Tune Six Pack Bottom Bracket

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Super stiff
  • Easy to install
  • Ultra-long lasting design
  • Large selection of spindle sizes

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by $mokeyJoe a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2007

Strengths:    Light,titanium,servicable,solid

Weaknesses:    Once a year needs a service,alu cups wear out when assembling/disassembling many times,but are rechangeable.

Bottom Line:   
The Tune Sixpack is a titanium BB for use with the Tune FastFoot.It has a Ti axle with alu cups and special alu bolts.You'll also need a special tool from Tune,called the W2-tool.The downside is thet the cups can wear fast out when mounting/dismounting them many times.There're two versions of the W2 tool,so the rev.2 is the best one(it has longer pins that fit better in the holes of the cups)I've used this BB in many different seasons:dry,wet,snow and mud.Servicing them can be done by yourself,if you know something about DIY.Sealings of bearings could be better,but then you won't get such a light part.Servicing them is quite easy:just dismounting,cleaning,apply again some bearing grease,mount them and you're again ready to ride.At the beginning they spin a bit difficult,but once the bearings have set up a bit,they spin very freely.Stiffness hasn't been a problem for me.But i don't ride aggressively.I like to spin at high rpm's.Creaking can be solved when using copper paste while mounting,but i've never had this issue.Fixing the cranks is difficlut without any guide.
I would recommend them if you want a lightweight BB(only icw Tune's FastFoot)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   www.starbike.com

Similar Products Used:   Tune,Shimano

Bike Setup:   Lightweight Merida Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Cross Country Rider from Logan, Utah, United States

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2007

Strengths:    Smooth smooth smooth smooth smooth oh yeah and light. It looks absolutely beautiful and was hard to put in my bike because I wouldn't be able to look at it.

Weaknesses:    none experienced

Bottom Line:   
I have absolutely loved this bottom bracket. It is the smoothest I have ever used. This is also the lightest weight bottom bracket I have used and I have not noticed any flex at all. Highly recommended to anyone considering this product. Follow the provided installation instructions and you will be set for a long long time. Please see my review for the Fastfoot crankset which is located under the Tune Big Foot crankset review section. Also please note that Jeremy and Sarah Parfitt at Alchemy Bicycle Works are absolutely fantastic to work with and offer the best service and support I have ever had.

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Favorite Trail:   anything I get to ride

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Alchemy Bicycle Works

Similar Products Used:   XTR, XT, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Ti Lite with lots of Tune components (wheelset seatpost, crankset and soon to be stem and barends), XTR also use a King headset and a White Brother's Magic 80 fork

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