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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:51 pm 
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I am considering an Avid mechanical disc on the front of my Zaskar. The forks have disc mounts, frame doesn't hence only looking at front. Trouble is I run 1999 XT combined brake and gear shifters. Will the avid discs be compatible with the pull of the 99 XT levers? It will save me buying new shifters and keep the same brakes levers for front and back.

I fear, being annaly retententive, odd levers might distract me on the trail!!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:12 pm 
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A friend of mine is using the BB7s with XTR v-brake levers and they're working fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:52 pm 
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Whats the difference between the bb5 and bb7?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:08 pm 
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Adjustibility. The BB7s have knobs to turn on the trail to adjust the pads, whereas the 5s you have to do with an allen.

www.sram.com


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:13 pm 
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biggins wrote:
I am considering an Avid mechanical disc on the front of my Zaskar. The forks have disc mounts, frame doesn't hence only looking at front. Trouble is I run 1999 XT combined brake and gear shifters. Will the avid discs be compatible with the pull of the 99 XT levers?



Yes.. that'll work just fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:48 am 
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the avid mechs work (beautifully) with any linear-pull (non-canti) lever. i recommend the bb7s. the pad adjuster dials are convenient. i find they need a touch after every wheel removal.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:37 pm 
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BB7s not bad, should work fine with any V lever
The dial adjusters do tend to seize though..


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm running BB5s with SunTour ergotec levers on my XC1, and they are great. One point to note is that I had to set them up so that the cable pull arm on the disc caliper was part of the way into its travel trather than on the stop, and I thought this might lead to pad drag but it didn't - result! They have very good modulation set up like this too.


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