- Hope bottom bracket. Is it worth the extra cost and replace the bearings,
I love hope kit but salsa are better for skewers and seat clamps.
I know that one bad experience does not make a bad product but my salsa seat clamp lasted one ride. It got caught on my shorts and the cam section bent. When this happens on a Hope one the lever just flicks round as the cam can rotate.Posted 5 years ago
Northwind – Member
“chiefgrooveguru – Member
If one Hope BB lasts as long as 5 XT BBs, how much time do you waste changing those other 4?”
Couple of minutes. I’ll survive.Posted 5 years ago
Change 4 BB’s in 2 minutes! Not bad going. My last BB Failure was going round Llandegla about 2 years ago had to limp back cursing how crap it was as it had failed so quickly. Replaced with a Hope SS then and never touched. Less failures = less f’in about = less anger and less rubbish.
Not sure why anyone would find it a hardship?
Not a hardship more a PITA. I have to go to a shop buy/order from the internet, clean bike, remove everything, clean threads, grease threads, fit BB, dispose of BB, reset the chain device position, replace cranks deal with getting the tension right in the BB end cap and then it’s done. I’ve not had to do that for a long time now. If you don’t have the tools/space/time then it’s a LBS job and not 18quid from rose when you add on labour etc. I was on a road trip when mine last went and the guys fitted the Hope for free.Posted 5 years ago
Are you sure you fitted them correctly?, is your BB faced?, was the bearing cup seat clean?, cranks fitted correctly?, we use them in the shop to replace just about every standard bearing on a bike (BB’s/hubs/headsets/suspension linkages etc) and we’ve yet to have a failed Enduro bearing, hard to believe their bearings failed but i guess it may be possible.
Did you return the bearings to them for inspection?.Posted 5 years ago
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