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 Post subject: What bottom bracket?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:53 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I'm looking for a new bb for my winter bike. I've got a set of XTR M770 cranks to fit, which means a change is needed (and the old one is getting a bit creaky!).
Any suggestions over the usual shimano offerings?


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 Post subject: Re: What bottom bracket?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:23 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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What is wrong with the usual Shimano offerings? I have been impressed with them, cheap too!


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 Post subject: Re: What bottom bracket?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:31 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Harryburgundy wrote:
What is wrong with the usual Shimano offerings? I have been impressed with them, cheap too!


Nothing really.
I agree, I've seen XT models for £20 new, so it's a hard one to beat.
Just seeing what other options people have tried, and liked


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 Post subject: Re: What bottom bracket?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:20 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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Like my hope ones. Have found raceface ones (and shimano) to wear out quickly. Very variable though.


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 Post subject: Re: What bottom bracket?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:55 pm 
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...I've had XTR BB90 bottom brackets and have nothing but good to stuff to say about them...yeah you could get a hope one for 3 or 4 times the price... but the one on my '08 rift zone I had on for over 2 years and was still going strong! I have just replaced the same model XTR BB on my carbon 29er thinking this was the problem with some creaky sounds that I was getting...it wasn't! So I have a spare XTR BB going if your interested...less than 6 months use! :wink:

Doug


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