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Bicycle Bottom Bracket Standards Explained

bottom brackets now there’s no reason
why they should drive you to the point
of insanity but if you ever need to
replace yours or you want to try and fix
it you want to buy new cranks we want to
try and get to the bottom of that
persistent creaking noise then they just
might because there are so many
standards and such diversity but after
many sleepless nights and brief stint in
therapy I now feel able to talk you
through the bottom bracket standard maze
we’ll start off with this which is a
threaded bottom bracket with a square
tapered axle now these starts be phased
out from top end bikes about 20 years
ago and that was a good thing because
they’re not all that great not least
because you needed one of these just to
take your cranks off and in fact the
axle length was so diverse that it
probably deserves a video all of its own
and then the square taper was superseded
by this which is a Shimano
octor link bottom bracket so they
replaced a square taper with a spline
version making things much much stiffer
and you could remove your cranks with
just an 8 millimeter allen key other
standards quickly followed soon after
like Isis which didn’t sound quite so
bad at the time then Shimano again made
a change now they weren’t the first to
do it but they certainly popularized it
hollow tech meant that they attached an
axle to a crank arm and then push
through the frame now what that meant
for our bottom bracket was that it
didn’t need an axle anymore so we just
have two threaded cups that screw into a
frame so sounds simple and it is really
all you got to do is make sure that the
bottom bracket has the right threads
some frames have English threads and
some have Italian threads so before long
this became the standard and rightly so
all you got to do is make sure that you
get the right bottom bracket for your
cranks so Shimano for Shimano
or surround like this one for strap just
three is later though Cannondale went
and invented @bb 30 and opened Pandora’s
box
thirty does away with any threads in the
frame instead large diameter bearings
get pressed directly into cups in the
frame allowing for larger 30 millimeter
diameter axles which are also stiffer
and lighter as well and the frames we
made lighter and potentially stiffer
because they don’t need any threads
built in however it does rely on tighter
manufacturing tolerances
otherwise they Creek really badly but it
didn’t stop there
no we now have PF 30 BB 30 a BB 86 BB 90
BV right direct BB right press fit BB
386 Evo and t47 so PF 30 is similar to
be B 30
except that nylon cups press into the
frame instead of bearings going directly
in there BB 86 is similar except that it
has a wider bottom bracket so eighty six
point five millimeters as opposed to 68
millimeters and it relies on a smaller
diameter crank axle so 24 millimeters as
opposed to 30 millimeters then BB 90 is
Trek’s proprietary system so the bottom
bracket shell is wider still and
bearings press directly into it and that
also relies on the narrower 24 mil
diameter crank axles BB right is Civello
zone design and it’s asymmetrical so the
non-drive side bearing sits 11
millimeters further out than BB 30 but
like BB 30 the diameter of the cranks is
30 millimeters and then there’s BB 386
Evo the bottom bracket shell is eighty
six point five millimeters wide cups
push into it but it takes a thirty
millimeter wide diameter axle and then
there is t47 it to uses a 30 millimeter
diameter axle but the cups are threaded
into the frame if it was like we are
back to square one
he’s still with me okay good so how do
we saw through this mess and what do we
actually need to know well
cross compatibility systems is pretty
bad so you need to follow these golden
rules one always find out from your
frame manufacturer what type of bottom
bracket you have and pay attention to
the details number two by the bottom
bracket that is specific to your frame
types number three if you are changing
cranks then BB 30 and PF 30 specific
cranks will not fit in any other type of
frame because the axle is too short 30
mil diameter axles will not fit in BB 86
or BB 90 frames however with the right
bottom bracket and some can be made to
fit threaded frames so it seems then
that 24 millimeter diameter axles are
therefore the most versatile and in fact
with minor modifications of on brackets
they can pretty much be made to fit all
times
number four not all a 24 millimeter
downwards it cranks are the same
surrounding a number of other
manufacturers are 24-minute one end but
22 millimeters at the other so you need
to be careful with that and by surprise
surprise the correct bottom bracket
number five if you have a press fit
style bottom bracket then you need a
specific really quite expensive tool in
order to fit them to your bike you need
bearing press without this if you do try
and replace your bearings then you’re
risking the life of your frame fitting a
threaded bottom bracket however is a
simple process and it requires a very
simple and inexpensive tool number six
the differences between all these bottom
bracket types and never really
perceivable when you’re out on the road
there are so many other factors that
come into consideration that actually
bottom bracket type should never really
be something that you think about when
you’re buying a new bike so for example
a Pinarello f/8 with a threaded bottom
bracket is not an inherent disadvantage
to say I don’t know a Civello r5 with BB
right so rumors that Chris Froome
couldn’t believe that you’d want a
second Tour de France despite having to
ride with the threaded bottom bracket
are simply not true now apologies if you
feel like you won’t ever get the last
few minutes of your life back but
hopefully I’ve managed to atleast shed
some light on all the different bottom
bracket types even if you still need to
set your bike into local bike shop to
use their bearing press now as I
mentioned though changing a threaded
bottom bracket is a much more
straightforward task so if you click
just up there and Dan takes you through
the process or if you click down there
then there’s video showing you how to
get to the bottom of persistent bottom
bracket creeks otherwise make sure you
subscribe to GCN to do that just click
on the globe Weiss I just go for a stiff
drink and a lie-down

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Bicycle Bottom Bracket Review

Bottom bracket bikes are a kind of bicycle with the frame and crank set in the same place as the saddle. Unlike a conventional full suspension bike, a bottom bracket bike uses a small amount of suspension. A regular seat is attached to the bike, but there is no other suspension. In a normal bike, the seat and crank are connected to a single piece of housing that rotates around a bolt that turns the tires. On a bottom bracket bike, the seat and crank are connected to two separate pieces of housing, with each having a single bolt that turns the front wheel.

Bottom bracket bikes use a couple of different kinds of drive systems. The first is a chain drive system that features a chain that runs from the main transmission housing to the rear cassette. This system is commonly used on street bikes and is also sometimes used on recreational bikes and touring bikes. The other kind of drive system is a chain wheel drive, which differs from a chaindrive in that the chain doesn’t spin when the brakes are applied. These systems can be very powerful, but are limited by the type of tires that are able to support them.

The way in which a bottom bracket shell connects to a bike is through a series of sprockets that are geared to a chain. Typically these sprockets spin either clockwise or counterclockwise, but are also capable of being wound in clockwise to provide a more frictionless and smoother ride. There are two main types of motors fit for this application, direct chain drive (DCD) motors and geared electric motors. If you are looking to replace your current bottom bracket shell, it’s important to know which kind of motor will best fit your bike.

Direct chain drive bottom bracket shells are generally found on street bikes and smaller mountain bikes, as they are much simpler and easier to repair. These are generally the cheapest option, but they also have one of the smallest turning radius. This means that they can trap your chain in one spot if you don’t have a smooth ride, which can be very frustrating. With most modern bikes having a small range of chainsaws, these directly drive bottom bracket shells are great for use with smaller range of chainsaws. However, if your bike has a large range of chainsaws, you might want to consider a geared bottom bracket motor.

Gears and chain sets come in many different sizes, and each size motor is designed for certain types of riding. For example, wide bottom brackets with an inside diameter of around 13 inches usually fit well with some Direct Drive systems. These are very straight and small chain stays, ideal for tight maneuvers. However, with wide bottom brackets with an inside diameter of around 16 inches, the gear range increases and the chains become more like a cassette, making them ideal for riding on rougher terrain.

If you’re looking to upgrade from a standard bike to a dual suspension bike or something more specialized, such as a hard tail, you may want to look into rear derailleurs. With rear derailleurs, you can have both a top bar and a bottom bar, giving you the ability to go cross country riding with a hard tail, or ride downhill on a free ride bike. The best mid-drive motors are those with an inside diameter of around 17 inches. They can fit directly into a wide bottom bracket shell, but unlike a direct drive system, there’s no need for chainstay assembly. These mid-drive motors tend to be on the heavy side, however, so you’ll want to be sure to get a good quality brand.

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