BB30 question

dru
dru Posts: 1,341
edited February 2010 in Road beginners
Hi all,

I'm very confused about cranks and bottom brackets, I thought I was getting the hang of it (it buy a set thats english thread for my english threaded frames kinesis and boardman) but then I see BB30 cranksets.

Can someone please tell me if you can use BB30 cranksets in any frame (with use of adapters) or do they only work in new frames with specific BB30 mountings?

Cheers,

a confused Dru.

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    BB30 requires an oversize frame bottom bracket - you can fit a BB30 frame with adaptors to take cranks like 1st generation external bearing BBs but you cannot convert a frame with a conventional threaded BB to take a BB30 crankset.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • dru
    dru Posts: 1,341
    Monty Dog wrote:
    BB30 requires an oversize frame bottom bracket - you can fit a BB30 frame with adaptors to take cranks like 1st generation external bearing BBs but you cannot convert a frame with a conventional threaded BB to take a BB30 crankset.

    Ah ok, cheers,

    So if I'm after an FSA crankset then I'm looking for a Megaexo or something like that, rather than a BB30 crankset..... correct?