A crankset won't make you faster. I have a UT Centaur on my road bike. I have used square taper with a Record crankset as well. They feel pretty much the same. The feel will only change if the Q factor is different. I like the design of the UT, it was easy to install and has been durable for more than two years now. I found the square taper bottom brackets to not be that durable for me.steel515 said:What differences have you noted after upgrading. Ie. have you ridden faster after changing to this?... Why did you change to this?
bb30? (and bb60 4 years after that?)LigonierA1 said:So lets ask the question NOT from a performance perspective. I'm pondering longevity of the concept of outboard bearings.
Campy seems to making the move in a big way. Most others are as well. Does this style of bb/crank become the new standard the way the square spindled BB has been?
Is the square spindled BB a dying creature?
I ponder this as I shop for a new Campy crankset. I have nothing against the square spindled cranks and they're available for reasonable money. Add a Phil Wood bb, I'm good for the next 20k miles. That's quite a few years at the pace I ride.
However, if the world and more importantly Campy is leaving the sqr taper behind and UT will be around for the next 10-20 years, there seems to be some wisdom in heading that direction.
These are the questions I'm pondering as I shop cranksets. Haven't really reached any conclusions on my own so I'd appreciate hearing some thoughts on this.