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    New member here: need help

    i have a spark 760 and want to upgrade my drive train, any suggestjon and what to get for bottom bracket. the one i have is shimano deore, with octalink bottom bracket 73 x 118mm

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    You need to decide what crankset you are going to use to determine what bottom bracket you need. Newer bottom brackets do not have a spindle length (the 118mm you referred to), so it makes it much easier to pick one.
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    Sometimes cranksets come with the appropriate bottom bracket included...so look into that before pulling the trigger on a second bottom bracket.

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    As always, how much do you want to spend? I have a simple deore external bearing crankset from Jenson, and it works well. Only about $50.

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    thank you for the info. i am considering either raceface or xt 1x10

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    For either of those, get that company's bottom bracket, in the English-threaded version. You can probably buy a package including it, since it's still the most common standard.
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    @AndrwSwitch, thank you for the advise

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