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    Avid BB 7 replacement pads & rotor ?

    I have my first set of disc brakes the Avid BB7`s.They came with the G2 cleensweeps and what ever pads came stock.My question is what seems to be the popular replacement pads for these?
    I want to have a pad set ready for when I will need them.I see there are so many choices for pads(full pages of types and brands) I am lost on what is best to buy.

    I notice the rear rotor does not run perfectly true ( only slightly out of true) I have to back off a bit to eliminate rubbing contact.Is this normal and just require a slight bending to fix or does it need to be replaced ? It is still very usable they way it is but I would like to have a closer adjustment between rotor and pads.Are there better rotors to replace with if it comes to that?

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    EBC Green or Gold
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    Quote Originally Posted by roblee View Post
    I have my first set of disc brakes the Avid BB7`s.They came with the G2 cleensweeps and what ever pads came stock.My question is what seems to be the popular replacement pads for these?
    I want to have a pad set ready for when I will need them.I see there are so many choices for pads(full pages of types and brands) I am lost on what is best to buy.

    I notice the rear rotor does not run perfectly true ( only slightly out of true) I have to back off a bit to eliminate rubbing contact.Is this normal and just require a slight bending to fix or does it need to be replaced ? It is still very usable they way it is but I would like to have a closer adjustment between rotor and pads.Are there better rotors to replace with if it comes to that?
    EBC Gold pads.

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    Thanks guys, I`ll go with EBC. And appreciate the response about the rotors,shiggy.

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    EBC pads are cheaper than Avid pads. Also, I have never measured EBC pad thickness, but the organic material on my green BB7 pads looks a little thicker than Avid organic pads. They seem to last a little longer than Avid organic pads, but I think they may have a little harder compound.

    It seems like every other Avid rotor is out of true from the package. They are easy to touch up if you have a stand. Have your LBS do it if you don't know how. They will be much quieter if they are straight.

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    Park makes a nice rotor truing tool that works great- the DT-2 Rotor Truing Fork- I guess I can't post a link to it. Also an adjustable crescent wrench will get the job done.

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    do you actually just slightly bend the rotors to true them up>?


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    Lonrgr- yes.

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    Rotors go out of true all the time, a couple of mins pushing and pulling in the right direction is all it takes. You don't really need the tool, clean hands or a grease-less glove is all it takes.

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    The rubbing is normal but the cable could be getting stuck also on the return. If this happens while riding I usually give mine a good hard squeeze and this fixes the problem.

    EBC Gold is a solid choice for pads

    If you're looking for new rotors I recommend these they look the same as a G2 but are slightly lighter and MUCH cheaper. I use a set of 160s on my Fisty.
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