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    Lightning BB30

    G'day guys

    I have recently been sent a replacement Lightning crankset for one that broke. My new team bike is a BB30, and Lightning were kind enough to send me a new BB30 bearing set. My only concern is that the old BB's would literally last a handful of rides before they were scrap. I was wondering if the BB30's are any different? The seals look the same as the old ones which makes me worry. Are there any other compatible BB's? Any advice appreciated.


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    I just replaced mine after 2 years of riding. I ride in deserts, forests, mountains, often all in the same day. Salt from sweating while riding the trainer is what did it in, of all things.

    Granted, I'm only 145lbs, but held a pro license as of 2010, and will be getting back into racing this year. Produce a good bit of power, I like to think.
    Death from Below.

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    Grease them well and constantly. Check your measurements in case of change but...

    Lightning BB30 should be 6806 (ID 30, OD 42, W 7) which you can find anywhere. Word is Zipp and Clavicula have same. 6806 available on Amazon too for $25. I can't suggest a better quality bearing myself....

    Since I have yet to replace mine BB92 bearings after 2 years but I think I might do that before spring.

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    Nice set of the Lightning's up on eBay. Wouldn't mind these myself.

    Lightning Bikes Carbon Cranks Chainset Superlight Road Mountain Bike BB30 175mm | eBay

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