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    Avid Updates the BB7

    Picture of the new Avid BB7 for 08.

    http://bikemag.com/freshproduce/SRAM-X0-code-bb7/

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    Nice. Wasnt crazy about the unfinished magnesium look..

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    Look good, wonder if they lost any weight?

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    they look pretty nice.. but I like how all my braking system is the same color right now.. black would throw it all off. haha.
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    man, should have waited.

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    YES! that color is PERFECT for me!

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    Nice. Looks like nothing to get excited about, but a facelift / refresh of an already excellent product is always welcome.
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    Damn it, they should've done it two years ago when I was buying mine! Color was probably the only thing that I hated about them and that made me go hydraulic.

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    You went hydraulic for the color? wow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    Damn it, they should've done it two years ago when I was buying mine! Color was probably the only thing that I hated about them and that made me go hydraulic.
    You are better off with Hydros anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy
    You are better off with Hydros anyway.
    Yeah? What color?
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    The knobs look like they'll be easier to adjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isuckatlax
    You went hydraulic for the color? wow...
    Well, not exactly. I was also curious as to how hydraulics would feel compared to mech disks. But if those BB7 with their "mica" color (whatever that means) didn't look so awful on my all black bike and if '06 Juicy Fives didn't look so much better on it, it would have taken me much longer to upgrade the brakes.

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    nice facelift

    Last edited by crisillo; 06-14-2007 at 07:42 AM.

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    Yep, my only complaint with the BB7s was the knob design - those new ones look to be a much improved design. Nice work, Avid.

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    Anyone have a clue when the updated version will be available?

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    And rotors for 2008?

    Please tell me the stock BB7 rotor will be the G2 and not the roundagon!!

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    Anybody know any more details on this brake. I notice on some websites (JensenUSA.com) the '08 Model year parts have a large price markDOWN for the '08. Seems odd as in most things in life, the new model parts cost more than the departing model year parts. Not always, but generally the case. http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/1...isc.aspx?s=342

    '07 brakes run $87 to $93, while '08 brakes are going to go for $60 to $68. This pricing seems odd to me? I asked them if I could use the '08 prices for competitive $$ comparison and they weren't so keen on that.

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    I saw some of the '08's on a bike at a bike store this weekend. I was totally unimpressed. They looked like cheap, no-name disc brakes or maybe cheap knock-offs from the East.

    Just my opinion.

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    It's funny how we get so hung up on colours.

    My 2 cents: The new colour does look a bit cheap in the photos. The old finish looks higher quality because it's not an obvious layer of semi-glitter paint. But really, who cares

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    Agreed, as long as they continue to work as well as past variations.

    I haven't seen 'em in person or studied the photo enough to have an impression one way or the other, but I figure folks who are into the "look" of their brakes are going to go hydro anyway. No doubt, hydros look sexier.

    I'll stick with mechs, thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipzit
    Anybody know any more details on this brake. I notice on some websites (JensenUSA.com) the '08 Model year parts have a large price markDOWN for the '08. Seems odd as in most things in life, the new model parts cost more than the departing model year parts. Not always, but generally the case. http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/1...isc.aspx?s=342

    '07 brakes run $87 to $93, while '08 brakes are going to go for $60 to $68. This pricing seems odd to me? I asked them if I could use the '08 prices for competitive $$ comparison and they weren't so keen on that.
    The price may change when Jenson actually has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    I haven't seen 'em in person or studied the photo enough to have an impression one way or the other, but I figure folks who are into the "look" of their brakes are going to go hyrdo anyway. No doubt, hydros are sexier.

    I'll stick with mechs, thank you very much!
    I must admit to having fallen into this category myself . My first disc brakes were Hope Mini hydros (a fondness for Hope having lived in the UK, but also 'cause they look pretty).

    On my new bike, I'm running a BB7 on the front. Shoulda gone BB7s on the first bike too.

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    What color will the road version be ?

    I'm collecting parts for a drop bar MTB to be specc'ed with the road BB7's. Does anyone know if the 2008 road version is going to be black as well?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The price may change when Jenson actually has them.

    How do they not have them:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+08.aspx

    Stock status says "ships tomorrow", that sounds like in stock to me. Its on their front page as top product as well.

    So has anyone confirmed this by ordering? and if so, has the quality changed at all?

    thanks

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    bummer the 07s didnt come in black. 08s dont look that much different at all though (excluding the knobs)

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    jenson says ships tomorrow, free and they're only 60 bucks for the 160mm

    4 bucks more for 185 or 203.

    dang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron.d
    How do they not have them:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+08.aspx

    Stock status says "ships tomorrow", that sounds like in stock to me. Its on their front page as top product as well.

    So has anyone confirmed this by ordering? and if so, has the quality changed at all?

    thanks
    when Jenson says that it ships the next day it usually is because the stock is by their supplier and not locally (they usually do manage to get it from their supplier in 1 day though), otherwise it would say "ships today" (unless it's past the day's shipping cutoff time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    when Jenson says that it ships the next day it usually is because the stock is by their supplier and not locally (they usually do manage to get it from their supplier in 1 day though), otherwise it would say "ships today" (unless it's past the day's shipping cutoff time)

    Jenson seems to have a weird delay on some items that are specific for international destinations. On my last order, perhaps five of them were listed as having a 6 day waiting time for international shipments.

    This wasn't a problem though, as I was informed of this before placing the order, and most of the items were ready to ship well before this time was up. When I spoke to customer service on the phone to change items, each time they were careful to tell me the expected lead times for each change.

    The item that easily took the longest was RocknRoll lube. I'd decided to try it as everyone raves about it, but have quickly realised that it's completely impractical to use in Hong Kong as you have to spray it all over the floor to use properly. Not so useful when you live in a 30 story high rise apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    Jenson seems to have a weird delay on some items that are specific for international destinations. On my last order, perhaps five of them were listed as having a 6 day waiting time for international shipments.

    This wasn't a problem though, as I was informed of this before placing the order, and most of the items were ready to ship well before this time was up. When I spoke to customer service on the phone to change items, each time they were careful to tell me the expected lead times for each change.
    yeah.. I think Jenson asks QBP or BTI (whichever their supplier is), to ship directly to the US customers... for international ones tey get it themselves and then shp internationally... I suppose that could be the delay...
    Quote Originally Posted by womble
    The item that easily took the longest was RocknRoll lube. I'd decided to try it as everyone raves about it, but have quickly realised that it's completely impractical to use in Hong Kong as you have to spray it all over the floor to use properly. Not so useful when you live in a 30 story high rise apartment.
    bummer on the lube... I know what you mean.. I don't live that high though..only 6th floor

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    um, yes, that has already been discuessed. The real question is:

    Does anybody have them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    nice facelift

    IMO the adjuster looks like its done sorta cheap. It may work fine/better, but it still looks like its missin' a center cover or label....jus' me I guess.
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    For those wondering, Jenson does have the '08s ready to ship, received a 180 front, 160 rear today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catch22
    For those wondering, Jenson does have the '08s ready to ship, received a 180 front, 160 rear today.

    please, post a mini review once you have run them a bit.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron.d
    please, post a mini review once you have run them a bit.

    Thanks
    I'll certainly try to do that as soon as I can, might be a bit though, family in town this week so there probably won't be much time to get them set up, much less take them for a real ride. I will tell you that I've never ridden the old BB7s so I won't be able to give much comparison there either.

    Oh, someone was wondering about what rotor they'll come with, mine have the roundagons.
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