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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:24 pm 
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I agree, that is still a very short time. Mine did less than 500 miles as I recall, ss again.

You can get them second hand for cheaper. All mine have been second hand but good condition. Normally about £30.
The raceface ones don't rate so well either but can be serviced too.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:37 pm 
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What Shimano one as it? I had a Deore one in my Lopes 4X that literally lasted five or six rides! All of which were short.

My Saint one on the SX seems to be lasting well. Race Face ones get a bad press, but the ones I've have had have been pretty good.

Don't think you can go wrong with a Hope one from the reports I've seen...I'm too tight so keep buying Shimano ones and replacing them every couple of years. If I could justifying, I'd buy a King because their bearings are ace (or have been in my experience).


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Shimano one Deore I think, lasted 2 months
Race Face X type xc race - this lasted 12 months


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:45 pm 
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I think the Deore ones are poo...which is probably why I paid twelve quid for it from CRC. XT and above have always been good in my experiences.

My current Race Face one in the BFe seems to be holding up well.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Think I will buy a couple of decent ones and be done with it, sure it will be cheaper in the long term


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I think you're right.

When my Saint one does die, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a descent one. It'll probably be a Hope one because sixty quid or so is bearable.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:07 pm 
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......and you can swap it out if you sell the bike for a cheaper one!


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:05 am 
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I have a Hope Ceramic on my Trek and it has been running fine for 18 months or so with the odd seal lift and regrease, that is on 5 - 10 miles a day on it. It was used but looked virtually brand new.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom Bracket help
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:56 am 
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Hope SS and call it a day.


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