Wheels MFG Pressfit BB

Having completed a recent race series my bike was in need of some serious TLC.  In particular the last race of the series really took its toll.  There was almost every weather imaginable on a cold Spring morning including sun, rain, wind and even snow.

Unfortunately riding 15 or so miles through those sort of conditions meant a huge clean up was required and the first casualty - my bottom bracket bearings!  As they were completely seized, I searched around the internet and found that it would only cost a little more to replace the whole unit, rather than just the bearings alone.

I read good reviews online about Wheels Manufacturing BBs and particularly liked the fact that they use Enduro bearings.

Using Enduro ABEC 3 selaed bearings and weighing in at 98g the Wheels Manufacturing BB is suitable for 86 - 92mm shell widths and can be ordered for use with Shimano or SRAM crank spindles.  I'm running a Shimano SLX crankset so went with that option.

It looks a solid unit right out of the box and appears to be much smoother than my old BB (even when new)  the design is solid and it pressed right into the frame without the need for any special tools.  What I particularly like its that its an all aluminum unit with no plastic parts, so when this one wears out it should just be a case of simply switching out the bearings for new.

Images courtesy of http://wheelsmfg.com/ 


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