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    New question here. Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers...

    Will they work with the Avid BB7 Disk Brakes??Thanks

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    yes - and very well.
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    They're great levers for any mechanical brake. The speed dial knob is great for adjusting the leverage to make the levers feel identical left to right.

    Rear brakes, due to the longer housing, are inherently 'mushier' feeling than front brakes and you can use the dial to make the front brake lever feel the exact same as the mushier rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCMt.Biker View Post
    Thanks guys..ordered me a set today
    Good choice.
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    Good job!

    Thanks guys..ordered me a set today

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    I just got mine in the mail today along with some other goodies....


    $12.62 for both.

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    Do they have a similar to hydraulic feel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman1 View Post
    Do they have a similar to hydraulic feel?
    No. They have a high performance cable feel, and the feel is very adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    No. They have a high performance cable feel, and the feel is very adjustable.
    Which could be dialed into mimic a particular set of some hydros -Good or Bad
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Might consider changing my FR-5's for them, if it will improve the feel (Back is quite 'grainy').

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    what is 'grainy'?
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    I think I know what he means by grainy.

    but that's generally a pad/rotor issue.

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    No the cable is just "mushier" compared to the front. The front is nice and crisp and the back one isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman1 View Post
    No the cable is just "mushier" compared to the front. The front is nice and crisp and the back one isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Rear brakes, due to the longer housing, are inherently 'mushier' feeling than front brakes and you can use the dial to make the front brake lever feel the exact same as the mushier rear.
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    Throw some jagwire ripcords on that set-up and it's the best mechanical you can get.

    I've yet to try avid ultimate levers though($200 for a pair!!!!). They are basically an sd-7 with sealed bearings and a trick machined design.
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