SRAM Pressfit GXP Bottom Bracket

1.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00

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Product Description

AllowsThe for installation of SRAM/Truvativ GXP cranksets on MTB frames/bikes usingThe PressFit standard. Stainless steel bearings Works with PressFit frames with 92mm wide unthreaded bb shell and 41mm inside diameter For use with GXP cranksets(SRAM orTruvativ) Ships withTruvativ packaging

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Norm Deplume a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2014

Strengths:    Fits as it should without adapters.

Weaknesses:    Poor durability

Bottom Line:   
Replaced the Shimano bottom bracket that came with my frame with this SRAM BB for a better fit. The shop that built the bike had used paper thin plastic spacers to shim up the Shimano BB, which quickly melted away as I rode. This caused a wobble and eventually the bearings wore out. It is hard to say which BB performed better because of this installation issue. I was surprised that this GXP bracket's bearings wore out after less than a single season of riding. They now make a clicking noise. I removed the crank and, sure enough, the bearings feel rough when turned by hand. I am a 235 lb. rider, but I do not ride aggressively, and have not exposed this BB to mud, rain, or a lot of dust. I ride 20 miles a week on this bike at the most.

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Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano BB92, Shimano Hollowtech 2, Race Face X-type Team XC

Bike Setup:   2012 Trek Superfly AL Elite. 1X9 drivetrain with Truvativ Stylo 1.1 180mm crankset.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom Robinson a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2013

Strengths:    None that I am aware of

Weaknesses:    Wore out in less than 6 months of use

Bottom Line:   
Supplied as original equipment on my 2012 Epic. I have never worn out a BB before in less than 4 years use in my life. The bearings felt stiff after 3 months use. I guess they had gone a bit rusty. They freed off with a backward and forward spin of the cranks. 3 months later there was detectable play, and they needed replacing! When I took the crank out, the left hand inner race was seized on to the shaft and had to be ground off. What a nightmare. I replaced the bearings from a bearing supplier and all working well now. I am unimpressed by BB30. I can only see that it saves money in production, and has no benefit to the owner.

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Similar Products Used:   Hope BB excellent
Many different Shimano variants - good
Race Face - lasted 2 years then sheared the drive side splines

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 2012

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