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    Avid single digt 7 price

    I am going to update my old mountain bike brakes and levers with some Avid single digit 7 components.
    The price on Cambria for brakes alone is twice the cost for a complete set on ebay.
    Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the components? I like the thought of saving money, but am leery about the set on ebay.


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Avid-Single...-/262840052624

    Cambria Bike | Avid | Single Digit 7 Brake

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    'brifter' is a lame word.
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    Same brakes. Don't worry too much about ebay, they ALWAYS side w/ the buyer if there are any problems.
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    Thanks!

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    everyone is ditching linear pull for disc, so the value on rim brakes has tanked. Thats why they are so cheap now on ebay. Cambria though still has to cover their cost. And I wouldn't be suprised if their price is near the wholesale price. Margins on components are slim.

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    I love Avid levers, if I had a reason to buy these I would. But I already have SD SLs on one bike and old 1.9Ls on another that I like.

    Agree with cxwrench on eBay sentiment for this listing. Buy with confidence. Just keep in mind it's OEM and you won't get fancy retail box.

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    I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. I looked at both links.

    Cambria is charging $27.30 for a front V-brake caliper, $28.60 for the rear.

    The eBay seller, Originbike, is charging $60 for a pair of V-brake calipers which equates to $30 per caliper. They are charging $85 for the whole set including levers.

    Where do you see the big savings on one vendor over the other?
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    Dude you're totally right. I think the issue is eBay is a little misleading about how price is shown before you make a selection in dropdown box.

    This thread has made me go down to the garage and ogle my MTB brakes, though.

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    You are right....

    [QUOTE=Lombard;5227035]I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. I looked at both links.

    Yesterday I saw the $29.00 price and the picture showing the full set of components without looking closely- I assumed that was the price for the full set which was silly of me.
    I didn't notice the "Select" box where it gives options such as the levers only or a full set so the prices at Cambria are basically the same.

    I will nonetheless order the full set on eBay for $85.00 as I have heard a lot of positives for the brakes.

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    Hold the phone, though... Cambria also has the levers and when you add it all up price is similar... but the key thing is you'll get shipping from USA instead of overseas so the stuff may come much sooner if you go with Cambria.

    Cambria Bike | Avid | Speed Dial 7 Brake Lever
    Cambria Bike | Avid | Single Digit 7 Brake

    I'm still a proponent of eBay overall, just wanted to point this out.

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