Shimano ES-51 Bottom Bracket

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $44.99


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Product Description

Shimano ES51 Deore LX cartridge bottom bracket Spindle interface - Octalink V2 BBThreadType - English Fits FC-M752/751, FC-M571, FC-M510-8, FC-M440-8 cranks


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by elk chaser a Weekend Warrior from kelso, washington

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2011

Strengths:    have not found a bb last this long on any of the bikes i have wore out....

Weaknesses:    non....

Bottom Line:   
excellent bb. solid after 5 years and almost 300 miles of riding on rough logging roads, in the rain,snow,mud....and packing upto 200lbs. of rider and gear...and sometimes 100lbs of wild game, total weight, you do the math....finaly gave up the ghost...started creaking too much to sneak up on the critters...

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Favorite Trail:   580

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Cycle Shop


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brent a Cross Country Rider from calgary, alberta, canada

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2005

Strengths:    Works- an invisible component for two years of solid cross-country riding

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy, not as pretty as raceface or truvative when you have it out of the bike and in your hand :-)

Bottom Line:   
After reading all the disastrous reviews for other BBs that cost a lot more (and promised a lot more), I thought I had to weigh in for this model- I've used it hard for two years and have had no issues. I hate the Strongarm cranks Specialized put on this Epic and I am therefore looking to go to something more upmarket, but I will probably end up staying with this BB and shimano's octalink system.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   old XT BBs, truvativ gigapipe

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Disk, mostly stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from Wash. D.C.

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2004

Strengths:    Actually,it is not that heavy.Fited like glove on my worn frame.I had some problems with the previous one/it was some unknown brand,pro bracket or somethin'/but this one is good.feels solid on drops.no sounds yet.

Weaknesses:    none so far.colour maybe?naaah...

Bottom Line:   
a good bb. worth every penny. and there aren't that many pennies in $20.

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Favorite Trail:   IS ALL GOOD

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   the squaretaper one/es 50 was it?/,some truvatrives,one bontrager,one raceface/the best!/

Bike Setup:   2002 4500 trek with following upgrades- xt disk hubs on original matrix 750 rims/heavy but unexpectedly durable/, lx crankset w racef. bash,avid 185 disk br. front.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Billy a Cross Country Rider from Knoxville, TN

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2004

Strengths:    It spins. Octalink is a good interface; screw that square-taper stuff.

Bottom Line:   
I don't really have much to say. The best thing I can say about this BB is that it's in there, and I don't ever think about it. Never squeaks or sticks, there's no play at the spindle-crank interface, it just works. There are lighter BBs out there, but I'm hanging onto this one until it stops spinning.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came stock on bike

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakota XC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Max Cooper a Racer from Providence RISD

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2003

Strengths:    Takes a lickin' doesn't creak much

Weaknesses:    o.k. it creaks sometimes

Bottom Line:   
So I bought the POS jamis and rode it for a week, stripped it and used the parts. The LX cranik and this BB withstood 3 years of serious abuse. I've since replaced teh BB with the same one and it kicks ass. I'm a roadie/sprinter who rides a single speed Sant Cruz . Lots o' torque, plus I've learned in spectatcular fashion how to drop Lincoln Woods rocks to flat and this BB is still alive. I think i killed the last one in the winter. Not it's fault so much. TRuvativ broke in ONE DAY! Put this one back on, BUY SHIMANO< EVIL EMPIRE GETS IT RIGHT just about every time
maybe it's heavy who really cares, take your derailers off

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Favorite Trail:   Big River

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Hellshow

Bike Setup:   1 speed wheelies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Buckley, Wa usa

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap. Its still working just fine. No noises or slop.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
How do you spend 50 words on a bottom bracket that works. Thats it. It continues to work. No noise and no slop yet. Its only been 3 months though. All my trail riding has been in the wet muddy season with this bottom bracket. I'm big and I torque hard. Its different then the UN-72 as you can see through(hollow) from one end of the crank to the other.

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Favorite Trail:   Flowing...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Jenson Usa

Similar Products Used:   Other shimano's

Bike Setup:   Lx cranks. One with a 51 and other 2 have UN 72's.

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