- Race Face BB died after 6 months…
People still use X type? I thought I was the only one not on HTII systems now.
Anyway…yeah, X type have a tendancy to wear out fast…so I’ve just taken that one on the chin and am just replacing mine as it wears out. When I finally get fed up with this I think I’m going to go back to a nice old school square taper set up. Well…this is for my single speed so I like things old and simple.Posted 9 years agoShinyRedOrangeMember
My Race Face X-Type BB sounds like it has gravel for bearings, after only 6 months!
Apparently this is about standard, from what the dude in the bike shop says, so question is what to replace it with. I’m thinking Hope Ceramic, has anyone had any good/bad experiences with them? Hopefully it would last longer than 6 months!Posted 9 years agojimwMember
Is if from an Orange? (guessing from the name!). Mine failed on a seven month old Orange 5 – replaced with Hope S/S and my LBS claimed the difference in price back from Orange and Race Face. Took a few weeks but got some money back under warranty. Now very happy- with the RF I had to take the seat post out and drain water out after every wet ride or wash ( no pressure washers, just a garden hose) and it still seized solid, now there is never any water in the seat tube.Posted 9 years agoWhatafackinLibertyMember
Enduro Bearing Set seem to work just fine on the X-Type BB.
Pop out the pish RF bearings, clean cups, pop in the Enduro bearings, pack with super sticky grease, put on top cap bearing cover thingy, refit and FORGET!
Mines been going for a year, without a hint of play etc.
Jobs a goodin!
😀Posted 9 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
I ride once a month and all my HT2 BBs are perfect and have lasted over a year. Bear in mind that I do ride mainly in the dry and maximum ride time rarely exceeds two hours to preserve expensive components, but I have to say, based on my experience, outboard bottom brackets absolutely rock. Etc, unsubstantiated blah.
Oh, while I remember, back in the real world, my Acros Stainless Steel one seized up sitting in a cupboard after around two months of hardish use including a week in a very dry Pyrenees – it’s going back to 18 Bikes next week. My mate killed one in the space of about a month including a muddy 24-hour solo. Not all they’re cracked up to be ime. I also had to pop the seals and totally clean out the bearings and re-grease on a Hope stainless one on my then gf’s bike when it started graunching. Since then it’s been fine though.
Also found the Enduro replacement bearings disappointingly crap and badly sealed too. Lastest Shimano has managed six months before death though, with heavy regular use, which is a record for me. SLX btw. Essentially I think the system is just flawed, but there you go.Posted 9 years ago
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