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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:10 pm 
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I need to replace the FSA Mego Exo BB on my 2008 Kula as one side seized and in now really grinchy after cleaning (this was one seriously muddy ride, but I'd expect more really). So what's good value, wont size at the first sight of mud and will work with the FSA Moto chainset?
I'm thinking Deore or XT/SLX but is there something else?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Is fsa use the same size axle as shimano/raceface?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:32 pm 
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XTs are £25 at Evans, or £35 for an XTR...
I didn't know you could get XTR anything for £35...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:23 pm 
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M770(? I forget the number) XT external BB. The only advantage of the raceface BB is the bearigs are replaceable in that they sell the plastic covers as spares. Shimano BB's have no spares so bearing removal will neccisate removal of the plastic cover and it might break. All external BB use 6805 bearings.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:25 pm 
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You need the tool to remove the bb bearings raceface says?

xt bb for hollow tech is bb70. BB50 for deore etc. although i think all slx come with bb70.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Race Face used to last 5 mins at the most. Shimano's are better nowdays but i always find it's worth spending the extra on hope. Been running one 24 months on my Swift now no problems.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Average Mark wrote:
Race Face used to last 5 mins at the most. Shimano's are better nowdays but i always find it's worth spending the extra on hope. Been running one 24 months on my Swift now no problems.


Agree. Buy a Hope


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Raceface wont last 5min. I've had nowt but bother with them. I now use saint and SLX i'm 6'5 and not much change out of 19st with no bother at all.
SLX, XT and Saint all use the same bearings but the Saint and SLX use a longer drive side threaded cup.
SLX are bb70 also.

If you can afford Hope get one, you won't be disappointed.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Phil Wood is nice, King is fine too, bought Pace for my GF's bike and they look very well sealed but not really tested hard yet ;) .......don't like the Shimano's, they wear fast but not as fast as RaceFace or Truvativ :?

good offer on the Pace:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=46330


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Hope all the way, not a problem at all with mine.


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