Hope Ceramic Road Bottom Bracket The eagerly anticipated road specific external bottom bracket is now available. The machined aluminium cups hold ceramic bearings in stainless races. These custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable which give much greater life span than stock units. The bearings are made (as all our bearings are) by INA and have been designed to run directly on the crankset axle, without the use of shims or spacers - again increasing life and reliability. Hope use a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings. Center Tube Colour - Gunsmoke Available with British thread only Buy Hope Ceramic Road Bottom Brackets from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
My Sworks sl4 Tarmac (key line color) came with ceramic speed bearings as indicated by the lettering on both sides of the bottom bracket. Yet, I when I see other similar sl4s...2013 models, I don't see those same ceramic speed inscriptions. Just wondering exactly when Specialized included ceramic sp ... Read More »
So I'm building my bike and have a new FSA 8200 Ceramic BB and FSA SL-K light triple. I realized that I didn't have a torque wrench with the necessary torque spec for the cranks, so I took everything to a close LBS I like. The mechanic said that the BB is 68/73, and requires three 2.5mm spacers for ... Read More »
Long time campy hub fan, they have always just seemed to roll faster than anything else I've ridden...not very scientific I know. Still I tend to descend faster then my riding partners even those that are heavier than me. Again not very scientific. Still I think they are faster, can't convince me ot ... Read More »
Thanks for the advice on the rims, now my question is...do I spring for Ceramic bearings? I can afford them, will it improve either the feel, quality or performance of my ride? Or is it just a gimmick?Read More »