Race Face Taper lock Titanium Bottom Bracket

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $105.49


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2005

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    flexy, poor seal, developed clunk

Bottom Line:   
I am 150lbs and this bottom bracket flexes like crazy. I am on a single speed so there is a little extra stress there but at my weight that is unacceptable. also, the seals suck donkey balls.

I am going to slap a cheaper and better un72 in there tomorrow.

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Favorite Trail:   prarie view

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Similar Products Used:   un72, race face deus, bonty isis, octalink

Bike Setup:   Rigid singlespeed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by C Dub from Canada

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2003

Strengths:    wieght

Weaknesses:    there is nothing like being at the bigest reace of the season and have your bottom braket explode, litteraly. even better when you are a mechanic for 5 years and everyone knows you never have mechanicals on the trail. When I say explode i mean explode, so much in fact the bearings wore developed play, broke, than the axel of the bb started to wear away on the bb cups, why did i not stop, well there was nothing I cound do to fix it so I finished the race, i ahd to run up every hill.

Bottom Line:   
I have been running shimano ever since and I am always happy. I can't wait for kings bb to come out. As for race face headset (SL) it worked just as well. I think I am the only person that owns a Rocky Mountian with no piece on it Race Face. I make a point of doing so.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Soggy Biscuit a Cross Country Rider from Sumatra, Indonesia

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

Strengths:    Light, easy to install (uses standard Shimano tool) Bearings are standard 6003 cartridge bearings and easy to remove and replace. The extra seal in front of the cartridge does a very good job of keeping crud out of the sealed bearing.

Weaknesses:    I had to replace the bearings in my hardtail (drive side bearing developed too much play) after about 1 1/2 year (riding about 100 km or more per week.) I ride in lots of mud and rain. I only weigh 150 lb so I think that it is just a weak bearing design. After bearing replacement, no problems (but I did switch this bike to be a road/commuter bike.) I got a fs bike with same ti taperlock BB and got a bearing creak after less than a year. The aluminum cup threads galled in the frame shell and I had to get the threads chased. I think that I'll try another BB design for the replacement.

Bottom Line:   
Good product but not ideal. It is a compromise in weight and strength that would be ok for someone who did not ride hard lots in wet and mud.

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Favorite Trail:   elephantville

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Hi-Tech bikes - San Diego

Similar Products Used:   UN-72

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth, Raceface Next, Sram x.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by n peter a Cross Country Rider from san diego

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Strengths:    one of the less flexy Ti BB's. Has worked flawlessly for well over 3 yrs. of year-round riding. lighter overall than ISIS spline systems.

Weaknesses:    need to use TI antiseize on tapers for best results.

Bottom Line:   
Over 3 yrs ago i got these since they were state of the art then; since then, ISIS (and Shimano) spline drives have kinda taken over but i've concluded that for XC / light freeriding, these are still the best way to go. I did have to replace the RF bearings (after about 2 yrs) with some Enduro bearings (supposedly, the best there is) and it's all goood. I use Ti AntiSeize on the tapers; unlike grease, this doesn't wash off. I get no creaks, no problems at all. I weigh 190 lbs. and tend to crank pretty hard on hills but don't do big drops. Some mfgs. went 'stupid light' w/ their Ti BB's, but RF kept the axle a little beefier & i'm glad they did.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   n. of the border

Similar Products Used:   white, shimano XT

Bike Setup:   raceface turbine LP's. Frame: Ellsworth Truth

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Wallace a Racer from Smoulder, CO

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2002

Strengths:    Light, strong, adjustable

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great product, I have no need to switch to isis until this gives out. I have to tighten periodically and grease it and clean it after riding in mud but that's it! It has performed beautifully and this is a great combo with next lp cranks.

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Favorite Trail:   Colorado Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Similar Products Used:   XT


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vinny a Weekend Warrior from Massachusettes

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002

Strengths:    Super light super strong and very very smooth.

Weaknesses:    180 lb limit

Bottom Line:   
This b/b is wicked sweet. ive had my friends bet me that their splined b/b is lighter and we tookem out and weighed them and i beat them all. the only thing is they wouldnt use titanium b/c your not supposed to jump with them. i dont really pay attention to them, i do huge drops and huge jumps and theres no cracks, and no strress marks but im only 130 so i dont come close tho the limit. the bearings are very smooth and are easily repleaceable so im a very happy person. i dont think the trials rider would want this just maybe the xc weight freak whos not too heavy.

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Favorite Trail:   big drops

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   bike express

Similar Products Used:   almost every b/b available

Bike Setup:   xt everything, rhyno lite rims, avid mech disc, judy sl, ritchey cranks

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