best mechanical brakes ever. Light, yet strong, fits almost every type of riding: street, dirt, freeride, cross country.
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 These are the best cable disk on the market i reckon,The shear stopping power is so quick,Great for all types off riding.
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 i really like this brake. i have also tektro aquila and bb5 works alot better. only better mehanical brake is bb7
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 Super easy to adjust, smooth and efficient, but the adjustable brake pad bends out of shape too easy.
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 This is one of the most affordable yet satisfying brakes ever. Has great breaking power and easier adjustment..
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 best mechanical brake apart from bb7, really easyto adjust and get the hydrolic feel, all mates love it aswellSmile
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 Deadly brakes for the price
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 these brakes do their work for street.
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 great breaking.. good price Smile
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 like the best cable brake
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 moje hample...
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 best brakes i ever had
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 they iz goooooooooood
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Avg: 5 (37 votes)
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Avid BB5 (MSRP $52.5) — To this day, the BB5 continues to attract all types of riders who crave the simplicity and elegant function of the world’s best cable-actuated brake. It’s more powerful and is easier to set up than any mechanical disc ... ever. Details including the dual-pad adjustment knobs, easy pad replacement, precision ball bearing actuation, and infinitely variable spring tension details ... mean control like you’ve never felt before. Plus, using any of our Ball Bearing Disc BrakesTM means that you can choose one of our levers with Speed Dial® for sweet, adjustable modulation. Isn’t the freedom of choice swell? our Speed Dial® levers for sweet, adjustable modulation. You can’t get that on any hydraulic. Last but not least, this year we gave the BB7 a tasty new finish, new inboard/outboard adjustment knobs and a beefy two-piece, forged body.

Specifications Compare to other Brakes

Release Date 2009
Price $53
Type Mechanical
Adapter standard Post Mount
Adapter standard - Adapters are what connect your brake to your fork, or frame. The standard refers to what bolt pattern that brake is designed to be used with. They do make cross over adapters for Post Mount to International Standard, or IS.

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