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Old 11-30-04, 04:40 PM   #1
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ISIS bottom brakcet recomendation

Well looking at http://www.mtbr.com it seems to me there are not a lot of really good ISIS drive BB's. Does anybody have anyt recomendations based on expirience with a BB thats under 75dollars?
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Truvative Gigapipe Team DH http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Bottom_B...t_122442.shtml
availiable here http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...10&sc=mr08&x=y
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Yea that does have a good review, im more of a XC/road type of person so i was hesitant with that. Would you recomend it for XC use?
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Yea that does have a good review, im more of a XC/road type of person so i was hesitant with that. Would you recomend it for XC use?
It's what I use, see my review on it third one down. Also here's the bike it's on. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...760#post545760
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Yeah, I liked my Gigapipe Team DH....didnt last too long though. Only had it about 5 months worth of riding.....the little cheap $20 Truvativ one I bought has lasted me longer....
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I've gone thru a few Truvativ (no the gigapipe) and Race Face ISIS bottom brackets. I've currently got a FSA Platinum Pro in my bike right now. The riding I do is primarily aggressive and steep cross country riding. It's the only ISIS bb that's lasted me longer than one year.
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damn, these ISIS BB's seem to go through their lives pretty fast.
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Tiny bearings. Its why they have moved to external bearing system to allow for bigger bearing to prolong life.

I only ever had problem with truvativ. I run fsa platinum and they lasted me an entire season ofdh
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oh yea the external bearing system, ive heard positive reviews from that. Do they have any external bearing BB's that are compatable with an isis crankset? Im doubting it.
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FSA just made one. 2 for xc and 2 for dh/fr.
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Ooh, something to look into. Do you know the name of the models?
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http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...xid=60&pid=120
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hmm, does anybody have any expirience with this?
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They are brand new. FSA released them to compete with the more expensive propreitary x-type and the other type (shimano and raceface) I doubt anyone has even seen one yet beyond interbike
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ugh so do you know when they will be more readily available?
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No...I assume spring they will be full force. I will be buying one to test. I like the idea of external bearings without having to buy new cranks. Will go nicely with my v-drives
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