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Since 1962, located in the historic Palma Ceia neighborhood of South Tampa.

2409 S MacDill Ave.

Tampa FL 33629

(813)839-0410

info@flyingfishbikes.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc Brake

Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc Brake

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4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)
$50.99
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Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc Brake

Avid takes entry level to a whole new level with the BB5s, which feature ball bearings (where the BB comes from in the name), a melt-forged body and a CleanSweep rotor for excellent stopping power and awesome durability. Plus, an inboard pad adjustment knob lets you dial in the perfect distance between the rotor and the pads, while Avid's ingenious Tri-Align caliper-positioning system perfectly aligns the pads parallel to the rotor in seconds. And, the tool-free pad replacement and adjustment makes quick work out of accommodating for pad wear, so you always have positive, powerful braking.

 
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    710845641053 00.5016.166.060 PADB0031
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    4.5 stars

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    Pros

    • Durable 
    • Easy to use 
    • Stopping power 
    • Versatile 
    • Easy To Install 

    Cons

    • A little finnicky 
    • Noisy When Wet 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting 
    • Long rides 
    • Mountain bikes 
    • Road bikes 
    • Mountain Biking 

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    4.0

    Awesome budget disc brake setup

    By Scotch

    from Warren County, NJ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Stopping Power
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • A little finnicky

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes
    • Mountain Bikes
    • Long Rides
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    Good brake system. Learn how they operate and how to adjust/tweak them and you will be very satisfied. The first 200 miles or so on them they will be a little bit picky as they break in/cables break in. A little grinding/squeeking. All you have to do is stop, do a quick adjustment (literally a turn of the pad adjustment knob on the caliper) and then be continue on your way. This will be required less and less as they break in. Good reliable smooth stopping power in all conditions.

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    5.0

    awsome brake

    By yedward

    from dartmouth nova scotia

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Fade- Free
    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy Design
    • Handles Elements Well

    Cons

    • Noisy When Wet

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    i like the brake i use them on my specialized p.3 for dirt jumping and i found there very light and have strong braking power for michanical disk brake

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Founded in 1962, By Dud Thames, Flying Fish Bikes strives to be a resource for all of our cycling community needs. The original store is located at 2409 South MacDill Avenue. Approximatley 5 blocks north of Bay To Bay Blvd. In the Palma Ceia District of South Tampa. Our second and newest location is Located at 13038 Race Track Road in the Winn-Dixie shopping center on the corner of Race Track Rd. and Country Way Blvd in the Westchase area of North Tampa. We excell in the sales of, and comprehensive repair and fitting of bicycles. Under new ownership since 2007, we have been recognized as one of the nations top 100 Bicycle retailers, and have been voted, "Best of The Bay," by Creative loafing and the Tampa Tribune for the consecutive years of 2008 to 2013. Come see us!