Might be a case of bad luck or bad maintenance as Shimano road BB are fairly durable for the money.
Besides, a BB that doesn't last ten years is probably a good thing as it doesn't have the time to seize in the frame for good.
They're cheap, they're easy to install, if they last 5000 miles, as they do, that's good enough for me.
Don't think other brands will offer better products for similar money
Graham G wrote:
I'd be hacked off at 5000 miles - that'd be two a year for me but even if it lasted the year I find it annoying that parts are made to be so disposable. Buy hope, fit and forget. Or swap back to square taper.