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Thread: BB7s

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    BB7s

    about ready to order a pair of BB7s and Speed Dial 7s to match, and I just need to know, if I order a 185mm set, will it come with the proper brackets and spacers to match my frame that I believe is currently running a 160mm rotor?

    That, and will I need to order more cable and crimp ends? Sorry, never really done a complete brakeset change, so I have no idea what I really need to have to do it.

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    Are you upgrading from BB5's? Just curious, cuz my bike came stock with the 5's. Was wondering if there is much of a difference in performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardRockCop
    Are you upgrading from BB5's? Just curious, cuz my bike came stock with the 5's. Was wondering if there is much of a difference in performance.
    The difference is in adjustability not in actual performance. BB7's are much easier to dial in.

    The kit should come with proper adapters.

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    You'll need to supply cable, housing (or reuse the old), and end crimps (if you haven't already changed over to heat shrink ).

    Spacers? Washers? Speed Dial washers? Yes.

    Brackets? Maybe. If your fork IS 51mm? Yes, they'll be included. Post mount? Then maybe, maybe not. I've heard Avid has recently been including them.
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