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    ISIS BB recommendation?

    Finally, the OEM TruVativ ISIS BB from my SISS (that has since been moved to my 1x1) [email protected] out on me. I got significantly more life from it than I ever thought I would - probably close to 1200 miles? Anyway, I need a new BB, but it's been so long since I bought one, I don't know what's a good BB for SSing. I'm running a 180mm Stylo SS crankset on a Surly 1x1, and I go about 180 lbs, running 32x18 gearing. Weight is not an issue, but price is, so I'm currently considering either a Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH or a Truvativ Overdrive. Thoughts and opinions?

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    Earthpig:

    That is exactly my set-up. 180lbs, 180mm Stylos on a Surly 1x1 running 32x18. I like the FSA Platinum Pro a lot. Bikeman.com has them as part of their "Dirty 30" for something like $40. One thing to look out for though, is the tools needed for installation. The FSA needs the Park BBT-2 for 20 spline brackets, but I think the Truvativs use something different. If you already have the TV installation tool then you might not want to get another one just to switch brands.

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    FSA Platinum Pro

    I agree with pswann, that the FSA Platinum Pro is a good choice....I replaced my stock SISS BB with one about a year ago and it is still good - 32/18, 180lbs for setup.

    Also, if you remove the ringed washed from the splines (it just slides off), you can use a standard BB tool, like one for a square taper BB. Don't forget to put the washer back on before installing cranks.
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    I'm about your same weight

    Using a gigabite Sl with out any problems.

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    lbs recommended this; has been fine so far (9 mos)

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    sounds like a winner

    Quote Originally Posted by pswann
    Earthpig:

    That is exactly my set-up. 180lbs, 180mm Stylos on a Surly 1x1 running 32x18. I like the FSA Platinum Pro a lot. Bikeman.com has them as part of their "Dirty 30" for something like $40. One thing to look out for though, is the tools needed for installation. The FSA needs the Park BBT-2 for 20 spline brackets, but I think the Truvativs use something different. If you already have the TV installation tool then you might not want to get another one just to switch brands.
    Pswann - thanks for the info - do you remember what spindle length you bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    lbs recommended this; has been fine so far (9 mos)
    Same here; same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Pswann - thanks for the info - do you remember what spindle length you bought?
    No problem. I bought the 113mm spindle length and it works great. I removed the bash guard and am running the chainring on the "outside" side of the spider.

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