- 2012 Zesty BB Suggestions
After spending a good 60 minutes trawling the net, starting as a complete novice on current BB standards, I am now aware my 2012 Zesty 314 is BB92. This is great. Except I am now completely lost as to what to order. All I know is that the Shimano ones are made of cheese.
I found an FSA on the WeLoveLapierre website which doesn’t look like it fits (according to the description). I found one on the On-One website which was linked in a thread, but doesn’t mention width, so I don’t know.
Furthermore, I get the impression that it needs to be somewhat specific to a “zesty”, like Lapierre have done some odd standard (or not as the case may be). Am I correct?
Ultimately. I want a BB92 (92mm shell size) bottom bracket that will last 12 months of riding, for less than £35. Help me out.
thank you.Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Here you go – enduro bearings, we stock Lapierre’s in the shop and replace all the BB bearings with Enduro bearings when they wear out, which is pretty quick, get in touch wi them and they’ll advise you on the various bearing qualities you can fit and you’ll be able to buy them from BETD Here
I’d also advise you to replace your headset bearings, the standard items are utter pi$$.Posted 5 years ago
The Shimano ones aren’t made of cheese, my second one has lasted 2.5 years. The problem with the Zesty is water gets trapped in the seat tube/BB area after washing/wet ride, if you get into the habit of turning the bike upside down and draining the water out the BB lasts a hell of a lot longer (the original BB lasted less than 6 months until I learnt this).Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the replies. I found this on CRC: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=51397
Would that work, in that case? Am I correct in saying the cups can remain in the frame? Or do I need new cups as well?
I have taken out the headset and it seems very crunchy but I thought a good clean and regrease would sort it. I may purchase new bearings in the near future.
I have read the point previously about the water drainage issue which I appreciate must be contributing, so I will consider drilling that.
thanks!Posted 5 years ago
Only fail I’ve seen on every lapierre is the rear triangle, so I personally wouldn’t worry.
So maybe just buying another identical £25 shimano is worth a pop? thing is i’d rather spend £10 more and get something twice as good NOW rather than be taking it all off again in 6 months.Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
On carbon Zesty’s / Spicy’s the BB tube is NOT connected to the main void of the frame, so even if you have a pint of water sloshing around in your frame (like i did after a bit too er, amfishous river crossing attempt…. 😉 the BB will be fine. Luckily on 2012 Carbon frames, all that water can just leak out the cracks……………….Posted 5 years ago
Interestingly, putting mine back together again today to take to the LBS for bearing fitting, noticed mine has a hole drilled in the BB shell already! And quite a few in the rear triangle. Must be a design feature from 2012 onwards?
Can anyone confirm if that race face will fit? Else I will just order the identical Shimano which is in there.Posted 5 years agofiltertipsSubscriber
As FuzzyWuzzy said, it’s the water trapped in the bottom bracket area after a wet ride. When you replace the current one stick a piece of duct tape across the hole where the seat tube meets the BB shell (make sure it’s dry and clean first. Also make sure you tip the bike upside down after a wet ride to drain the collected water away. Certainly helps extend the life of the BB (9 months so far with no sign of ceasing up).Posted 5 years ago
Maxtorque – how do you know this? My bb on my carbon zesty has gone a bit stiff after only a handful of stupidly wet rides, and each time I’ve tipped a pint of water out of the seattube.
Faz083 – I’ve had a KCNC in a previous alloy Zesty and this was very good. Only one join/seal for the water to seep through, so it seemed to last longer. Thats what I’m going to order for my carbon.Posted 5 years agomaxtorqueMember
I know that because i changed the BB on my 714 before christmas, and while it’s out you can see just a plain carbon tube across the BB, no holes to other parts of the frame for example. It makes sense on a carbon frame, where you can maintain the tollerance for the push fit bb by just bonding in a previously cured and complete cross tube of the correct diameter.Posted 5 years ago
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