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Avid BB....WTF?!?!

leehutchleehutch Posts: 16
edited August 2019 in MTB workshop & tech
https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/M4p1Ej
Anyone know what model of Avid disc brake these are?


Also how do you get the pads out?

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  • cobbacobba Posts: 282
    It's a Avid BBDB (Ball Bearing Disc Brake) Type F.

    It was the first of the "BB7" models and was made from around 1999 to 2001.
    The pads on this model were held in place by magnets on the pressure feet.

    Remove one pad at a time, push the pad away from the pressure foot and then pull it out with a pair of pliers, the pressure feet have a protruding bit in the middle which fits into a hole in the pad backing plate.

    Avid BBDB Service Manual: http://my-sport.spb.ru/manual_1/ball%20bearing%20disc%20brakeservice%20guide.pdf
  • leehutchleehutch Posts: 16
    cobba wrote:
    It's a Avid BBDB (Ball Bearing Disc Brake) Type F.

    It was the first of the "BB7" models and was made from around 1999 to 2001.
    The pads on this model were held in place by magnets on the pressure feet.

    Remove one pad at a time, push the pad away from the pressure foot and then pull it out with a pair of pliers, the pressure feet have a protruding bit in the middle which fits into a hole in the pad backing plate.

    Avid BBDB Service Manual: http://my-sport.spb.ru/manual_1/ball%20bearing%20disc%20brakeservice%20guide.pdf

    You are an absolute legend! Thank you!
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