Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm

Priced: $52.00 Rated:   - 3 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm
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Offering great stopping power and value, the Avid BB5 mechanical disc brake offers all-weather performance that won't break the bank.



  • Features inboard pad adjustment, tough melt-forged body and tool-free pad replacement


  • Integrated cable stop prevents routing cable and housing from entering the brake at odd angles, reducing the possibility of cable drag
  • Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System™ aligns caliper perfectly without shims
  • Avid BB5 mechanical disc brake includes 1 caliper and a 160mm rotor; can be mounted for either front or rear use
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Activity:Mountain biking
Brake type:Disc brake
Weight:335 grams
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Avid BB5 Disc Brake - 160mm Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Best mechanical for the money

Rode this brake from Sept. to April and th only problem I had was the adjusting barrel siezed up. But I did manage to get it unstuck.
mthammerhead at REI on 04/04/2013

Negative Reviews:

Not for heavier riders

Came on a 2007 Gary Fisher Piranah(roundagon rotors).Note: Newer models have slotted rotors and newer alignment adjustments.I commute with these as well as urban trail mapping including lower elevation MTB trails.Brake pads on these are small and wore out quickly. At $20/wheel and several times per year it started adding up. Had to replace a rotor last year. They got hot enough, I thought they were glowing after coming down off Mt Falcon one evening. (They may be OK for light weight users or on flatter terrain.)Pad adjustment only affects one side of disc.Switched to larger rotor BB7 with larger pads, adjustments for each pad & better ratings.
gps_dr at REI on 10/10/2011