Hope BB Home › Forum › Bike Forum › Hope BB Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Hope BB barnMember Just fitted a steel job with the GXP inserts. Doesn’t spin too freely. Is this normal? Feels like there is friction. Posted 1 year ago euainSubscriber Could be the grease in the bearings and/or seals? It’ll still be smooth (no grinding, roughness) if this is the case. Take it for a few miles and see if it loosens up? I have a couple and they spin freely.. Posted 1 year ago PacemanSubscriber You may have overtightened the cranks against the bearing covers (easily done) when fitting the non-drive side crank. This installation video from Hope Tech might help: https://youtu.be/NufgDt2zwXk Posted 1 year ago wwaswasSubscriber Doesn’t spin too freely. I rarely get more than a rotation or two out of Hollowtech type bearings – they don’t really do ‘freely’ like square taper used to. As long as it’s smooth and not binding you should be ok. Posted 1 year ago barnMember Thanks all. Posted 1 year ago Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) The topic ‘Hope BB’ is closed to new replies.