I have no experience with external bottom brackets. As luck would have it, in the same week I got a new road bike with SRAM cranks and a set of SRAM Omniums for my track bike, both with basic GXP BBs. All of my previous experience was with Dura-Ace Octalink (sealed and needle) and Campy Record square taper (sealed and ball).
A few people almost anecdotally say, "You are gonna want to upgrade that BB soon."
Will someone care to elaborate as to why (feel? durability?) and also what would be a suitable upgrade? Does it have to be SRAM or are others compatible?
durability is the reason people have suggested you replace it, basically junk.
Thanks. That's what I was wondering. I wasn't sure if it was a feel thing or a durability thing. I'm not one to upgrade for the sake of upgrading. I've never been one to jump on the ceramic band wagon just because that's the new thing.
I train on the track and road 6 days a week, plus I'm heavier than most. I just want to know what I'm getting into. I know what to expect from the other brands.