Rated 5 out of 5 by njp12 very good!!
Awesome product, plastic cover very easy to break, could possibly do with some instructions, but easy enough to work out.
16 July 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 911dp How do you get the old bearings out?
I got these to repair my X type DH BB. Despite an extensive web search and discussions with several bike shops I still haven't worked out how to get the old bearings out. The Race Face web page is useless at best.
Unless I can find the right tool this would be a total waste of money. Next time I'll buy Hope as their bearing are very easy to remove with their simple tool and there is a video on YouTube.
05 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ShakyBob fits older X-type
Great way of keeping my old bike going. Fits the 2006 Raceface X-type fitted to my Kona.
Only issue is with the Bearing caps. Very difficult to fit due to nature of plastic used without cracking like other reviewers have also done.
Overall very pleased i don't need to shell out for new crankset n BB
11 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CRCinfo Easy ReBuild
Used to rebuild my ReceFace DH X-Type Bottom bracket can be used on other BBs aswell for sure great dust/dirt cover for sure highly recommended if you dont want to be replacing your BB every year or so this will extnd the life of it by atleast 1-2years
09 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
It's just an update to my previous review regarding the lip seals. Finally I've successfully installed them to the Shimano BB cups. Have to say that this kit makes bottom bracket much more protected than with shimano bearing stuff at the expense of few grams of weight.
20 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect
I bought this kit to rebuild my Shimano Hollowtech II BB with bearings worn out. The thickness of RaceFace bearings is 7 mm (25x37x7 mm) instead of Shimano's 6 mm (25x37x6 mm), but they have seals on both sides unlike Shimano. Also the RaceFace bearings running noticeably smoooth! When you install RaceFace plastic caps inside bearings, first lubricate them with the grease. Then, while pushing, keep the caps coaxially with the bearings as much as possible and they'll slide in without cracking. Unfortunately I couldn't install the lip seals since the're probably incompatible with Shimano Hollowtech II alloy cups. Please note that you have to buy also additional 1 mm BB spacer to compensate chainline DECREASE (that's not a typo :).
18 November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Don't repair, buy an Ultegra BB instead
As per the other review, the plastic washers crack on installation. Seeing as I bought this primarily for the plastic washers (one of which had broken on my Race Face BB), this was pretty disappointing.
Frankly the Race Face BB has been nothing but trouble. You can get a new Shimano Ultegra BB for under 30 quid which is a far better design than the Race Face. Bin the Race Face and install Ultegra instead.
10 September 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Everything perfect apart from the grey plastic bearing covers. These are made of a brittle plastic which cracks when you install them. The kit would be 5 stars otherwise.
08 April 2011
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