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    Bb30

    Thinking of a new 29er HT and was pondering having a BB30 incorporated on it. Think this is a good idea, or will BB30 go the way of biospace rings and the dodo bird???
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    I don't know what a BB30 is, but I know you need a new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    I don't know what a BB30 is, but I know you need a new bike

    Hey now, I haven't bought any cycling related paraphenilia in almost a year now. Saw that the guys who have made most of my bikes have gone on their own, so I am thinkin of giving them a shot to see what they can do
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Hey now, I haven't bought any cycling related paraphenilia in almost a year now. Saw that the guys who have made most of my bikes have gone on their own, so I am thinkin of giving them a shot to see what they can do

    Good idea. I see they left too. I have not bought anything for a few months now. In fact I am still riding a bike I got over 16 months ago. I normally change every 12 months.

    I would use press fit cups.

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    I can only speak to the BB30 on my roadie and it's pretty sweet. No complaints at all. If I were having a frame built I'd certainly consider it.

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    Seems like the BB30 system combines the problems of integrated headsets with the lack of part availability that comes with Cannondale's "System Integration".

    Are you looking at it specifically to get your feet closer together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blofeld
    Are you looking at it specifically to get your feet closer together?

    Yes to a certain degree. But more to get extra stiffness at the bottom bracket while going with thinner rear stays for say a more compliant ride.

    FSA does alot of BB30 stuff in mountain I noticed, even tho I am a shimano ho, I do like the FSA crankset I'm running on the Racer-X right now.
    "Can I put a Totem on a FTM?".....Originally Posted by All Mountain

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    Here are some links for BB-30.....



    http://www.bb30standard.com/

    http://velonews.com/article/13862



    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/major-backing-for-fsas-bb30-19192


    There is also a BB90 Standard but information is scarce.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Yes to a certain degree. But more to get extra stiffness at the bottom bracket while going with thinner rear stays for say a more compliant ride.
    From the marketing and roadie reports I've been reading tonight, you probably would get that much out of it, anyway. I know what I do to bottom brackets, and personally I'd prefer if the system had a sleeve or cup to hold the bearings. For road frames with lifetime warranties, it's a great concept; I just don't know how it would hold up to mud.

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    Its like my old BMX bike use to be. And those suck.
    If I disagree with you, it's because you are wrong.

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    Funny I came across this thread as I'm researching the same thing. A new bike, either 29er or cyclocrosser with the bb30 and some other custom bits like the new drop in style headset that Form Cycles are using and also seeing if I can also get my bike built with the integrated seatpost/tube. Loved the BB30 setup on my c'dale road bike and have been using a 2x9 rotor setup on the XC rig that has a super narrow Q, the narrowness actually feels better on my knees and the bike does feel stiffer to boot.

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    How will using BB30 affect your chainline, will it throw it off???

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