unknown Diabolus X-Type BB Bottom Bracket

2.56/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 115 grams

Product Description

Designed to be used with your Diabolus or Evolve DH crankset, the FR/DH BB cups are built for hardcore freeriders and DH racers. Manufactured from high strength aluminum and featuring twice the number of ball bearings than our competitors, the Diabolus BB cups are also compatible with Shimano’s external system, making for a great upgrade.

  • Forged and CNC Machined from 7050 aluminum.
  • Features 35% more thread engagement and substantially thicker walls than the Atlas cups for greater durability in big-hit situations.
  • Massive external bearings have 35% larger ball bearings than internal systems, yielding vastly improved durability.
  • Double sealed cartridge bearings feature a special full-complement construction. This doubles the amount of ball bearings in the cartridge and effectively doubles the load carrying capacity of the bearing.
  • Interchangeable with Shimano’s XTR, XT and Saint BB cups.

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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jb a Weekend Warrior from uk

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2008

    Strengths:    Colour

    Weaknesses:    Seals

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the third race face bb in a year. Went with the black all mountain jobie first( total cheese), thought the gold one would be more durable,big mistake(bought two just in case the first was a lemon).
    If you ride your bike year round in the UK then steer clear full stop. You will be disappointed with the reliability. The seals let all the crap in and become notchy in no time.Three months is pushing it in the winter time and at 35 quid a pop they become expensive. The strength is good for jumps and drops but so what if the seals can't cope with the weather. I actually think the crappy shimano ones are better and thats saying something.
    I'm going to try the new hope offering, looks good. (My only worry is the metal bearing sitting on the shaft, maybe a problem if corrosion does get in).

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    Favorite Trail:   Traquaire

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Similar Products Used:   shimano hollotech II

    Bike Setup:   160mm front and back

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by patrick bird a Weekend Warrior from Manchester, England

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

    Strengths:    Apparent durability, bling colour

    Weaknesses:    useless, useless seals

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought these as an upgrade after I went through two sets of Hollowtech II BB's in a year hoping they would be burlier. I rode with them on for about a month and then the non-drive side completely seized, really disappointing.

    I have stripped them down and re-greased in a desperate effort to get them running which worked for one ride, now they've seized again. The seals are rubbish on these things, there's one little plastic cover then a rubber covered washer over the bearings!

    They might be burly but they aren't up to the most basic job.

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    Favorite Trail:   Glentress

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $66.00

    Purchased At:   hub in the Forest

    Similar Products Used:   Hollowtech II

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert 07

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jeffro a Weekend Warrior from Tucson

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2007

    Strengths:    they were fine while they lasted

    Weaknesses:    I bought these beefier Race Face bottom bracket cups because my RaceFace Atlas cranks had one side bearing seize up after less than a year. Now the drive side bearing seized... Looks like bad seals are the culprit. It's dusty in AZ and when it rains there are serious water crossings... these blow. Buying Phil Wood bearings and having them put it.

    Bottom Line:   
    The "full complement" bearing idea is just cheaper than running a cage inside. Plus the "double seals" that Race Face claims.. well.. they suck. One is a plastic washer and the other is a thin metal washer covered with rubber... no labyrinth.. nothing...

    crap durability.. but cheap I guess...

    But Shimano ones at least.. they have better seals and a cage inside to hold the balls. All XType are interchangeable.

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    Favorite Trail:   Green Mtn/Bug Spring

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by colin mortson a Downhiller from burbank

    Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

    Strengths:    I dont know just replaced after 6 months I didnt want to wait for race face to warranty.

    Weaknesses:    comes loose on drive side after riding for 6 months it was junk hopefully just a bad batch but with raceface this is weak.

    Bottom Line:   
    buy it if you take risks as I did I hope this new one works or RACE FACE IS GONNA GET AN EARFULL they are suppose to be the best out under whos rating I dont know.

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    Favorite Trail:   G SPOT

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $27.00

    Purchased At:   PRICE POINT

    Similar Products Used:   grafton,lx,xts ect. and never bb problems

    Bike Setup:   MOUNTAIN CYCLE SIN,AVALANCHE FRONT and rear suspension the BEST, CRUSHER wheels,hope mono 6 ti brakes,easton bars seatpost stem,diaboulos cranks,minion tires,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Shaker666 a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC

    Date Reviewed: February 14, 2007

    Strengths:    Quality of machine work is second to none. Extremely rigid materials and durable finish as demonstrated by numerous intimate meetings with rocks. Excellent engineering design and doesn't require special tools for crank removal.

    Weaknesses:    Installation manual doesn't mention how to remove cranks.

    Bottom Line:   
    There's nothing wrong with these cranks at all. They're extremely durable and light for what they are. They're on the high end expensive side, but if you can afford it and want the security of a crankset that's not going to break regardless of what you throw at it, this the probably the best option. Major advantage to be able to remove the cranks without using a crank puller. Has a self puller mechanism attached to it. Definitely flirts with the unaffordable side of things, though.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Various Shimano and Truvativ cranksets.

    Bike Setup:   Devinci Ollie: 888RC2, e.Thirteen DRS guide, Blackspire 22T stainless Chuck Ring, Diabolous X-type crank, BB, and spider, Daredevil flats

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Griffin from Maryland

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 2006

    Strengths:    pretty, solid feel

    Weaknesses:    Im 135 lbs and i blew this bottom bracket wothin 2 monts of use. I havent hit anything bigger than some solid 4 foot drops and some nice staircase transitions on my bike. Hopefully this is just a defect.

    Bottom Line:   
    Ive heard good things, this is supposed to be the most durable BB you can buy, but If I can destroy it with some light freeriding than its no good, its on its way back to raceface to see if it was defective or not. Good thing its still under warranty.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Race face Evolve XC X-Type, no problems

    Bike Setup:   2006 Rocky MOuntain Switch 3.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ally burden a Downhiller from Glasgoe

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

    Strengths:    looks awsome, strong as hell, smooth rotation and makes you feal alot safer on the bike because your cranks are solidly in place

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    awsome downhill proformance

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    Favorite Trail:   fort william or my secret trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Bike Setup:   scott high octane, raceface evolve dh cranks, diabolus bb, manatou stance king pin forks, manitou metal rear shock hayes 9 rear, hope m4 front, scott stem, truvativ hozenfeller bars, deore gears

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Felix a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2006

    Strengths:    Good looks..

    Weaknesses:    BB jam, bearings loose. No good at all!
    Use for only road rides of 10km a day. Useless BB. Please don't buy!!

    Bottom Line:   
    Just don't buy the Raceface X-Type stuff. Crap! Waste of $$.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   FSA Ti, Campag Voloce, Shimano Dura Ace, Ultegra, Deore, XT, etc

    Bike Setup:   XC bike converted for Urban commuter

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by matt a Downhiller from ab, canada

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2006

    Strengths:    everything basically

    Weaknesses:    over time it wears down, but what BB dosen't

    Bottom Line:   
    this produced is alot better than most other products on the market right now, so if you can get the money to pay for it, I say, go for it. its a real bang for your buck.

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    Favorite Trail:   kerplop

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   bowcycle

    Similar Products Used:   truvative, shimano, ect

    Bike Setup:   sinister ridge, 66rc, diablous, e13 sts.

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