SRAM Team GXP Bottom Bracket

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Easy to install, but wears out quickly

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The Good:

Installs with no hassles. Finish quality is excellent.

The Bad:

Durability is not as good as expected.

Overall Review:

Over two years, I went through a surprising number of these bottom brackets on my cross-country bike. The durability of the bearings was never quite satisfactory. I was running a Truvativ Stylo crankset, and these bottom brackets inevitably developed play after a few months of riding. They were also prone to creaking if not thoroughly greased and tightened. On the bright side, I never had an issue with installation or removal. The cups spun in without any problems, and whenever I needed to re-grease or replace the cups I could back them out without undue effort. However, this doesn't change the fact that these bottom Read More »

Overall Review:

Over two years, I went through a surprising number of these bottom brackets on my cross-country bike. The durability of the bearings was never quite satisfactory. I was running a Truvativ Stylo crankset, and these bottom brackets inevitably developed play after a few months of riding. They were also prone to creaking if not thoroughly greased and tightened. On the bright side, I never had an issue with installation or removal. The cups spun in without any problems, and whenever I needed to re-grease or replace the cups I could back them out without undue effort. However, this doesn't change the fact that these bottom brackets didn't hold up well on my bike. Every one I bought was disappointing.

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BB Tech at its Finest

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The Good:

Simple and Sturdy

The Bad:

Moveable washer outside easy to loose

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I've run this same BB on two different sets of Truvativ Descendant cranks. This BB came stock with the crankset and its worked great. I haven't had to mess with them since the original install. Sometimes the washer on the outside ends of the BB can slip off when installing, and its easy to loose if you not paying attention.

Overall Review:

I've run this same BB on two different sets of Truvativ Descendant cranks. This BB came stock with the crankset and its worked great.  I haven't had to mess with them since the original install.  Sometimes the washer on the outside ends of the BB can slip off when installing, and its easy to loose if you not paying attention.

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Vital MTB member royalbomber
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Miscellaneous Left and right bottom bracket bearing cup set for use on Giga X Pipe(GXP) cranks. Works on both road or mtn frames/cranks Includes two spacers that are only needed for installing a MTB crankset on 68mm bottom bracket shell; spacers are not needed for road cranks Updated GutterSeal improves sealing while reducing drag. Includes left and right cups, plastic center seal/space shell with o-rings English threading(standard on mtb)
Price $24.99
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