I got my Avid bb7 road calipers and disks in today! Footprints are free, but really nice bike parts cost many frog skins.These will replace my Avid Juicy 5 hydraulics because there is no way to mount the levers on my drop bars (also coming soon!). They look pretty sturdy, and I think they will work just fine. I had reservations at first about putting road calipers on my mtn/ touring bike, but apparently all of Avids brakes are built strong enough to be used for downhill racing, so they should be able to stop me + 30 lbs of gear at 30 mph. One hopes.
The Levers: Cane Creek Drop V's
The drops bars I've chosen are the Salsa Bell Laps. There are mixed reviews about them, but the type of bars one chooses is a very personal decision- and theres no way to tell if you'll like them without trying them. I just ordered those from my local bike shop (LBS) and my bar end shifters are also on the way from JensonUSA.com