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Bottom Bracket Problems - Race Face X-TYPE XC/AM

Jonesy33Jonesy33 Posts: 9
edited August 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
My LBS has diagnosed a bent drive side cup on my X-Type XC/AM Bottom Bracket and suggests it is replaced.

I have recently read a number of bad reviews of Race Face BB's (poor life span etc). As such I was think of replacing with a Hope BB.

Has anyone had any experience of Hope BB's (Good/Bad)?

Could anyone advise whether the Hope BB will be compatible with my Race Face Atlas AM Chainset?

Ta very much.


  • I'm in the camp who reckons that Hope products on the whole are very good.....but are also overpriced.

    I've recently switched from Hope components to Superstar. Not only am I getting very good products and very good prices I havent noticed any difference in performance.

    Give ... ucts_id=32 a go.
    Whyte 905 (2009)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    second vote for superstar
  • ExeterSimon / Sheepsteeth,

    Thanks for the info. I'd seen Superstar Components advertised but never heard much about them.

    Since your post, I've been reading great reviews everywhere I look.

    Definately gonna give the HTII a go. At £20 a pop, you can't really go wrong.

    Thanks again.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    the price was the reason i looked into them at first but they are really nice in the flesh, i have a red one on my stumpy and had a gold truvativ one on the willow. very nice bits of kit and turned up next day too.
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