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    Hope GXP BB Converter Work w/ King BB?

    Does anyone know if the Truvativ GXP bottom bracket adapter from Hope will work with a Shimano or King Hollowtech II style BB?

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    If you are trying to convert a Shimano/King external B.B. to fit a Truvative style GXP crankset (ie: Stylo) - yes, you should be fine.

    King's "new" external B.B. does seem to be getting some great reviews - that would be a nice upgrade indeed for your DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by cort
    If you are trying to convert a Shimano/King external B.B. to fit a Truvative style GXP crankset (ie: Stylo) - yes, you should be fine.

    King's "new" external B.B. does seem to be getting some great reviews - that would be a nice upgrade indeed for your DT
    Cort - thanks for the info. I know CK said at Interbike they were coming out with a truvativ version, but I like the versatility of the Hope adapters (and the versatility of most of hope's products, period).

    Also, for $15, the ability to switch back and forth is quite is quite useful.

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    Indeed, if you have a CK BB, you don't want a "Truvativ specific" bearing on the left. Better off with the adapters because you'll probably want to throw away your Truvativs in no time anyways...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    ... you'll probably want to throw away your Truvativs in no time anyways...
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    So, could you use this adapter top enable use of a Chris king BB with Sram XX crankset?

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    Isn't XX a BB30 setup???
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    There are two versions, one BB30 and the other 'normal'

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    I suppose their XX is a GXP setup too. Then yes you could use the adapter with XX.
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    I removed my GXP BB after only 4-5 (300-400 miles) months of use...trashed the bearings. Decided to go with the CK and Deus cranks....all I can say is amazazing

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    I'm going for a Shimano BB and this Hope converter on my Stylo OCT crankset,but I'm not sure if has enough space to fit,since the converters seem to need 1.5 to 2mm of external space between the BB and the crank...is the Hope BB narrower than a Shimano?
    Any thoughts?
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    i think that the best part of a shimano compatible external bb is the fact that they have an adjustable preload. with the sram/truvativ/some of the fsa stuff you dont get that. i think thats the biggest reason they dont last. yeah king bb will probably help but the biggest problem is still the fho isis spline.

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