Race Face Signature DH Bottom Bracket

3.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $115.00


Product Description

Designed exclusively for Downhill/Dual Slalom racing, these BB’s are manufactured from M12 spindles and are available in a multitude of large sizes to fit the biggest bikes on the planet. And in keeping with the trend of downhill riders finally shedding some weight, we’ve designed the Signature DH to be the strongest bottom bracket on the market while keeping weight at a modest level.

Features:
  • ISIS Drive
  • CNC machined, heat treated hollow M12 chromoly spindle
  • Shot peened finish for strength and nickel plating for corrosion resistance
  • Double row angular contact bearings
  • Proprietary non side loading design
  • Forged and CNC’d aluminum cups and reinforcing sleeve
  • Heat treated stainless steel crank stopper
  • 8 independent seals to keep out contaminants
  • Offset drive side fixed cup to accommodate chain guide systems.

    Sizes: 118 mm 128 mm 143 mm
    Weight: 285g 300g 325g Shell
    Compatibility:68/73mm 68/73mm 100mm only


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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by synchro a Downhiller from north van bc

    Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

    Strengths:    strongest isis bb on the market.

    Weaknesses:    most expensive isis bb on the market.

    Bottom Line:   
    the signature bb is the best isis bb there is. while pricey, it also represents the best value for the money as the bearings are replaceable. why spend more money on a whole new bb when you can just pop in a new set of bearings for $10.

    i've had one on my dh bike for over two year and its been flawless. i just put one on my hardtail rig too.

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    Favorite Trail:   5th horseman

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   truvative

    Bike Setup:   team shore w/monsters, torrent w/slider

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Ben Dover a Downhiller from Colorado

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2004

    Strengths:    I have experienced no problems with this bottom bracket. It has been on my hardtail for the last 6 months and I have not had it loosen up, or show any signs of failure at all.

    Weaknesses:    None at all

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the most expensive bb on the market, but its also the best on the market.

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    Favorite Trail:   A good one

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano crap

    Bike Setup:   Surly

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by adrian a Weekend Warrior from cornwall

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2004

    Strengths:    Stiff, strong, lightweight, bits my Tomac 100mm shell DH rig

    Weaknesses:    None (well maybe the price, they aint cheap)

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome BB. Have had no issues with this BB despite what the guys say below. I know RF had some teething problems with the first DH BBs but I've been running this for 2 DH seasons and it's just now about to embark on it's third. That's good VFM IMHO.
    I'd recommend it, I've been pleased with ISIS overall, I used to have serious headaches with square taper BBs

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Tomac 204 magnum, RF NS cranks, Marzocchi monster forks

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from Burlington, VT

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2003

    Strengths:    Lasted all summer with someone learning to ride on some pretty hardcore stuff. Lots of drops, tons of DH, bad landings, you name it.

    Weaknesses:    It broke at the end of the summer! Lock ring requires a special tool which is a little bit annoying.

    Bottom Line:   
    It's a good bottom bracket but I have to send it back in cause it broke.

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    Favorite Trail:   BHS

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   www.jensonusa.com

    Similar Products Used:   RaceFace Evolve XC BB... No wonder that one broke!

    Bike Setup:   Bullit, Boxxer Team, North Shore DH Cranks...

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Joe Mailhot a Downhiller from Auburn, Me. U.S.A.

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2002

    Strengths:    it worked for a few days

    Weaknesses:    It is no good. The drive side uses tiny bearings, not regular sealed bearings. The drive side bearings all ate sh** and got flattened. I kept riding and they chewed through the bb cup and my spindle was really loose.
    Customer service sounded like they wanted to help and even made a rush job to get it me a new one in a week for a race. (thats when they answered the phone. But I called two days before my race and "oops" it never left shipping. I missed the DH race.


    Bottom Line:   
    I thought race face had a reputation for unbreakable products. Especially if it has the word signature DH. I guess they will put their signature on pieces of sh**. I missed a DH race thats part of a points series because they messed up in shipping. f*** that. Buy a truvative or fsa. You will save money and have a better product.

    Hi, my name is Joe, and I am anti-race face.

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    Favorite Trail:   sunday river, Me.

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   pedal power

    Similar Products Used:   truvative DH splined

    Bike Setup:   giant Dh comp. a couple mods.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Ron from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Its Race Face and it looks cool.

    Weaknesses:    Its a piece of crap. The berrings were completely destroyed within like 3 weeks. Whatever happened to that Race Face reputation? Aren't they supposed to be like the best? I have lost all faith in them now. My friend's Race Face bb also was broken. The spindle in his just completely siezed.

    Bottom Line:   
    My respect for Race Face has definately gone way down.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Cycles St. Laurent

    Similar Products Used:   other Race Face and Shimano bbs.

    Bike Setup:   Giant Team DH 2002. Shiver. Front MODO wheel. Rear Sun Ringle 12mm hub with D521 rim. Truvativ DH crankset. XTR rear derailler. Syncros stem and seat post. ODI Lock-ons. Axiom pedals.

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