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Bottom Bracket Standards Explained

Posted June 22, 2016 07:32PM by Skye in the Cycling Forum
Bottom Bracket Standards Explained
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Skye Skye Nott
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Helpful video by GCN on the proliferation of bottom bracket standards in recent years.

Bottom bracket types discussed:
  • Square taper
  • Shimano Octalink
  • ISIS
  • Shimano Hollowtech
  • English vs Italian threaded BBs
  • Cannondale BB30 press fit
  • PF30, BB30A, BB86, BB90
  • Cervelo BBRight
  • BB386EVO
  • T47 - New T47 Threaded BB Standard article here

Personally, I've stuck with older frames with threaded BBs and all my bikes use GXP cranksets, which makes it easy if I want to swap anything, plus I have lots of spares if required, my crank arm power meter can be easily swapped between bikes, and oh yes, no creaks ever.

Glory Cycles compiled a bottom bracket compatibility chart, included below:


Bottom-Bracket-Crankset-Compatibility-Chart.jpg 46.8 KB open | download
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