- Can I trust a Sram team GXP BB?
The standard GXP BB that came on my SRAM OEM crankset has gone so need a new one but can’t work out what’s best. I won’t be spending hope or chris king money but also don’t want it to die after a few months.
I’m annoyed really as I’ve stripped it and re-greased regularly.
Thanks in advancePosted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
£20. Can get bucket loads of them for the price of a Chris King.
Anyway, despite what some people seem to do with them I find they last years without complaining and then can just re-grease, but then £20 replacement who cares.
Just treat them right. Torque cranks correctly to spec, not LBS gorilla tight, not too loose. Load up with loads of grease. Don’t pressure wash. No GT85! etc.
Though I end up greasing the bearing surfaces frequently as I’m often taking the cranks off for one reason or another like many changes I’ve made to chainrings, chain guide and cranks themselves.
Tip though – a rubber o ring or two where the gap is on the drive side between dust cap and crank (yes there should be a gap of a couple of mm there)… helps stop the plastic dust cap rotating off and letting dirt in.Posted 4 years agodaver27Member
just having the same problems, with SRAM going all BB30 the GXP standard is a little thin on the ground for decent replacements.
ditched my Rival chainset for an FSA setup so i can use plentiful and decent quality hollowtech BB’s.
cost £120 from Planet x and it’ll do me!Posted 4 years ago
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