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Old 09-13-05, 10:28 AM
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i hate bottom brackets

i ride alot and i ride mostly anything ex.drops, dirt jumps, freeride, downhill and singletrack. i really want a bottom bracket that can handle it all and last for about 7 or more months i have snapped my latest one and really need to no some good bottom brackets
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Old 09-13-05, 10:34 AM
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What was your last one? I am 270 and do everything you do and don't break bottom brackets.
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Old 09-13-05, 10:38 AM
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it was a fsa platinum pro isis. what do you use and as you do the same stuff can you please tell me a decnt chain i always snap mine. cheers
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Sounds like you are really rough on the bike. I use the fsa and it was lasted almost 2 years. More than any other bb. I have one on all 3 of my bikes.

Chains I eat. I only buy cheap. sram pc69 I think.
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Old 09-13-05, 10:47 AM
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thanks for the advice. i have snapped about 5 chains i ride the norco torrent im only 15yrs old. me and my mate both snapped our bottom brackes actually now thinking about it it was the platinum not the platinum pro. what bikes do you own. i am hoping to get a chain device soon what do you think the best one out there is. thanks
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Ahhh you are riding a ht full time, I used to go through bb's every 7 or 8 months?...what is breaking in the bb? The axle or the bearings?

E13...noting else matters
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Old 09-13-05, 11:14 AM
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the axle is snapping. what the e13 even better than the mrp or blackspire.
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There is nothing that compares to an e13. I have used all three as well.

You might want to try the external bearing bb's fsa is making. The axle is larger making the system stronger
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noob response but when you are talking about the e13, is this the chain tensioner that is located by the front deraileur.??
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correct
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i was going to post same as mael.
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Originally Posted by ahmed
it was a fsa platinum pro isis. what do you use and as you do the same stuff can you please tell me a decnt chain i always snap mine. cheers
Been there snapped it.
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I was running through bottom brackets, but I had some super ****ty cartridge bearing bmx style cranks. I bought the race face evolve dh cranks with the external bearings. They are surpringly stiff and easy to install. I didn't think I would notice a stiffness increase. I haven't ridden them too much yet, since I tacoed my front wheel, so I can't tell you how the bearings are holding up, but I don't think I will regret this purchase. Oh and about the chain, I understand whipperman chains are the strongest, I'm thinking of getting the extra beefy single-speed one.
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