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    What's the difference between 07 and 08 Avid BB7s

    Performance is selling the 07 and 08 versions of Avid BB7s. But they are charging $124.99 reg.price, $72.99 sale price for the 07s. And charging $59.99 reg. price, $54.99 sale price for the 08s. What gives? Why the big price difference. Check it out for yourself.
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    Probably reduced manufacturing costs for the new 08 models. The 08 caliper is no longer a single piece, it's a 2-piece bolted caliper. According to a MTBR member here, the 08 is marginally heavier than the 07. The 08 inboard pad can be adjusted with the knob as well as with a torx wrench. Functionally, the 08 is just as good.

    Though 59.99 regular price does seem a bit low...

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    Well I have a set of both. The new 08 is heavier by a bit.

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    Have you verified this by digital scale as the other member has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainCycle89
    The new 08 is heavier by a bit.
    Yep. A whopping 13g heavier, by my scale.

    Avid BB7 weights: The definitive Avid BB7 weight thread...

    Besides the differences Will mentioned (2-piece body & inboard T25 adjustment), the '08 has a "view port" of sorts to monitor pad wear more easily.
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    And they're black!

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    I don't have a digital scale, just a 4 lbs. postal scale.

    I saw something like a 1 - 1.5 oz. difference. Nothing to go nuts about.

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