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Avid BB5 G2CS (160mm)

Product code: 10799

From £16.66 to £32.50RRP: £32.50(Save up to 49%)

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Avid BB5 G2CS (160mm)

Front 160mm
Rear 160mm

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- Proven to be extremely popular with trials riders all over the world, Avid's BB7 cable operated disc brake now has a baby brother, the BB5.
- Avid's tri-align system makes the brake very easy to set up even without having faced your brake mount.
- An indexed dial on the inside of the caliper allow the rider to individually the fixed brake pad, very useful!
- No outer dial makes the caliper slimmer and less easy to damage.
- Clip-in brake pads can be changed without tools.
- Now comes with the new CS2 rotor in 160mm to fit international standard disc mounts.
- Front and rear versions available (different adapters for front and rear).
- Weight: 319g (caliper and rotor)

Additional Information

As pictured and described, this product is just the caliper, rotor and rotor bolts and does not include a lever or cable.



Does this come with a brake lever?

Posted by Oliver on 01/03/2011

Reply from TartyBikes on 02/03/2011

Hi Oliver - As stated in the Additional Information, "As pictured and described, this product is just the caliper, rotor and rotor bolts and does not include a lever or cable." Thanks, Mark


Hi Is the price for 1 or 2 calipers? :D

Posted by Ross on 17/10/2011

Reply from TartyBikes on 17/10/2011

Hi Ross - This price is for 1 caliper. Thanks, Mark


This brakes with brake pads or not?

Posted by petras on 25/04/2012

Reply from TartyBikes on 26/04/2012

Hello - This brake is supplied with brake pads. Thanks, Mark


could the hope v brake lever be used with this?

Posted by steven. on 18/07/2012

Reply from TartyBikes on 18/07/2012

Any V-Brake lever will work with this brake. Thanks, Adam


can this caliper fits 180mm if i have the adapter?

Posted by marco on 06/04/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 08/04/2013

Hello - As long as you have the right adaptor this caliper would fit fine. Thanks, Mark


Would this brake fit an onza zoot

Posted by Jon on 31/10/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 01/11/2013

Hi Jon - the brake would fit the frame and fork itself, though your hubs do not have disc mounts so you would need to change them, and possibly your spokes depending on which hubs you changed to. Thanks, Flipp.


Is the braking very sudden , and how much pull would be in the levers (or can you adjust this,if so how)

Posted by Jon on 01/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 04/11/2013

Hi Jon - the amount of lever pull is determined by where you set the clamp on the cable, and where you set the pad. There is a guide on how to set them up here: http://www.ecovelo.info/2011/04/15/a-foolproof-method-for-adjusting-avid-bb5-disc-brakes/ Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.


would this fit a onza rip 2009 ( just the rear)

Posted by Patryk on 09/03/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 10/03/2014

Hi Patryk - thanks for your question. You cannot fit a disc brake to that bike as neither the frame or hub have disc brake mounts. Thanks, Flipp.


would these fit a monty magura 219?

Posted by jason on 18/04/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 22/04/2014

Hi Jason - thanks for your question. These brakes would not fit that bike as neither the frame nor hubs feature the mounts required for a disc brake. Thanks, Flipp.


Hi, If i brought this for my onza zoot, could you tell me what new hubs and spokes i would need to buy. Thanks

Posted by James on 19/08/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 20/08/2014

Hi James - thanks for your question. Any front disc hub for the front, and any 135mm spaced disc hub will work on the rear. Add spokes to your basket and mention in the notes that it is for Zoot rims and we will work out the lengths prior to sending them out. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.

levi rogers

which is the best disc brake cleaner which isn't to expensive? (for my BB5 disc brakes)

Posted by levi rogers on 21/05/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 23/05/2016

Hello - We don't recommend using disc brake cleaner as we have often found that long-term it doesn't make brakes perform as well. Usually, pouring some clean water over the pads and rotor then riding the bike around whilst pulsing the brakes on and off helps scrub up the pads and rotors. If, after doing this, the brakes are still noisy or don't have much hold, it could be that the pads and rotor are contaminated. If this is the case then usually the only solution is a new set of pads and rotors unfortunately. Once they're contaminated there are a few things you can do to try and get a little bit of performance back, but they will never be as good as new. Thanks, Mark

levi rogers

my avid bb5 disc brakes lately have latey decreased in performance, as i land with the brake on it doesnt completely lock the back wheel, it just doesnt feel as crisp as the front and like it was in the past. i have taken the disc rotor off and cleaned it thoroughly with muc-off and the pads at the same time. its ok at the first 10 minutes of use but then seems to go bad again. What could this be and how can i fix it? (sorry for making you read all of this).

Posted by levi rogers on 30/07/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 01/08/2016

Hi Levi - It sounds like the rotor or pads may have been contaminated at some point. Unfortunately, we have found that Muck-Off and other disc brake cleaners tend to have the opposite effect on cleaning rotors and pads up, and seem to leave a residue on them that stops them working properly. Because of this we recommend using clean, cold water if you're doing anything to scrub in/clean up rotors and pads. Just pouring water over them and riding around slowly pulsing the brake on and off seems to work well if you're bedding in or scrubbing up a set of pads and rotors, but if they're contaminated then it might not be able to bring them back. If you're planning on replacing the pads or rotor I would recommend doing both at the same time because if they have been contaminated, you run the risk of contaminating your new pads/rotors with your old rotors/pads. Hopefully that makes sense! Thanks, Mark


Would these fit an onza ska ?

Posted by Alfie on 12/05/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 12/05/2017

Hi Alfie - Unfortunately it isn't possible to fit disc brakes to the Ska, sorry. The frame, fork and hubs are all non-disc. Thanks, Mark


Hi. I am Not looking to by these brakes butam probaly gonna by the czar ion sometime in the coming month which has these brakes. How i am at a budget of 1000 Us dllars. would it be worth keeping these brakes on the bike or upgrading to the magaura mt2 instead. How much more power would i have with the mt2. would it have more modgulation or lock up quicker than the AVID BB5 G2CS.

Posted by Suly on 14/03/2018

Reply from TartyBikes on 14/03/2018

Hi Suly - These brakes are very powerful despite being cable operated, so you shouldn't necessarily need to switch to the MT2 brakes. If you didn't quite like some aspect of how the brakes work, we do stock upgrade pads for them which will give them a bit more bite and hold. As before though, the standard brakes should do the job nicely! Thanks, Mark


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