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Old 03-16-11, 06:02 PM   #1
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bb30

http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/03/05/...#comment-72388

Looking forward (and showing his track roots), heís developing a BB30 style track crankset with a third party because itíll bring a lot of stiffness to a discipline that can really use it.
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Old 03-16-11, 06:22 PM   #2
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fixing something that's not broke again...
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^ I guess I just don't get some of the humor on these forums...
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I don't think BB30 in a steel frame makes a lot of sense but I would like to talk to Don about it. Don't get me wrong, I know steel can be make stiff enough to benefit from BB30 but as I understand it you have to remachine the BB after brazing due to the tolerances. But as a format, I really like my 2 BB30 bikes.
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I'm sure the BB30 is stiffer...but its one of those things that is never going to matter to 99.999% of the people out there, even most amateur racers. If someone wanted to give it to me free...sure, otherwise, its not worth getting a hard on about, at least not until its mainstream and the parts are readily available with time-tested designs.
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it’ll bring an infinitesimally small amount of stiffness to a discipline that prizes stiffness over athletic performance even though stiffness has far less to do with who wins than people like to think.
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scrod picked it for me in one of the threads
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Old 03-18-11, 05:12 PM   #12
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It has none aside from the method I used to pick it for you.

Vic - I'm bummed you never used the one I gave you.
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stiffness vs. performance

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more stiffness...



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Vic - I'm bummed you never used the one I gave you.
In my defence, my assigned avatar does not include a squirrel or a cat.
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