SRAM GXP Blackbox Ceramic BB Cups Bottom Brackets

1.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $189.99


Product Description

SRAM Black Box Ceramic GXP Bottom Bracket cups. Speed-sapping friction? The Red Crankset virtually eliminates it with new hybrid ceramic bearings housed within the GXP BB's case.


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by s dalton a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2011

Bottom Line:   
don't try to remove the cups from your frame, they crumble like paper, the metal is too soft and thin, bends and breaks if you look at it wrong, very poor product


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Addict_R1 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2010

Strengths:    It was smooth for the short time it worked.

Weaknesses:    Quality and lack of Sram support due to warranting the purchaser not the product.

Bottom Line:   
Could not believe that a product of such caliber does fail within 1000km. SRAM offers 2 years warranty on Red, but to first bike owner. Since I am second owner SRAM Australia did not honor the warranty. I did find this silly since they should guarantee the product quality especially if it fails within first 1000km. Bought the bike of friend with less than 500km on computer and while riding uphill two weeks from purchase it started producing creaking and grinding noise. Replaced it with basic GXP BB for $60.00 and could not be happier. Love the group-set but BB sucks. Will replace with Campagnolo Super Record 11.

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Favorite Ride:   Sydney to Gong

Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Record.

Bike Setup:   Scott Addict R1, SRAM Red and Mavic R-Sys.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by paul_l a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2010

Strengths:    It was smooth for the short time it worked.

Weaknesses:    quality

Bottom Line:   
Got this bottom bracket just over 6 months ago as part of a group I purchased on eBay. Love the group, but this supposedly great bottom bracket with its ceramic bearings has already worn out. Jumped on it going up a hill and all of the sudden it started creaking and grinding really bad. Made it home but the drive side bearings are shot. I took great care of the BB. I even bought the spec'd grease, which is next to impossible to find. Greased them every 100 hours (more than that too). If you are thinking about spending the roughly 200 bucks on one, save your money and buy the 30 dollar one. You can buy 6 of the 30 dollar ones for the price of 1 blackbox. Really dissapointed. SRAM won't even talk to me cause I bought it on ebay, but it was the real deal. Also, one last word, is it me or does SRAM's website really suck? Gonna switch back to Shimano next year, or sooner if the rest of the group follows the demise of the BB

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Purchased At:   eBay

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 4 with full Red.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DeweyT a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2009

Strengths:    Nice and smooth for the first 1500 miles. Just got to where it needed it's first mainteanance.

Weaknesses:    Durability - I can't quite believe this came apart so quickly.

Bottom Line:   
I've got less than 2000 miles on this BB and the non-drive side is "crunchy." It feels like there's sand in the bearings but there isn't. It's ruined.

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Favorite Ride:   Smooth Roads, Mild Winds

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Cbike.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano.. for 50,000+ miles..

Bike Setup:   Cervelo RS, Sram Red, 3T Cockpit, Fizik Saddle & tape, Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels.



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