Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: best BB

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    765

    best BB

    I hava Ells Joker with a RF northshore DH. BB is a fsa model 68x 113. Cain line sucks. 9spd triple. Goin to a 68x108. Flangeless. Ill cheat the BB to the non driver to help out chainline.
    Whic B would ou recommend. Im not a weight weenie for this build. Riht now its 31# strong wit duc32 fork
    TIA, Tom

  2. #2
    Slap happy crappiness
    Reputation: DHgnaR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,085
    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Ill cheat the BB to the non driver to help out chainline.
    Whic B would ou recommend. Im not a weight weenie for this build. Riht now its 31# strong wit duc32 fork
    TIA, Tom
    I lost you starting here.... From what I gather. "I'll cheat(Huh?) the BB to the non-drive side to help out the chain line. Which BB would you recommend? I'm not a weight weenie with this build. Right now it's 31 lbs, strong, with duc32(What?) fork."
    Anyways, the SKF ISIS 600 BB is pretty much the top of the line. Your choices are slim with ISIS though, but between Truvativ, FSA, and SKF, I'd go with the SKF.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    765
    Because theres no flange I can wind the drive side in and leave the nondrive side out a bit, making the chainliine a little straigher. DUC 32 is a Maverick fork. Not concerned with a light weight BB just a good strong one.
    Thanks for the recommendation.
    Tom

  4. #4
    Eroding into the trail
    Reputation: DustyBones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    892
    Truvative Howitzer Team (it's ISIS, but w/external thread-in cups) if your cranks will fit the spindle splines. Numerous widths avail. Damn near bulletproof.
    Issue here is how tight you need you chain-line alignment & if you are going to use a 2x9 w/bash guard.

  5. #5
    powered by bacon
    Reputation: helidave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    436
    Ive run the howitzers on my last few bikes. never had any issues with them

  6. #6
    old school no.9
    Reputation: miqu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by DustyBones View Post
    Truvative Howitzer Team (it's ISIS, but w/external thread-in cups) if your cranks will fit the spindle splines. Numerous widths avail. Damn near bulletproof.
    Issue here is how tight you need you chain-line alignment & if you are going to use a 2x9 w/bash guard.
    Howitzer BB does NOT use ISIS interface.

    Howitzer BB is compatible only with howitzer cranks, and it is not ISIS eventhought it looks like one. Width of the splined part of spindle axle is different and so is crank arm interface compared to ISIS.
    I love the smell of the TF2 chain lube in the morning.

  7. #7
    Eroding into the trail
    Reputation: DustyBones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    892
    Quote Originally Posted by miqu View Post
    Howitzer BB does NOT use ISIS interface.

    Howitzer BB is compatible only with howitzer cranks, and it is not ISIS eventhought it looks like one. Width of the splined part of spindle axle is different and so is crank arm interface compared to ISIS.

    Mea Culpa!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    765
    Only found 1 BB that fits thr bill so far FSA PLATINUM PRO TRACK MEGAQUAD. Has no flange. Allows me to adjust chainline. Crank is a 3x8 RF north shore with a bash guard.
    I would like to switch to an external bearing BB for the strength and longevity, But, then I lose the adjustability.
    Any experience with these in particular?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •