Spied! Prototype Avid BB7 Road SL Mechanical Disc Brakes
You never know what you’ll find walking around Eurobike. Sometimes prototypes and future products are hiding in plain sight, like these presumably MY 2013 Avid BB7 Road SL mechanical disc brakes.
Visually, there’s not a ton to differentiate them other than perhaps a slightly more chiseled body. The plates that bolt to the fork/frame look a hair thinner and the outer face of the rotating arm seems a bit slimmer, too. Word on the street is it gets titanium hardware, and there’s not much to dislike about the dark chrome finish. Rumor has it we’ll know quite a bit more about these in short order. More pics, anyone?
The black adjustment knobs should go much better with today’s current crop of stealthy road bikes…and with SRAM’s various road groups. Just for comparison, here’s the current BB7 Road: