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    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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    Why do people place an emphasis on model year? I hear it most between '06 and '07...

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    I was just pointing out that they were 2006s - I don't think there is any difference in technology. I bought them myself.

    As far as the BB7s, the real difference is with the '08 which are a new cool black color. I have no idea is there is anything different mechanically - just maybe a slightly better designed knob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cholo
    Why do people place an emphasis on model year? I hear it most between '06 and '07...
    I ask myself: Am I really answering this question?
    Unfortunatley yes...

    It's one of the better ways of distinguishing how "old" a new product is.
    No offense to KB, but if I see another "Strong, light, cheap. Pick two" line on this site...

    MCM# eleventy billion

    No offense to thieves, but if I see another "Ride it like you stole it" line on this site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cholo
    Why do people place an emphasis on model year? I hear it most between '06 and '07...
    The disc has changed from the original. The new disc looks heavier and less WW friendly, although the BB7 was never the lightest, but at least from appearances, it was lighter than it is now.

    I currently have a hartail with no rear IS disc mounts. The front has an older BB7 and I will be looking for another older BB7 with matching disc, when I upgrade to FS this summer.

    I suspect that the new disc wears longer, for the weight gain, but I live in an area without extensive downhill runs, and the wear is not as much a factor. I would rather have the lighter disc.

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    Ther new rotor was available in '06.

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    ...I'm not trying to argue or be sarcastic or anything. I'm just wondering what gives...

    I see the '06's going for less than the '07's at many places, yet there is no difference (I called Sram to be sure).

    Why is everyone so hot for the '07's?

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    upgraditis?? no idea.

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    Blue Sky Cycling...$61.99...2007's

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    I have older BB7s

    with the Clean Sweep rotor. I love them. I bought a more recent-year set with the Roundagon rotors and they sucked so bad I threw them away and bought a coupla Clean Sweeps to replace them. They just would not break in and I'd broken in several sets of Clean Sweeps. Now Avid is selling G2 rotors which look like Clean Sweeps but maybe lighter. So--earlier models that have the Clean Sweeps, in my book, are the better buy. If it's '06 vs '07 Roundagon I'd say give both a miss.

    That said, I'm sure there are others who have gotten the Roundagons and had no problem with them. I just wasn't one of them. I heartily recommend the BB7s (I have three sets on my bikes, one of them with the 185 mm) I'm just saying that if you have a chance to score a set with the Clean Sweeps go for those. Try Blue Sky Cycling.
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    $57 at CBO

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    is the price for front and back ???? or just one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil monkey
    is the price for front and back ???? or just one?
    Just for one. Same for front and back, but the adapters are different.

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    How come the '06s are almost $90 more on Jenson than the 07s?

    07: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+07.aspx

    06: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+06.aspx

    Kinda odd dont you think?

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    Nah, it happens all the time. Too much stock to keep track of, and these irregularities don't hurt them.

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    people will pay extra for anything if you put an '07 in front of it. I work bike retail, and believe me, 90% of purchases are made without much thought or education beyond what is on the tag, even pricier components.

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    You misread the post- the '07's are cheaper than the '06.

    This specific incident is probably down to being competitive to Cambria, which had the same 07 brakes listed for 57.95 last week.

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