Phil Wood Stainless Steel Bottom Bracket Bottom Brackets

4.7/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.00

Product Description

- 17 mm Proprietary Heat-Treated Stainless Steel spindle for maximum durability & minimum flex - Provided with Phil Spec’d tm sealed cartridge bearings in models for both 68 and 73mm BB shells - Unique trademark cupped flats for crank arm retention with a shell designed to seal out contamination - Wide bearing separation provides maximum spindle rigidity with cups providing 5 mm of added adjustment - Requires Phil cartridge cups & Phil installation tool

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by damian Faulkner a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2010

Strengths:    Thought this was the best on the market

Weaknesses:    Proved not to be the best on the market,support was poor only replied to email after I purchased replacement part.

Bottom Line:   
Phil Wood Bottom Bracket

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Favorite Ride:   Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   net

Similar Products Used:   Campag

Bike Setup:   Colnago frame with Campag group set

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jacek rudowski a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2010

Strengths:    there is nothing on the market like it, never had any trouble with it.

Weaknesses:    cost

Bottom Line:   
i have used these since they first came out. the lateral adjustment feature is really nifty, i once bought chainrings that had a different profile than the ones i was replacing, shifting it sideways was really easy. i have owned the shop tools for this product for many years. i once had the very rare cottered version.

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Favorite Ride:   there were so many in the past 37 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   phil wood

Similar Products Used:   conventional bottom brackets, klein bottom bracket & schlumpf mountain drive

Bike Setup:   which one of three?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse D Smith a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2009

Strengths:    longevity, adjustability

Weaknesses:    Initial cost, then after nine years, it becomes a strength.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this WAYYY back in 2000. I originally put in on a fixed gear bike. I had the bearings replaced, after a couple years, and rode the fixed bear till 2004. I later installed the same unit on an Allen Wanta road frame. I rode this for two years.
I then installed the SAME unit on a Lemond Buenos Aires, which I am still riding.
So, three bikes, three states, (Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Arizona again) NINE years, same unit. No problems.

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Favorite Ride:   high UV exposure

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   can't recall

Similar Products Used:   Sugino, Campy, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Three setups, 1 fixed gear, two road bikes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimbobnick a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Don't look for the price anywhere soon--I bought the Phil Wood BB in the 1980s, and am still using it. It's a sealed BB, with not a hint of rumbling--in short, still smooth as silk

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Favorite Ride:   Headwaters 100, Firehouse 50

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Twin Ports Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Variety of BBs over the years, but nothing compares to the PW BB

Bike Setup:   The bike, an Italian frame (Columbus tubing) failed (cracked frame), but not the Phil Wood BB, which I removed for further use

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 62westwallaby a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2008

Strengths:    Solid and smooth.

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
Solid and smooth. Use this on my fixed gear commuter. Effortless pedaling. I hear the durability is legendary and should last me a long time.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Ben's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Miche pista bb, Shimano UN53

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Track, Sugino 75 cranks, Level Component hubs

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