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    Avid BB7s seem to be locking up now

    I had my new FSR XC upgraded with BB7s per advice on this board, and I just love 'em. They're so quiet and smooth. But on a group ride last night I thought I noticed the rear locking a lot more than usual. There were a lot of twisty ascents, and as usual I feel like I'm coming up too close behind someone so I was braking a lot. I don't mind the skid (kinda fun) but I sensed something had changed. Even when I was just walking the bike to the car, I could lightly finger the lever and the wheel would skid.

    Is there a way to adjust this? I can't find the Avid site by googling.

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    Sorry I can't actually help with your problem, I don't have my new bike with BB7's yet (should have it in a week or so)

    But if you search google for Avid Brakes you'll find the Avid site (www.avidbike.com)

    Good Luck

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    You can adjust the innner pad a little farther away from the rotor, this will increase modulation and give less bite. Also if you have Avid brake levers with their Speed Dial adjustment (Or Shimano's servo wave), you can turn those in to give a less firm feel.
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    Or you could spill some fork oil on the rotor, that oughta sort out stiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeristasty
    You can adjust the innner pad a little farther away from the rotor, this will increase modulation and give less bite. Also if you Avid brake levers with their Speed Dial adjustment (Or Shimano's servo wave), you can turn those in to give a less firm feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    I second that one...
    Yep, agree... inner pad adjustment makes all the difference.

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    I tend to back off the outer pad when the brake is too grabby. The modulation comes from my finger and it is easier to control with the lever closer to the bar.
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