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    2013 Trance X 29 bottom bracket service?

    I have an X1 and the BB is creaking to the point where I have to do something about it now. I'd like to learn to do this myself, mostly because I like to wrench on my bike(s). (A) What are the specs for this BB? and (B) Will this tool work to get it out? Amazon.com: Park Tool Bearing Tool Set for BB30.3 Bottom Bracket Systems: Sports & Outdoors

    Should I replace anything because it's creaking or just grease the cups? I've never done this so anyone who has, I would welcome any advice.

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    Re: 2013 Trance X 29 bottom bracket service?

    No, your bike doesn't have a bb30. Giants use a PF92

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    If you are already planning on replacement why not just first try to pop the seal (carefully), clean out the old grease and dirt, and repack the bearings? If you fubar it up then you can replace the bottome bracket.
    Btw, you'll need to remove and install the bottom bracket just like a headset so if you don't have those tools you may need to buy them, or have a shop do it for you. Shouldn't cost more then $15 labor.
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    if you're looking to replace, chris king just came out with a bottom bracket to fit our bikes...i just put one on mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTY1 View Post
    if you're looking to replace, chris king just came out with a bottom bracket to fit our bikes...i just put one on mine...
    What do you think of the chris king?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrn12 View Post
    What do you think of the chris king?
    just took it out first time today...so far so good...there was nothing wrong with my stock bb, i upgraded to 1x10 sram xo, so i figured what the hell replace the bearings also...

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    2013 Trance X 29 bottom bracket service?

    Thanks everyone for the info.
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