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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    BB30 and Shimano road cranks: which adapter?

    I'm getting a new CF road bike frame that includes the BB30 bottom bracket design. I'm going to use an existing Shimano Hollowtech II crank-set.

    I would like the most trouble-free adapter that will allow me to use the Shimano crank. I just want to be able to enjoy the bike without creaks, re-fitments or any risk of damage to the frame.

    I'm looking at the Wheels Manufacturing adapter: http://wheelsmfg.com/content/view/785/54

    I'm also looking into this adapter that includes external bearings;

    The KCNC BB30 Adapter from LightBikes.com (scroll down): http://www.sales.light-bikes.com/kcnc/defaut.asp

    Any other suggestions? Is one going to be better than the other?

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    I think the kcnc is best. No press in problems.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    My KCNC BB adapter failed at 2000 miles. My first BB failure ever, however, I'm not sure what caused the failure.
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    The Wheel Manu unit is fine. No trouble through several crankset changes.

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