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Thinking of a new 29er HT and was pondering having a BB30 incorporated on it. Think this is a good idea, or will BB30 go the way of biospace rings and the dodo bird???
 

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I don't know what a BB30 is, but I know you need a new bike :thumbsup: :lol: :yikes: :thumbsup:

Hey now, I haven't bought any cycling related paraphenilia in almost a year now. Saw that the guys who have made most of my bikes have gone on their own, so I am thinkin of giving them a shot to see what they can do:D
 

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TiEndo said:
Hey now, I haven't bought any cycling related paraphenilia in almost a year now. Saw that the guys who have made most of my bikes have gone on their own, so I am thinkin of giving them a shot to see what they can do:D

Good idea. I see they left too. I have not bought anything for a few months now. In fact I am still riding a bike I got over 16 months ago. I normally change every 12 months.

I would use press fit cups.
 

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I can only speak to the BB30 on my roadie and it's pretty sweet. No complaints at all. If I were having a frame built I'd certainly consider it.
 

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Seems like the BB30 system combines the problems of integrated headsets with the lack of part availability that comes with Cannondale's "System Integration".

Are you looking at it specifically to get your feet closer together?
 

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Are you looking at it specifically to get your feet closer together?

Yes to a certain degree. But more to get extra stiffness at the bottom bracket while going with thinner rear stays for say a more compliant ride.

FSA does alot of BB30 stuff in mountain I noticed, even tho I am a shimano ho, I do like the FSA crankset I'm running on the Racer-X right now.
 

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Yes to a certain degree. But more to get extra stiffness at the bottom bracket while going with thinner rear stays for say a more compliant ride.
From the marketing and roadie reports I've been reading tonight, you probably would get that much out of it, anyway. I know what I do to bottom brackets, and personally I'd prefer if the system had a sleeve or cup to hold the bearings. For road frames with lifetime warranties, it's a great concept; I just don't know how it would hold up to mud.
 

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Funny I came across this thread as I'm researching the same thing. A new bike, either 29er or cyclocrosser with the bb30 and some other custom bits like the new drop in style headset that Form Cycles are using and also seeing if I can also get my bike built with the integrated seatpost/tube. Loved the BB30 setup on my c'dale road bike and have been using a 2x9 rotor setup on the XC rig that has a super narrow Q, the narrowness actually feels better on my knees and the bike does feel stiffer to boot.
 
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