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    BB7 clone?

    First mechanicals I have seen that has dials for adjustment for both pads other than the BB7. They sell for about $25 bucks each. Thoughts?

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    Blue Sky has the real BB7s on sale(I just bought a set). Calipers, levers, rotors, Cables, the whole nine yds

    Avid BB7 Disc Brake Combo Kit 2010 at BlueSkyCycling.com
    MSRP: $258.00
    Our Price: $120.98
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    Yeah I thought about replacing my stock Tektros with the BB7 setup here shortly.
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    They look like BB7s... it's a gamble, but then again they are only $25.
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    Interesting, I need something like that for a bike I'm assembling for my nephew. Cheaper than Tektros!
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    See if the pads match avids

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    Pads are not Avid compatible.

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    a friend of mine's Haro has those, seem to work fine for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Trek
    Blue Sky has the real BB7s on sale(I just bought a set). Calipers, levers, rotors, Cables, the whole nine yds

    Avid BB7 Disc Brake Combo Kit 2010 at BlueSkyCycling.com
    MSRP: $258.00
    Our Price: $120.98
    53% Off
    Thanks for the link! I ordered TWO sets last night.
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    What are they?

    Link?

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    Not a BB7 clone. the BB7 has those tri-align washers in the mounting setup and these don't. These might be more of a pain to set up right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollution Warrior
    Not a BB7 clone. the BB7 has those tri-align washers in the mounting setup and these don't. These might be more of a pain to set up right.
    Easy enough to add tri-align washers if you have a set of old V-Brakes laying around somewhere and run a bigger rotor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Easy enough to add tri-align washers if you have a set of old V-Brakes laying around somewhere and run a bigger rotor.
    you could do it this way, but that's about like adding 5mm to your adapter. Your pads won't be where they're supposed to be anymore and you won't get full pad/rotor contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollution Warrior
    Not a BB7 clone. the BB7 has those tri-align washers in the mounting setup and these don't. These might be more of a pain to set up right.
    Lots of brakes don't have tri-align (CPS) washers, this brake shouldn't be any harder to set up then them.

    I think that the ease of changing pads with the BB7 and the availability of pads for the BB7 makes it a much better brake choice then the Quad QMD-5.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba
    Lots of brakes don't have tri-align (CPS) washers, this brake shouldn't be any harder to set up then them.

    I think that the ease of changing pads with the BB7 and the availability of pads for the BB7 makes it a much better brake choice then the Quad QMD-5.


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    For pads and maintenance the BB7's are definitely better. Price though is another matter. I'm in China and I just now realized that the Quad 5 is about the same price, maybe even a little more expensive here than the BB7. In the US there's quite a price difference. I can order a set of BB7's here for about $62 incl. shipping. Maybe I could bring some home and sell them or something.

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