SRAM GXP Blackbox Ceramic BB Cups Bottom Brackets

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GXP Blackbox Ceramic BB Cups

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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Phil   Road Racer [Jan 01, 2015]
Strength:

Sounds good on paper

Weakness:

Phenomenal cost, nominal weight savings, durability less than anticipated

This bottom bracket came with my XX1 setup. Touted as lighter, smoother, and more durable. But really it offers no benefits over the $40 model. For this amount of money get a Chris King.

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s dalton   Road Racer [Apr 19, 2011]

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

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Addict_R1   Recreational Rider [May 21, 2010]
Strength:

It was smooth for the short time it worked.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Campagnolo Record.
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paul_l   Road Racer [Apr 14, 2010]
Strength:

It was smooth for the short time it worked.

Weakness:

quality

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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DeweyT   Road Racer [Jun 26, 2009]
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Nice and smooth for the first 1500 miles. Just got to where it needed it's first mainteanance.

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

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.

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