Campagnolo cranksets have a reputation of being well engineered and robust but they are not without their problems and quirks. This post explains one of those in detail which surrounds the myths of the preload system, the “safety clip”, the system stiffness (or lack of it) and the involved nature of a bearing replacement. Campagnolo Ultra Torque is found on many of the upper range of Cranksets including the Super Record and Record.
StylishRiding, a viewer of the Hambini Channel videoed their installation of a Hambini BB30A to Shimano bottom bracket and uploaded it. You can view it below
This Teardown covers the Engineering behind the ROTOR 2InPower 30mm Crankset. It focuses on the materials, manufacturing, tolerances,, bearing preload system and system stiffness.
T47 is examined in engineering detail. Some of the quirks associated with the standard, the weights and the frame geometry limitations are discussed. Trek, Felt and Factor variations of T47 dimensional standars are covered.
This article will cover the technical and engineering aspects of SRAM GXP. Sram GXP is a very popular crankset standard used by SRAM. It offers an industrial based bearing arrangement and was touted as having the lowest weight and rolling resistance of any crankset bottom bracket standard. The engineering will be analysed in detail. Currently […]
This Scott Foil had it’s aerodynamic credentials severely burned on the Hambini barbecue. Staggeringly, the frame was the user’s second. The first was found to be out of specification. This frame was also found to be out of specification.
A Hambini bottom bracket user from Canada sent this link to their mechanic installing a Hambini BB into a Cervelo bike frame. The music and install are quite therapeutic!
A Hambini BB user sent in this video of his Specialized Tarmac SL6 with a Hambini Racing BB30 to Shimano Bottom Bracket installed. As always, an unloaded spin test is not a good indicator of loaded performance!
One of the most controversial topics in the cycling industry is with regards the topic of Ceramic bearings and whether they do or do not reduce friction dramatically in riding. This article will address some of the concerns and topics associated with this debate and quantify the numbers. Internal Bearing construction – Ceramic bearings are […]
If you are about to buy a Cervelo bike, watch this video. It shows the appalling tolerances the bike frames are made to. The bottom bracket pressfit specification is so bad, neither NTN or SKF will warranty their bearings in it. This particular frame had misalignment between the two halves of the frame body.