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    BB7's levers

    I'm putting together a MTB w/ disc up front and a V brakes in rear.
    Have a new set of Avid speed dial 7 levers. Can i use the same levers for the combo? Not sure if they pull the same? Not sure if that makes sense. I don't know much about brake "actuation" or reach. Was also wondering if something "top shelf" like Pauls Components would be a good idea, since i have a disc up front. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by henrymiller1 View Post
    I'm putting together a MTB w/ disc up front and a V brakes in rear.
    Have a new set of Avid speed dial 7 levers. Can i use the same levers for the combo? Not sure if they pull the same? Not sure if that makes sense. I don't know much about brake "actuation" or reach. Was also wondering if something "top shelf" like Pauls Components would be a good idea, since i have a disc up front. Thanks
    Yes, of course you can use the Speed Dial 7 Levers with that set up. You'll be fine with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henrymiller1 View Post
    I'm putting together a MTB w/ disc up front and a V brakes in rear.
    Have a new set of Avid speed dial 7 levers. Can i use the same levers for the combo? Not sure if they pull the same? Not sure if that makes sense. I don't know much about brake "actuation" or reach. Was also wondering if something "top shelf" like Pauls Components would be a good idea, since i have a disc up front. Thanks
    Am I correct in assuming that the disc for the front is an Avid BB7? If so it is very common to pair the SD7 levers with the BB7 caliper and it works very well.

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    Yes. I ran my Schwinn Homegrown with a bb7 in front and and an Avid single digit 7 in rear with Speed dial levers for years. Worked very well.

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    If you are doing the installing and adjusting of the brakes youself, you can get a feel of how you want them. You can get them both adjusted so they basically feel the same and you otherwise wouldn't know that one is disc and one is not.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for replies.
    I was fairly certain it would work.
    Looking forward to getting project under way.

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    Your set up is called a "mullet".... Business up front, party in the rear! Works great.:
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