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    Ceramic BB for Trance

    Any recommendations?

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    i was looking at these to fit just my new frame but couldnt justify the extra 100+ just yet. Id just say go for a good brand u can trust and the most expensive u can afford.

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    I've been eyeing the Hope Ceramic BB. If you have a newer Trance, you will have to find a pressfit BB though. Not so sure if Hope has one. Probably FSA would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant_in_a_trance View Post
    i was looking at these to fit just my new frame but couldnt justify the extra 100+ just yet. Id just say go for a good brand u can trust and the most expensive u can afford.
    what are the good brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epic View Post
    I've been eyeing the Hope Ceramic BB. If you have a newer Trance, you will have to find a pressfit BB though. Not so sure if Hope has one. Probably FSA would.
    yeah that's the issue im facing. I can't seem to find any pressfit bb with ceramic bearing beside FSA

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    How much of an advantage is a ceramic bb?

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    can it fit shimano cranks?

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    yeah bb30 is a standard size. ive just ordered the basic sram bb30 for mine. couldnt find a shimano one

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant_in_a_trance View Post
    yeah bb30 is a standard size. ive just ordered the basic sram bb30 for mine. couldnt find a shimano one
    The bottom bracket is bb86, not bb30.

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    is it? i thought the 86 refered to the length where as the 30 was the diamater? mines just been delivered so shall see shortly. if not then back to the shop it goes.

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    bugger. its my whyte thats bb30. right then i need bb86. slightly annoying but these things happen

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    86 does refer to the shell width and I inaccurately use BB86 to refer to all "shimano press fit" bottom brackets.

    Anyway, good luck with the return.

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    i thought these were 73mm though? as my old cranks are now on my whyte which is 73mm and got a bb30,confusing.

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    just phoned my lbs and they have said its a bb71? can anyone confirm

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    right after much searching and more phone calls, i can confirm that the correct bb for a giant trance x is bb71 or bb91, bb91 is higher spec but essentially the same thing.

    Shimano BB91 MTB Press Fit Bottom Bracket | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    Shimano BB71 MTB Press Fit Bottom Bracket | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    this dosnt help with your ceramic bb question but it concludes the size search.

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