help me justify the cost? (BB content)
i am leaning on getting this:
but i would like to hear from HOPE fans why i should get this instead?Posted 4 years agoRorschachMember
Nah…buy a few (10 instead of hope!!) of these for the same moneyPosted 4 years ago
The Praxis Works BB also has replacable std size bearings at £30 rrp, will pop one of those in the other bike soon.
Hope seem to have a good rep, or get a King and just clean the bearings rather than replace them. I’m impressed with the King so far, after getting 3-5 months a time from shimanos. It’s done at least 2 shimano’s worth of miles just between clean-outs and still feels smooth. Daft money for a BB but it may be worth it, time will tell. tbh the fact it lasted the whole of my trip last summer without packing up was worth the outlay over a shimano anyway.Posted 4 years ago
No reason not to try the nuke proof one .. Just haven’t heard how they last ? I have no issues with shimano bb’s ..
I love hope stuff and yes bb is cracking looking durable etc.. My problem is the bearing sits directly onto axle and can seriously corrode/seize causing me headaches to remove …Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
How about a Gusset EXT24? Available in black, longer lived than Shimano, servicable if you can be bothered, and easy to replace bearing too. Good stuff and not too expensive.Posted 4 years agodai21tMemberquantockspaulMember
Have to say my ceramic hope bearings are better than I ever imagined. After grinding out too many HTIIs, that then seize up after every ride unless they’re stripped down and regreased and dealing with s**t chain alignment from worn bearings – ceramic is fit and forget for year after year. Worth every penny.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
z1ppy – Member
LOL, cause the Hope one will last 10 time longer right?
That and it take all of 5 minutes to change a HT II cup.. which is why I love em.
I’ll drop my bike round then…
Buy new BB, Wait for delivery, Put bike in stand, get tools out, drop chain, Undo bolts, remove Crankset, remove BB Cups, Clean shell, apply some grease/anti seize fit BB, refit cranks, tension everything correctly. Add in some more if you have a BB mounted chain guide. 5 minutes is damm good going!
Hope is up to 4 years on mine and a the rate Shimano/RaceFace/Sram ones are going I reckon I’m well into profit.Posted 4 years ago
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