- GXP BBs – un shite.
Offer nothing but optimism that this would be good:
65 Euros delivered.Posted 1 year agojoebristolSubscriber
I don’t get why Sram can’t make a better bb than they do. I had one go really gritty after a year of mostly dry ish mountain bike riding – yet hollowtech 2 ones comfortably go on longer.
I wonder if the step down in size on one side of the crank puts an uneven pressure on it, or if they just use bad bearings? Their jockey wheel bearings don’t seem well sealed / very good either.
I think when my current Gxp bb dies I’ll look at Hope and Uberbike options.Posted 1 year ago
Uberbike oordered. And headset as well. Because every bearing on this bike has died in the last 3 months.
Anyone know what tool is needed? Instructions just say ‘use external bottom bracket tool’. Which I really hope is the same one I need to remove the SRAM one!
I’ve got one for a Hope BB already, guess it’s not that one. That would be too easy.
SRAM just don’t seem to be able to make anything with bearings that actually lasts a British winter 🙁Posted 1 year agovincienupSubscriber
Praxis units are inbound to the UK, preorder at Upgrade Cycles…
(no I don’t work for either, but spotted the Praxis units on their site and after looking asked Upgrade (their distributors in the UK) if they could get them. The response seems to have been positive, they clearly see a market in the number of Eagle GX groups sold this last year or so…)Posted 1 year agojamesoSubscriber
“Praxis units are inbound to the UK,”
You can buy mine if you like – tenner posted. I killed the bearings in it in a long weekend of Chilterns winter SSing, bought new ones to replace them but haven’t bothered. Californian levels of sealing in the design, even with ‘Enduro’ bearings fitted I’m not confident in it.
New M8000 XTs are far better. But that doesn’t help with GXP, sorry.Posted 1 year ago
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