I'm wondering if the Avid BB7 would be ok for my street/dirt bike, which i would like to use for some trials action as well? Mechanical would be cool for servicability. has anyone had any expirience with these?
Watch out! The 2008 and later BB7s are made differently and do not lock up well like the 2007 and earlier BB7s. Avid pissed off a lot of trials riders, the BB7 was very popular til they ****ed it up. So get 2007 or earlier.
The new bb7s are ok and will lock up if you adjust them properly. The bb7 has pad adjust on both sides of the caliper. If the outer pad adjust is turned in a lot, then the brake will feel mushy and difficult to lock up. If you turn the outer pad adjustment knob all the way out and re adjust the caliper position accordingly these brakes perform significantly better.