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    Need Mechanical Brake Suggestions

    I am in the process of building a bike for my 8 y.o. daughter. I want to go a mechanical brake of quality equal or better than BB7s but want calipers that will bolt directly to the IS mount without the funky adapers. I also try to keep weight down whenever possible but not to the point of sacrificing durability.

    Any others out there I should consider?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    For mechanical Im not sure youll find better than BB7.

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    Can't say I've come across anything mechanical that was equal to or better than the BB7. The pad adjustability really what sells it for me. Best of luck. I'd be interested to know of anything out there that could stand up to the BB7.
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    Another vote for BB7s. Great brakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    For mechanical Im not sure youll find better than BB7.
    Yeah, I think that for the mechanical market the BB7 have yet to be topped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duntov1967 View Post
    I am in the process of building a bike for my 8 y.o. daughter. I want to go a mechanical brake of quality equal or better than BB7s but want calipers that will bolt directly to the IS mount without the funky adapers. I also try to keep weight down whenever possible but not to the point of sacrificing durability.

    Any others out there I should consider?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    John
    I have never seen a funky IS adaptor for the BB7. The factory mounting brackets work VERY well and are part of the great adjustability.

    The BB7 is by far the best mechanical disc on the market.

    I doubt you will find any current caliper with direct IS-only mounting. Too limiting for frame/fork/rotor size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I have never seen a funky IS adaptor for the BB7. The factory mounting brackets work VERY well and are part of the great adjustability.

    The BB7 is by far the best mechanical disc on the market.

    I doubt you will find any current caliper with direct IS-only mounting. Too limiting for frame/fork/rotor size.
    Well the BB7 is obviously a great mechanical caliper as pointed out by 100% of the replys. But about the adapers......... they help with better adjustability? I was considering the direct IS mount for lighter weight and thought it would be an okay choice because I have seen many XTRs like this one.



    But maybe that is an old style model and they have moved all to post mount with adapters. Do post mount calipers all bolt to the posts and retain the pivot washers are do they direct bolt on. If they attach to the posts without the pivot washers, I don't see how they would have more adjustability. Help me more.
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    Bought some new BB7s. EOS

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