Need an ISIS DH bottom bracket

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by I_N_I, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. I_N_I

    I_N_I Chimp

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    I need a new ISIS BB, the Truvative Giga pipe DH that is on my bike needs replacing soon, any recommendations for a BB that is any good.
    This one was OK, no problems, but the grease didn't last very long. It also looks not to be serviceable for a repack. Am I right?
     

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  2. Superdeft

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    FSA has done right by me last season on the dh bike and many seasons on the trail bike.

    Because the bearings make up a large part of the overall cost, it makes sense just to get a fresh BB when it's worn out. That's how they're designed.
     
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    I have had good results with the Gigapipes , also SKF make a very nice Isis BB, they are a little expensive and a little harder to find though.

    All the FSA Isis ones I had did noy last very long.
     
  4. Cant Climb

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    Replace it when it wobbles.......
     
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    There is only one isis bb I would run:

    SKF

    It's a big bearing company and this is their only bike product. Bomber seals and roller bearings. Kick ass. 2 year warranty I think.
     
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    FSA has a really nice expensive one, i think its super strong and Ti but dont hold me to it. i have had that for 4 years now and its still good
    even with crank casing
     
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    FSA actually makes an exo bb w/ an isis interface, id recomened that.
     
  8. DirtyMike

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    That one would be for howitzer drive cranks, wont work with standerd Isis



    On that note, Truvative Gigapipe team is a good buy, good quality, and I know it holds up, My Big ass rode one for four years and It still holding up strong, Only reason I am not still using it, Is that I went to the howitzer drive Hussefelts when I broke my Old Prodigy's
     
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    what about in an 83mm what are the options?
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Like mentioned above, if you're running Isis still, the only BB worth considering is an SKF.

    They run their own roller bearings instead of ball bearings. You want the BFR series.

    10 year warranty. Yup, 10 years.
     
  11. DirtyMike

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    Personal Opinion, but if your running a Bike with an 83/150 Its time to ditch the old style bb setup, get something a little more up to date, such as the howitzer drive or other outboard style setup. I like the howitzter drive myself, seems to be the best of both worlds, outboard bearings, and you still have a dedicated spindle inside the bb, bolts together just like the old style cranks. Just something about it that I really like, also the bearings are big, noticably big, but so are the diabolous outboards!!! just my two cents on that one..