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Bottom Bracket options.
« on: December 10, 2009, 02:14:12 PM »
Ok, so after about 6800 miles, my XT bottom bracket is starting to exhibit signs of wear.
 
I have been toying around with a Chris King Bling Thing, cause it is just so cool 8) , but while it really isnt a lot of money, it is about 2 and a half times the cost of an XT replacement, or an XTR for that matter.
 
I pointed out the mileage, because the fact is I haven't had to do anything to it up to this point. I realize that the CK BB is a better part, but is it really worth it?......That said, even if it is not worth it, I still might buy it.....
 
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 02:27:24 PM »
Just buy it and crash a few days later. Get your insurance check to pay off the BB - solved.
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 02:32:40 PM »
You need all the bling you can get. :)

If an XT lasted that long I would stick with it. Why spend the money to buy something that will just get throw away after x number of miles/hours....
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 02:32:59 PM »
If it isn't going to take food out of the mouths of your kids, go for it!  My experience with King products has been stellar with hubs and headsets lasting for 10+ years so if past performance is any indicator of future returns, the bb should last a long time.  Plus the bb is serviceable with the grease gun and it comes in lots of pretty colors.
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 02:37:34 PM »
Lets assume you trash a BB doing all those wet WTA rides, what would you rather have to buy another of? Or is the CC BB serviceable like my CC headset?
 
nevermind... I just remembered, A Kona rider needs all the bling he can get, go with the CC
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 02:46:35 PM »
Chris King.  Gotta be bling-a-liscious
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 02:46:56 PM »
Just buy it and crash a few days later. Get your insurance check to pay off the BB - solved.

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 03:00:30 PM »
Lets assume you trash a BB doing all those wet WTA rides, what would you rather have to buy another of? Or is the CC BB serviceable like my CC headset?
 
nevermind... I just remembered, A Kona rider needs all the bling he can get, go with the CC
I got that many miles out of the XT, even with the all of those wet rides....I guess a mountain bike can get wet.
If it isn't going to take food out of the mouths of your kids, go for it!  My experience with King products has been stellar with hubs and headsets lasting for 10+ years so if past performance is any indicator of future returns, the bb should last a long time.  Plus the bb is serviceable with the grease gun and it comes in lots of pretty colors.

I won't take food away, I just would have a little more to buy something else. I will probably get black, not sure gold would look right there.
 
You need all the bling you can get. :)

If an XT lasted that long I would stick with it. Why spend the money to buy something that will just get throw away after x number of miles/hours....
Just my non-bling opinion....
  Despite the diesire for bling, your answer is logical and why I am struggling with it. :-\ :P
 
Just buy it and crash a few days later. Get your insurance check to pay off the BB - solved.
  Fabulous idea, but that would mean that I couldn't ride, maybe I could have my wife hit my toe with a hammer? :-\
 
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 03:18:34 PM »
Chris King.  Gotta be bling-a-liscious
  I wouldn't expect anything less out of you. ;)

And not only will you be getting bling, the CK "should" last longer than the XT, if you believe the hype.  ;)
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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009, 03:24:20 PM »
I tried the CK BB and found it was not as smooth as an XTR even after break in and going to a lite grease, removed it and sold it on ebay for more than I paid for it :) Stick with the XTR ;)

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2009, 03:45:28 PM »
I tried the CK BB and found it was not as smooth as an XTR even after break in and going to a lite grease, removed it and sold it on ebay for more than I paid for it :) Stick with the XTR ;)

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 03:47:44 PM »
I tried the CK BB and found it was not as smooth as an XTR even after break in and going to a lite grease, removed it and sold it on ebay for more than I paid for it :) Stick with the XTR ;)

Was it new when you bought it?   I can't find anything that shows a real difference between the XT and XTR bottom bracket.

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2009, 03:49:09 PM »
I would stick with the XT... save the bling for something else..

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2009, 04:30:12 PM »
I tried the CK BB and found it was not as smooth as an XTR even after break in and going to a lite grease, removed it and sold it on ebay for more than I paid for it :) Stick with the XTR ;)

Was it new when you bought it?   I can't find anything that shows a real difference between the XT and XTR bottom bracket.

it was my old CK BB - it was just as smooth as the XTR - Scott is mental - haha

it is serviceable and not disposable like all other brands of BBs

I would challenge Scott to a blind BB test and see if he can tell the difference or if it is placebo

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Re: Bottom Bracket options.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2009, 04:37:34 PM »
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