Campagnolo Chorus (AC-H) Bottom Brackets

3.44/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00

Product Description

  • Light alloy sealed cartridge
  • Aluminum cups
  • Hollow axle
  • IT 36x24 tpi
  • BC 1,370x24 tpi
  • Available in Double or Triple Ring Crankset Compatible Model

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by ccheeseman a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2004

    Strengths:    The Campy name. Other than this product I have been very happy with campy products.

    Weaknesses:    Lack of seal quality.

    Bottom Line:   
    One statement about this product. Drain your frame. If water gets in your frame this bottom bracket's life is very limited. My first one seized completely and my second is on its way out. Now I'd be ok with this if I road in the rain daily but this is on my custom that only gets wet when I get caught out.

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    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Placid Planet Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, FSA

    Bike Setup:   Seven Alaris, Record/Chorus, Ksyrium

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by sde21 a Road Racer from Cambridge, UK

    Date Reviewed: September 19, 2003

    Strengths:    Lightweight, goes nicely with Chorus chainset.

    Weaknesses:    Not durable, not well sealed.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought the Chorus BB to match the Chorus chainset and also because it is lightweight. However after about 5000 miles it is has become very worn. Cheap Shimano BB's have lasted a lot, lot longer. On inspection I discovered that water had got into the frame and this may have contributed to the rapid wear. Therefore, the BB is not very well sealed. The Campag instructions state that you should drill a hole in the BB shell to allow water to drain out! I have bought another Chorus BB as I can't buy a suitable Shimano alternative to fit the chainset. I wait to see if it is as bad as the first.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything hilly

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Ribble Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano UN72, Shimano UN52

    Bike Setup:   Colnago Asso with assorted high-end kit.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew McLaren a Road Racer from Halifax, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Smooth Bearings, Durable product

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used sealed bearing BB's for years, still have a couple of Mavic ones that absolutely refuse to die even after lots of winter riding. So far after 2 1/2 years the Chorus unit seems to be just as durable. The first impression I had after buying cranks/ bb and installing it (replacing shimano ultegra cartridge BB) was that the threads were so well-cut on this thing, that it was like spinning your finger in the air, compared to the UN 72 (older Shimano Ultegra) BB that was in there before, which was a lot more of an effort to install/extract. This was with an italian threaded BB, I don't know if this comparison would be the same with english-threaded frames.

    It isn't the lightest BB out there, but the double-bearings on the drive side are definitely a bonus. I don't really see that the newer notched design of BB axle is in any way superior either. Bottom line is this is a fit-and forget part that should be good for many year's service!

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    Favorite Ride:   Peggy's Cove loop

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   local bike store

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Mavic, Suntour, Magic Motorcycle, etc

    Bike Setup:   Casati lugged steel frame, Campagnolo Chorus, Sachs 8sp ergo,
    3ttt bars/stem, mavic seatpost, tubular wheels

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Mark from Ormond Beach, FL, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001

    Strengths:    Straightforward installation.

    Weaknesses:    Longevity is a question.

    Bottom Line:   
    After 13k miles I'm on my third BB. The first literally grenaded at 6k miles, sounded like a can full of nuts and bolts going round and round. It gave plenty of warning, though, I just rode it until it died. I replaced the second BB recently just because I had it all apart, and it was loose but still had some miles in it. The part seems made well enough, but make sure that you keep the water away from it. I end up riding in rain frequently, and at first was forgetful about draining the BB afterwards (just remove the screw on the bottom). This makes a BIG difference in how long the part will last. For value, it's about average. For an overall rating, I'd assume that with proper care it will last about as long as any other.

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    Price Paid:    $48.00

    Purchased At:   LBD

    Similar Products Used:   None. Chourus-equipped from day 1.

    Bike Setup:   Serotta Classique with Campy Chorus, Spinergy wheels.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Peter Rhodes a Road Racer from New Hampshire

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2001

    Strengths:    Easy to install. Once you do, it is ride and forget about it. Price is not bad, weight isn't too shabby. Nice and smooth even after 14,000 miles

    Weaknesses:    None really

    Bottom Line:   
    Works wonderfully. Gotta love the plug and forget of todays BB. I used to be the King od Cup and Axle BB, but now there is really no longer a need for that. This BB is not that expensive. Relatively light, and it works extremely well. 4 stars for value (because it wasn't free)
    overall rating of the product is a big 5

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    Favorite Ride:   YES

    Price Paid:    $48.00

    Purchased At:   Excel Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano un-52, un-72,un-92

    Bike Setup:   Giant TCR with Record/Chorus mix (9-Speed). ITM Big one Stem, Pro 260 bars, Record pedals,San Marco Era saddle (awesome saddle)

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