Different HT2 bearings??

keef66 Posts: 13,123
edited November 2009 in Workshop
I have HT2 BB bearings on my 105 equipped bike. Given the recent soakings it's received I plan to take them off and attempt to clean / regrease the bearings.

If I make a hash of it and decide to replace them cups and all, do I have to use 105 replacements or can I use Tiagra for cheapness? Would there be a weight / longevity benefit from upgrading to Ultegra? Or are they all the same 6805 bearings in different coloured alu shells?

Should I press out the bearings and get some SKF replacements??


  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    any road cups will be fine AFAIK

    whether the more expensive cups last longer is questionable. I've only used Ultegra myself.
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