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    whats the best bottom bracket to use

    I've got a stumpjumper expert and im looking to replace the bottom bracket to help keep water and grim out of it plus just to up grade it has a sram crank on it also thanks for any advice.

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    Hi, not sure if they fit a SRAM chainset, but I have been running Hope bottom brackets, I have a stainless bearing version on my winter bike and a ceramic version on my Yeti for over 3 years and they are both running as smooth as the day I fitted them, I used to go through about 2 sometimes 3 Raceface and Shitmano ones every year, I highly recommend Hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark G View Post
    Hi, not sure if they fit a SRAM chainset, but I have been running Hope bottom brackets, I have a stainless bearing version on my winter bike and a ceramic version on my Yeti for over 3 years and they are both running as smooth as the day I fitted them, I used to go through about 2 sometimes 3 Raceface and Shitmano ones every year, I highly recommend Hope.
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    Hope won't work with Sram. Sram requires GXP. I run hope too and love their bb! Their bearings just spin better than anything I've used and they have an alloy tube between the bearings with rubber o rings that keep anything that gets into the seat tube out of the bearings. Being serviceable is a big plus, but I think cheaper BB's like race face are serviceable now too. With all that praise for hope, you'll have to go with GXP which I think is truvativ only. Maybe someone else makes GXP style too, but I don't think so.

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    Someone told mw that Chris King make a good one and I found one for 125 but if I can spend a little more to get a better one then I dont mind to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantpedaler View Post
    Someone told mw that Chris King make a good one and I found one for 125 but if I can spend a little more to get a better one then I dont mind to do so.
    They make very good stuff, plus they have a special tool that let's you replace the grease that's inside of it. That alone makes it last many times longer.

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    Yeah I'm back and forth on there wheels and some I9's but I think I'm going to get the I9's. Do you have to buy a special adaptor to use the Chris Kings? I've seen some for sale that says you do and some that didn't mention anything about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    Hope won't work with Sram. Sram requires GXP. I run hope too and love their bb! Their bearings just spin better than anything I've used and they have an alloy tube between the bearings with rubber o rings that keep anything that gets into the seat tube out of the bearings. Being serviceable is a big plus, but I think cheaper BB's like race face are serviceable now too. With all that praise for hope, you'll have to go with GXP which I think is truvativ only. Maybe someone else makes GXP style too, but I don't think so.
    FWIW, Hope make a GXP converter, allowing their BB to be used with GXP cranks.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=26899

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    The King is solid and has a SRAM version. I just switched to a King from a Saint and it's much smoother.


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    So you think that saint makes a better one then Chris king, and can you easily lube the saint bottom bracket

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    No, king is better.

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    Well it sounds that either Chris king or Hope is the way to go now I've just got to make that decision. Lol

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