Wheels Manufacturing BB86 - BB92 Bottom Bracket
This is a direct replacement for any BB86 or BB92 Bottom Bracket. The beautifully machined Alloy cups make a great upgrade over the standard plastic oem units.
Installation requires a Bottom Bracket/Headset Press
Bearings are completely replaceable, so this will be the last bottom bracket assembly you'll ever need to buy!
Frame - Fits into a 41mm Non-Threaded Bottom Bracket Shell. This can be called either Press Fit, BB86 or BB92
Cranks - If you have a straight 24mm spindle on your cranks choose the Shimano option. (also fits some FSA, Raceface and more)
- If you have a stepped axle from 24mm down to 22mm, choose the SRAM GXP option. (also fits Truvativ and some FSA Mega Exo)
Standard Bearings - These run Enduro ABEC 3 Sealed bearings. High precision balls are within 10/1,000,000" round. Races are hardened to R-62 and polished to a mirror finish with ABEC 3 certification for tolerance and noise.
AC Bearings - Angular Contact Bearings - Made by Enduro, these are specifically designed for Hub or BB applications. A standard radial bearing will typically only have 3 or 4 bearings making contact under load. While Angular Contact bearings ensure that all balls are engaged. This spreads the load over a larger surface area and decreases friction and minimises wear. The balls in AC bearings are withing 5/1,000,00" round. This is military specification. They also have Nylon and Graphite ball retainers that are virtually frictionless and the bearings are filled with Rheolube - a special synthetic grease formulated in the USA. LLB Dual lip groove seals on the bearings ensure they remain clean and working at their best. There is also an additional dual lipped seal on both sides on the outside of the bearing (not pictured) for ultimate protection.
Ratings & Reviews
Great until you want to remove it
by Andrew de Kantzow
I bought the base model and it did it’s job perfectly. However when I tried to remove it was a fairly difficult process as a typical bb removal tool can’t gain purchase on the groove at the center of the bb.