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The Best Corded Vacuums 2020: Shark Navigator NV365E Or Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2?

Most people are most familiar with the tall, solid shape of corded vacuums. After all, before the fancy cordless vacuum cleaners came along, they were the only choice on the market for families. Nowadays, vacuuming technology has progressed a lot, and along with that, there are now many different models and brands on the market to pick from.

The two best vacuum brands on the market at the moment are Shark and Dyson, respectively with the NV365E and the Ball Multi Floor 2 as arguably their best products. With glowing recommendations from everyone, which one should have the honour of being your next vacuum cleaner for the next couple of years?

Let’s find out in this comparison article.

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Shark Navigator Lift Away NV365E

The NV365E has plenty of cleaning power to spare, as well as a compact and lightweight profile. It is a good vacuum cleaner that can fit in just about any family.

During use, the powerful suction power from the heavy-duty electric motor inside can definitely surprise. We have tested the cleaning performance of the NV365E ourselves and found that it did brilliantly on both bare, hardwood floors and carpets of various thicknesses. It managed to deep-clean down to the roots of the thickest carpets and rugs that we could find, and that says a lot about its cleaning potential.


If your household has allergy sufferers, the NV365E is integrated with patented Anti-Allergen Complete Seal tech to trap all dirt, dust, debris, allergens, and irritants that the vacuum might have sucked up along the way. Additionally, it’s also equipped with a HEPA filter to improve further the filtration efficiency, which promises to capture 99.9% of all dirt particles and molecules passing through it.

The one downside that it’s got is that although the design is beautiful and looks modern, it is not well-balanced. It tips over easily while it’s operating, especially with attachments and tips in place.

Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2

The first thing that anyone would have noticed about the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is its unorthodox design.

The ball-like design allows the user to flexibly steer these
The Best Vacuum Cleaners in just about any direction, and as a result, these vacuum can reach places that your ordinary vacuums can’t hope to reach. This capability is strengthened further with the extension wand that can be quickly attached and detached from the tip. With this handy tool, you can reach the high ceiling with little problems.

Aside from the great maneuverability, the Ball Multi Floor 2 also boasts exceptional suction power and cleaning potential. The way it breezes through hardwood floors, carpets, and rugs with ease while being such a lightweight vacuum cleaner is quite surprising.


It’s also a convenient and easy to use vacuum cleaner. When you have finished a cleaning session, emptying the internal dust cup is as simple as pressing a button. The vacuum has an array of filters and seals in place to protect users who are asmatic or allergic. We don’t really need to test this ability, though, as it’s got a certificate from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The one drawback of this design is that it doesn’t play well with high-pile carpets, like the NV356E does.


So which one is the Best Rated Vacuum Cleaner
to get? If your house has a lot of carpets, especially thick ones, the NV365E is an obvious choice. On the other hand, if your house has mostly bare floors or low to medium-pile carpets and rugs, thanks to ergonomics and better ease of use, the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 would be the better option.
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Retrobike Rider

it may say the length MM113 DL- etc stamped on the axle, near where it goes into the shell.
it might not, but just measure it.

or post up some pictures and the make and model of the crank.


Dyna-Tech Fan

If you look on Sheldon Brown's website there's a long list of cranksets and the required bb length that goes with them.
Alternatively a cheap micrometer, or a trip to LBS and ask them to measure it