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Old 11-18-17, 12:10 AM
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PF30 fit BB30 cranks?

Hey everyone, I recently got a Focus Cayo and it comes standard with a PF30 Bottom bracket attached to this Bottom Bracket is a crankier I find disgusting and I was hoping to change it for something else, that said what do I have to find that is compatible or is anything BB30 going to work fine?
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Old 11-18-17, 03:09 PM
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Hey everyone, I recently got a Focus Cayo and it comes standard with a PF30 Bottom bracket attached to this Bottom Bracket is a crankier I find disgusting and I was hoping to change it for something else, that said what do I have to find that is compatible or is anything BB30 going to work fine?
Any crankset with the same shaft diameter as your current crank will work.
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The "30" in PF30 means that the bearing inside diameter is 30 mm and so PF30 bottom brackets take cranksets with 30 mm spindle. Any crankset with a 30 mm spindle will work. That means not Shimano. Shimano spindles are 24 mm.

You can get adapters which allow you to use different cranks or change the bottom bracket to something which accepts a different type of crankset.

I'm using an Enduro Torqtite in a PF30 frame. It does away with pressed bearings and simply screws together into the frame. It allows Shimano or any other crankset to be used. Praxis makes something similar.

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Originally Posted by John_V View Post
Any crankset with the same shaft diameter as your current crank will work.
Any ROAD bike crank with fit any road bike. MTB's have different widths if memory serves.
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There's several different width shells that take standard BB30 bearings, either directly pressed or in cups. You need to ensure your replacement 30mm crank spindle is long enough for your application. For original BB30/PF30 the shell is 68mm width and all 30mm road cranks should work, but might need a spacer for some intended for wider shells.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
The "30" in PF30 means that the bearing inside diameter is 30 mm and so PF30 bottom brackets take cranksets with 30 mm spindle. Any crankset with a 30 mm spindle will work. That means not Shimano. Shimano spindles are 24 mm.

You can get adapters which allow you to use different cranks or change the bottom bracket to something which accepts a different type of crankset.

I'm using an Enduro Torqtite in a PF30 frame. It does away with pressed bearings and simply screws together into the frame. It allows Shimano or any other crankset to be used.Praxis makes something similar.
That also includes some of the newer SRAM model cranks, since they use a tapered 24-22 mm spindle. Also many of the newer FSA cranksets also use a 24 mm spindle.

Another company that has a very similar BB product to Enduro, is Wheels Mfg, They also use Enduro bearings on all their BBs and they are half the price. I purchased one of their PF 86/90 BB when my Hawk Racing BB started creaking after two months and neither I or the bike shop could stop the creaking. While the Enduro bearings in the Wheels Mfg BB aren't as smooth as the Fulmur bearings in the Hawk, the screw together design has completely eliminated dreaded "press fit BB creak."
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I just bought a pair of Wheels BBs. I cannot stand creaking. I was raised to think a well-maintained bike was almost silent.
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