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Chris King BB
#1
Yo guys, i want to purchase a chris king BB for my marin wolf ridge build, not knowing much about these things, what do i need to know?! Are there any sizes i should know about other than knowing the bottom bracket is for mtb rather than road?

Cheers

Neil
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#2
"Slow.Norris" Wrote:Yo guys, i want to purchase a chris king BB for my marin wolf ridge build, not knowing much about these things, what do i need to know?! Are there any sizes i should know about other than knowing the bottom bracket is for mtb rather than road?

Cheers

Neil

You need to know what width to buy, whether it's press-fit or old fashion screw in, also what kind of cranks you have so that the new BB fits the cranks. That's about it I think.
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#3
Get it fitted in a shop and ask them to face the frame to make sure the bearings sit square. Had mine a year or so now and it's buttery smooth after a few Wales trips and plenty of mud
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#4
Blinking flip :o
They ain't cheap are they! :o
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#5
"impished" Wrote:Blinking flip :o
They ain't cheap are they! :o

Nope, but you'll never need to buy a new one.
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#6
"treaclesponge" Wrote:Get it fitted in a shop and ask them to face the frame to make sure the bearings sit square. Had mine a year or so now and it's buttery smooth after a few Wales trips and plenty of mud

Ahh the good old face the frame debate, i seriously wouldnt bother its a waste of money and does not affect how the bearings sit.

At £100 that could buy me 4 shimano ones, which i usually change once a year, i cant see how one of those would last 4 years and you have to regularly grease gun them.
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#7
If they are as good as their headsets (which do need fitting properly) then money is okish, if they are anything like their hubs, walk away. Seeing as there is a new BB standard every 3 weeks, you are unlikely to get 4 years out of one as Buzz mentions unless you like keeping frames for a long time or only buy a new one with the same standard

Ceramic Hope one would be as far as I would go if wanting an external HT2, you can get them in different colours as well which is the main thing...
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#8
"Buzz" Wrote:Ahh the good old face the frame debate, i seriously wouldnt bother its a waste of money and does not affect how the bearings sit.

At £100 that could buy me 4 shimano ones, which i usually change once a year, i cant see how one of those would last 4 years and you have to regularly grease gun them.

Once a year!!? That must be the 3 times weekly Surrey Sand, or they don't seal very well.
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#9
"Buzz" Wrote:Ahh the good old face the frame debate, i seriously wouldnt bother its a waste of money and does not affect how the bearings sit.

Bromley Bikes did it for free as I bought it there so figured I may as well while they fitted it,
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#10
"treaclesponge" Wrote:Get it fitted in a shop and ask them to face the frame to make sure the bearings sit square. Had mine a year or so now and it's buttery smooth after a few Wales trips and plenty of mud

I think I had/have a tool for just this porpoise (unless someone borrowed it and never gave it back - insert thoughtful stroking chin smiley here. NB I'm not talking about any one on here), thats if you wanna chance it yerself.


EDIT:

as Mr sponge says below its pretty specific - its for a screw thread, won't work with a push fit BB IIRC (unless it does!)
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