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Old 10-03-07, 08:25 AM   #1
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Recommendations for BB ... for DA 7803 crankset?

Would it be wise to only use Shimano's SM-FC7800 bottom bracket ... for the Shimano FC-7803 triple crankset (Hollowtech II)?

So far, the only other BB I've seen that is compatible with DA's Hollowtech II cranksets is the "Rotor SABB BSA Ceramic Bottom Bracket":
< http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...BSHMINT/CR0151 >.

I vaguely remember discussion about ceramic BB's, but I don't know if they have established a good track record yet. At any rate, is the Rotor ceramic BB something to consider for Shimano Hollowtech II cranksets?
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Just buy the recommended Shimano BB and be done with it - about $40.
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Just buy the recommended Shimano BB and be done with it - about $40.
What he said. Of course, you won't have the cool red cups, but if that's worth $140 is up to you. The Shimano bearings will last, and are smooth. Spend your money where it makes a difference.
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Ceramic bb - what a waste of money. Exception for racing or if you are rich or really don't care.
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You are right, operator. I searched the BF on ceramic BBs. The small benefit of ceramic BBs, is way too expensive to even consider. We might see a day where improvements in ceramics are made at a reduced cost to the consumer ... but not today.
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