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Old 08-29-21, 11:00 AM
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List of 2021 or later Road bike models with threaded bottom brackets

I do not intend for this thread to be a discussion (or argument) about which style of BB is better, but simply a compilation of upcoming or currently offered road bikes with threaded bottom brackets.

Iím looking for ideas, so this is helpful to me in my search for a new bike, but hopefully this will be useful to others as well.

If there are any Iíve missed please add your response.

Allied Cycles

Conalgo C64, V3RS, V3

Fairlight Strael - BSA

Factor Ostro VAM - T47

Ibis Hakka MX - T47

Lynskey's lineup (R300, R500, Sportive, Helix models) are all BSA threaded

Pinarello - all - Italian (ITA)

Pursuit Cycles, made in Bozeman, MT uses titanium threaded inserts in their BB shells - T47

Ribble
Endurance SL - BSA
Ultra SL, SL R - BSA

Santa Cruz Stigmata - BSA

Specialized -
2021 Tarmac - BSA
2021 Roubaix - BSA
2021 Aethos - BSA

Trek
2020-21 Madone - T47
2021 Roubaix - T47
2021 Domane- T47
2021 Edmonda SL,SLR - T47

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It is likely that most American made bikes will return to threaded bottom brackets because they are the only way of having good alignment and the ability to easily repair bearings. Press in bearings are almost a total failure as Trek has shown by returning from that junky BB90 to the T47.
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It is likely that most American made bikes will return to threaded bottom brackets because they are the only way of having good alignment and the ability to easily repair bearings. Press in bearings are almost a total failure as Trek has shown by returning from that junky BB90 to the T47.
American branded bikes will return to it because their manufacturers abroad can't make the frames to required tolerance for the prices Specialized et al are willing to pay for their multi thousand dollar frames. Companies which actually manufacture bikes like Giant, Look, etc are sticking with pressfit and generally people don't have a problem with them.
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I assume OP is only looking for CF bikes?

I think much of the Allied Cycle bikes have threaded BBs

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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I assume OP is only looking for CF bikes?

I think much of the Allied Cycle bikes have threaded BBs
Yes I am - looking at CF racy/aero endurance bikes or aero race bikes that lean towards a slightly relaxed enduro ride quality. (I donít race IRL but want one very efficient, crisp bike that can do it all - climbs, fast on group rides and wonít beat me to death on a 50- or 75-miler.

But I thought it would be good to collect ideas for others as well - I have not been able to find any resource which compiles a list of bikes with threaded BBS.

I added your suggestion to my original post - I will try to keep it updated as other suggestions come in.
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Trek Domane has them...at least my SLR does.
updated my post - thanks
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Yes I am - looking at CF racy/aero endurance bikes or aero race bikes that lean towards a slightly relaxed enduro ride quality.
That should about cover it.
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Originally Posted by Tbaynes View Post
Yes I am - looking at CF racy/aero endurance bikes or aero race bikes that lean towards a slightly relaxed enduro ride quality. (I donít race IRL but want one very efficient, crisp bike that can do it all - climbs, fast on group rides and wonít beat me to death on a 50- or 75-miler.

But I thought it would be good to collect ideas for others as well - I have not been able to find any resource which compiles a list of bikes with threaded BBS.

I added your suggestion to my original post - I will try to keep it updated as other suggestions come in.
The Fairlight Strael I suggested is an 853 steel main triangle frame with carbon fork.
So that won't work for the extensive list you provided. It does come in Regular and Tall options for each frame size, which will allow you to choose if you want 'race' or 'endurance' geometry, and it can handle up to a 36mm tire for comfort while still having quick feeling frame angles.

But it isnt a carbon frame.
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The industry seems to be going back to it. However, I have a bike with a PF30 shell and a Praxis conversion BB for Shimano cranks. I actually like that better because you will never have to worry about stripping BB threads which I did once a long time ago.
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You can add Emonda SL, SLR to round out the Trek list.
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Originally Posted by Tbaynes View Post
Yes I am - looking at CF racy/aero endurance bikes or aero race bikes that lean towards a slightly relaxed enduro ride quality. (I donít race IRL but want one very efficient, crisp bike that can do it all - climbs, fast on group rides and wonít beat me to death on a 50- or 75-miler.

But I thought it would be good to collect ideas for others as well - I have not been able to find any resource which compiles a list of bikes with threaded BBS.

I added your suggestion to my original post - I will try to keep it updated as other suggestions come in.
I would also add must be laterally stiff and vertically compliant to your list of parameters
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Originally Posted by Tbaynes View Post
Yes I am - looking at CF racy/aero endurance bikes or aero race bikes that lean towards a slightly relaxed enduro ride quality. (I donít race IRL but want one very efficient, crisp bike that can do it all - climbs, fast on group rides and wonít beat me to death on a 50- or 75-miler.

But I thought it would be good to collect ideas for others as well - I have not been able to find any resource which compiles a list of bikes with threaded BBS.

I added your suggestion to my original post - I will try to keep it updated as other suggestions come in.
Ribble Endurance SL has BSA
for an aero framed bike, Ribble's Ultra SL and SLR bikes also have BSA, but I don't think I'd say they likely have a relaxed enduro ride quality.
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The new Ribble Ultra looks pretty interesting. Iím looking forward to seeing some reviews and ride reports. We donít see many (well, any that I recall) around where I am in Midwest US. And Iím not sure what Ribble have done to adddress comfort. But I like that I can customize it, and the SL R has a good component list for the money.

The big issue with spending big money on a bike right now and a lack of access to test ride. That could force me to a locally available big brand (Trek) just to mitigate risk. I would drive to a large city like Chicago or to an event, if I could find one that has a bunch of bikes to try.

My local dealer has a leftover 2019 Madone in my size, Ultegra build. Rim brakes, which is why I think itís still there. I took it for a ride and the Madone, at least, seems comfortable enough but I also did not do a 50-miler on it.

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Ribble Endurance SL has BSA
for an aero framed bike, Ribble's Ultra SL and SLR bikes also have BSA, but I don't think I'd say they likely have a relaxed enduro ride quality.
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If you are actually shopping for a new bike, availability will be your first consideration. Features will help you narrow down your few choices. In other words, if shopping vs nattering, compiling a theoretical list doesn't seem productive.
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The BB type will be low on my list for picking a bike. Though I'd prefer threaded, there are a lot of other stuff that to me is more important for selecting a bike for me.

And your list will always be in a constant state of flux. In 2020 there were models of the Tarmac that were pressfit and some were threaded.

The administrative time to keep your list current and accurate will be a nightmare.

Wouldn't it just be easier to look at the manufacturer specs or the bike itself if you are looking at it in person?
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Pursuit Cycles, made in Bozeman, MT uses titanium threaded inserts in their BB shells:

Pursuit Cycles ≫ Details and Geometry - Pure Road - Pursuit Cycles
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Lynskey's lineup (R300, R500, Sportive, Helix models) are all BSA threaded, I believe.
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Originally Posted by Tbaynes View Post
I do not intend for this thread to be a discussion (or argument) about which style of BB is better, but simply a compilation of upcoming or currently offered road bikes with threaded bottom brackets.

Iím looking for ideas, so this is helpful to me in my search for a new bike, but hopefully this will be useful to others as well.

If there are any Iíve missed please add your response.

Allied Cycles

Fairlight Strael - BSA

Pinarello - all - Italian (ITA)

Ribble
Endurance SL - BSA
Ultra SL, SL R - BSA

Specialized -
2021 Tarmac - BSA
2021 Roubaix - BSA
2021 Aethos - BSA

Trek
2020-21 Madone - T47
2021 Roubaix - T47
2021 Domane- T47
2021 Edmonda SL,SLR - T47
Factor Ostro VAM

Conalgo C64, V3RS, V3
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Ibis hakka mx T47
https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/hakka-mx

sanata cruz stigmata bsa
https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/bikes/stigmata
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
If you are actually shopping for a new bike, availability will be your first consideration. Features will help you narrow down your few choices. In other words, if shopping vs nattering, compiling a theoretical list doesn't seem productive.
You hit the nail on the head (at least in my case). I too am looking for a carbon endurance bike with a threaded BB and finding someone who actually has my size, color and the groupset I want is like herding cats. I have fallen in love with several models only to find that it's either not available, the wrong size, the wrong color or I'm going to have to wait until October for it to ship.

It's been very frustrating. I finally have the money but cannot find a bike. The thing is... I'm pretty flexible, but when I find something I like and start calling around to see who might have it in stock I run into the same story.
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Wouldn't it be easier just to look at the bikes that appeal to you and then eliminate the ones that don't quite fit the bill. Certainly threaded BB's aren't the only disqualifier for you. What about stack height, tire width that will fit it or color?
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I do not intend for this thread to be a discussion (or argument) about which style of BB is better ...
The thread didn't even make it to the second post. Ugh.
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