Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Brackets

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00

Product Description

Recommended for V1 spline-compatible cranksets only. Not compatible with V2 or ISIS splined systems. Compatible with splined V1 Shimano Dura Acereg Ultegrareg 105reg and XTRreg 22mm 8-splined hollow systems. Large diameter pipe billet spindle. Sealed Cartridge bearings. Splined spindle ends for increased joint strength. Double 109.5mm spindle or Triple 118mm Spindle. English 68mm Shell or Italian 70mm shell threading. 250 grams 109mm spindle.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew H a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I don't even own an Octalink BB; however, I've read in numerous places that--contrary to the introductory note above--2 mutually incompatible Octalinks exist, V1 & V2. V1 is mostly for Road setups (105 / Ultegra / Dura-Ace) & V2 is mostly for Mountain setups (Deore). Just wanted to warn people about that. I won't say any more because I'm only getting info second-hand.

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Favorite Ride:   Cattaraugus County, NY

Purchased At:   n/a

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kadima18 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2011

Strengths:    easy to install,maintenence free,highly resistant to wear,smooth spin,longlived,excellent value

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I installed this bottom bracket with a 105 nine speed group on a Soma Smoothie frame('04 Reynolds 8-5-3)easton ascent II wheels.
18 lbs total weight.This rig is ridden 200 miles a week for six years.So far no noticeable wear and spins smooth six years later.

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Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Similar Products Used:   every other sort of bottom bracket

Bike Setup:   SH-5501 9 speed w/42-52 stronglight CT2 chainrings, DuraAce 12-23 cogset,LOOK carbon fork ,Easton Ascent II wheelset,'04 SOMA 8-5-3 Smoothie frame

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