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    Replacement bearings for BSA30 bottom bracket?

    The Race Face BSA30 bb I've been using has creaked since almost from day one under hard pedaling. I'm tired of the creaking is constant and ran across a video on youtube showing that the bearings can be replaced. I looked on RWC but don't know if it's as easy as buying just the bearings or if I need to buy a 'kit' that comes with wave washers, spacers, etc ? Plus is it recommended to go with the ceramic hybrid bearings for riding in dry, dusty conditions in the summer and wet, muddy in the fall/winter?

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    Something with angular contact bearings.

    They've been great for me in both BB30 and PF30 setups. The bearings are the same, just housed in aluminum bodies/carriers of different shapes.

    http://enduroforkseals.com/id343.html

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    What about Threaded to 30mm Angular Contact BB - Black ?
    Edited for right spindle size
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    He needs a 30mm spindle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    He needs a 30mm spindle...

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    Thanks for all the info guys. Sucks that the Wheels Mftg bb is out of stock right now, or should I step up to the ceramic hybrid bearings considering the conditions I ride in (dry and dusty in summer, wet and muddy in winter)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matadorCE View Post
    Thanks for all the info guys. Sucks that the Wheels Mftg bb is out of stock right now, or should I step up to the ceramic hybrid bearings considering the conditions I ride in (dry and dusty in summer, wet and muddy in winter)?
    I've been running a Chris King ceramic PF bottom bracket on my Stump Jumper HT for the last year.
    It's so smooth I wouldn't run anything else.
    I'm in the process of building a Carbon 29 HT and it has a BB 30 bottom bracket so I'm going to run the Wheels Manufacturing Ceramic "Zero" Bearings.
    YMMV
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    I went through the same thing with a RF BSA30 BB. The bearing only lasted a month. I replace the bearings with Enduro then SRAM ceramic bearings. They both did not last.

    Now I have a Rotor BSA30 BB with steel Enduro bearings and not problem after a years. I found it on eBay cheap.

    I thing the RF BSA30 is just junk.




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    I managed to replace the bearings on the RF bb with some zero ceramic bearings but now my bb creaks like crazy. I already replaced my suspension linkages to I'm coming to the conclusion it's the bb itself.

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    There's Rotor BSA30 on eBay now.


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    Cool, I'm going to give that a try because I can't stand the creaking

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