- Race Face bottom bracket alternatives….
They’re just stock 6806-2RS bearings, available for about £12 for 10pcs from most bearing shops…
They’re also easy to press out of the stock cups, and easy to press in new ones…
YOU DO NOT need to buy a whole new Bottom Bracket unit! In this respect, they’re exactly the same as a Hope, Rotor, Enduro, Wheels Mfg etc unit… BEST thing about 30mm axle BB’s IMO is how cheap and easy the bearings are to replace. The only minor annoyance is that the bearings never last quite as long as your typical 6805 or MR2437 equivalent that you run on a 24/25mm axle crank. But when 6806 bearings are so cheap, and it takes 15mins to replace a pair of them, it doesn’t really bother me.Posted 1 month agodovebikerMember
Raceface use smaller bearings in comparison to the likes of Hope and Wheels Manufacturing – I’ve had bearings ‘go’ after one wet ride. The Wheels BB has decent secondary seals not just relying on the regular bearing seals. Slathering them in marine grease also helps, as well as keeping the BB protected from wheel spray.Posted 1 month ago
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