Brakes Disk Brake Suggestions

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by chainmaker, May 30, 2010.

  1. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    I am looking for some decent disc brakes, that are somewhat wallet friendly. Any suggestions????

  2. homebuiltbikes

    homebuiltbikes New Member

    I found some bengal disc & caliper sets on ebay. great prices. do some research make sure you know what you want.
  3. WhizKidave

    WhizKidave New Member

    Hey chainmaker,
    I bought a hub, disc and caliper on ebay for cheap from china. After one run with it on my whizzer, the pads were eaten up. Its a mechqnical brake, as opposed the hydraulic. The next brake im after is the Avid bb5. Its around 50 bucks for caliper and rotor. Mind you the rotor is made to bolt directly to a hub.
  4. WhizKidave

    WhizKidave New Member


    i found a rotor and caliper combo of the Avid BB5 for 40 bucks. After welding on a bracket to hold the rotor, and breaking in the pads, I can say that the BB5 is well worth the money. Has plenty of grip.
  5. Barry

    Barry Member

    Hello WhizKidave,

    I'm in the middle of a newbuild and have ordered a new springer front fork. I'm also looking at the Avid BB5 for up front stopping power, could you send a pic of how you attached it?
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Avid BB7 calipers because the left and right hand side pads can be individually adjusted in relation to the disk rotor.

    I have found the Shimano 8 inch disk rotor to be great at absorbing and radiating heat with it's dendritic geometry.

    If you want even more braking power, the Hayes 9 inch rotor is excellent but will need some modification of the caliper adapter to make it work on an I.S. mount.