Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:34 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:31 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 295
Location: London town
dbmtb wrote:
But why would you want cables when hydraulics are so much better?


...near zero maintenance, light weight, supreme modulation, and no need to rebleed during an installation if the cables are run "through" the frame and cable stops as opposed to "zip-tied/attached"?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:42 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:35 pm
Posts: 5804
Location: Dunkeswell, Nr Honiton, Devon
hova wrote:
dbmtb wrote:
But why would you want cables when hydraulics are so much better?


...near zero maintenance, light weight, supreme modulation, and no need to rebleed during an installation if the cables are run "through" the frame and cable stops as opposed to "zip-tied/attached"?


One of the reasons I am looking for cable disc brakes for the STS build (should it ever get off the ground)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:43 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
Interested in BB7's ...

How do they compare (weight wise) to a v brake set up ?

Whats a good disk size for xc use ?

Cheers,

WD :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:02 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 295
Location: London town
WD Pro wrote:
Interested in BB7's ...

How do they compare (weight wise) to a v brake set up ?

Whats a good disk size for xc use ?

Cheers,

WD :D


By nature, as there is also a disc involved... I'd say heavier than a lightweight v-brake setup, but lighter than most hydraulic systems. I believe a caliper weighs around 150g and a rotor weighs... well, there's a lot of variation there so you can include whatever rotors you'd like into the mix.

For XC, I tend to use 160 front, 160 rear... have used 140 rear but hard to find cool looking rotors in 140! :lol:

I have BB7s on four of my bikes and they are really really really great... they don't stop and launch you over the bars like some hydraulic systems - rather, I'd say that they are suuuuuper progressive and have amazing feel. More for "scrubbing off" speed unless you really give them a proper squeeze (at which point you've stopped dead in your tracks). I have them mated to all sorts of levers, from cheapo tektro levers to avid ultimates - and really, they feel great with all of them. I can't recommend them enough!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:54 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:22 pm
Posts: 502
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I've got BB7s on my singlespeed, 180 front and 160 rear. Can't recomend them highly enough. Low maintenance, powerful, easy to set up and most importantly, cheap! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:10 am 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
Theyre not that cheap though....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:10 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
avid BB7, awesome.

easy to adjust, simple and they work.

had them on my jeff jones and salsa mukluk, think my pugsley thats coming has them on too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:35 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 5198
Location: North West
cyfa2809 wrote:
Theyre not that cheap though....


I think On Ones current prices are OK ... :D

WD :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Posts: 2336
Quote:
no need to rebleed during an installation if the cables are run "through" the frame and cable stops as opposed to "zip-tied/attached"?


There's no need to do that with hydraulics if you're careful. Although since most frames don't have suitable closed guides it's a bit moot :)

I use a BB7 on a bike that only has a disc at the front so I can have matching brake levers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:06 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 am
Posts: 16165
Location: Rurally close.
WD Pro wrote:
I think On Ones current prices are OK ... :D

WD :D


On One's prices are pretty good yes - cheapest i have seen. But thats still caliper only, add in levers too and your pretty much in hydro territory even in spite of the fact that some claim bb7 is better.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Adam_S, Google [Bot], pipmeister and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group