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  1. #1
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    Good bb for urban and DJ??

    I am looking forward to building and urban assault machine for next summer but im having trouble picking out a good bottom braket because most bb on this site get bad reviews. I dont have much money so i need something around $50. Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you

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    Square Taper Shimano....

    If you want cheap and durable go with a square taper crank and Shimano UN72or73 BB, it's ~$25 and should last 3yrs+. The current offerings of oversized hollow spindle splined cranks/BB's put smaller bearings into the same BB shell space because of the larger spindle, bearing life suffers. If you have your heart set on splined, I'd go with Shimano's Octalink using an ES-71 BB, might get a year or better out of 'em. The latest and greatest integrated BB/cranks with bigger outboard bearings have had their share of early bearing failures too, give em a year or to refine quality issues and they might be a good buy.

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