Hambini Racing PF30 Bottom Bracket Shimano Crankset (Silver)

(7 customer reviews)

£195.00 Ex. VAT

This bottom bracket is designed to interface a Shimano 24mm Hollowtech 2 Crankset (Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace) and Shimano Compatible (Some ROTOR and FSA) 24mm Cranksets with a bike frame that uses a PF30 Bottom Bracket (46mm Nominal Inside Diameter x 68mm wide).

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This bottom bracket is designed to interface a Shimano 24mm Hollowtech 2 Crankset (Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra, Dura Ace) and Shimano Compatible (Some ROTOR and FSA) 24mm Cranksets with a bike frame that uses a PF30 Bottom Bracket (46mm Nominal Inside Diameter x 68mm wide).

Hambini Racing Bottom Bracket Overview

  • 20% stiffer than Hambini Standard Bottom Brackets
  • As used in the Pro-Peloton
  • One Piece design aligns the bearings perfectly, reducing the likelihood of creak
  • NTN Bearings Ultra Low Friction Bearings fitted as standard in Road applications. Fully Sealed NTN/FAG Bearings fitted in MTB Applications
  • No Hammers are required to install or Remove the Bottom Bracket
  • Fully Serviceable, the bearings can be replaced quickly and easily
  • It is supplied with fitting adaptors in M12 (or 1/2 inch), a press or studbar will be required to facilitate installation
  • One year warranty on the bottom bracket body

Precision Engineered and Manufactured in the United Kingdom

Hambini Bottom Brackets are amongst the lowest friction bottom brackets in the world. They are used by recreational cyclists, road racers, triathletes and time trialists from around the globe. They are of proven design and are manufactured in the United Kingdom. These units are of a one piece construction which makes them inherently resistant to creak, they will maintain perfect bearing alignment and function under loads in excess of 4000W.

Hambini Bottom Bracket Reviewed by an Engineer

Hassle-Free Maintenance

All Hambini bottom brackets can be installed and removed with a conventional bearing press, they use a controlled method of installation using the recommended fitting adaptors, they require no hammers or specialized tooling for removal. Additionally, the wearing component – the bearings – can be serviced in situ or removed within just a few minutes. The bottom bracket has been designed to be fully rebuildable.

Unrivalled Performance

Unloaded bearing spin tests are a poor measure of frictional performance but they do highlight good bearing alignment. The link below is to a video of a Hambini Racing Bottom Bracket that had completed 10,000km

Class Leading Parasitic Drag Loss (Friction)

The graph below shows how Hambini bottom brackets perform in comparison to the bottom brackets of other manufacturers. The test conditions model real world cycling and more importantly mimics realistic frame tolerances. All of these tests have been conducted with an eccentricity of 0.1mm which is generally the maximum permitted in frame specifications – the reality is tolerances have been known to be much worse than this. Misalignment is more critical to friction than the type of bearing ball material, a slight misalignment can easily outweigh the difference between a top of the range NTN bearing and a mediocre ebay no name bearing. The results show that bottom brackets which have an element of structural linkage between the drive and non-drive sides (one piece/threaded etc) perform much better than those which are multi piece.

The high torque and low RPM of pedaling causes high Hertzian contact stresses on bearing surfaces which cause friction levels to change over time. Those bottom brackets which have used ceramic bearings, start off with fairly low levels of friction but over time their friction increases dramatically. The super hard ceramic balls grind a track into the comparatively soft bearing races causing friction to increase. This would be analogous to trying to drive a locomotive train on a road, the wheels would cut grooves into the road surface due to the huge difference in surface hardness.

Bottom Bracket Stiffness

A Hambini BB is a one piece bottom bracket. It actively contributes to the stiffness of the bike’s pedaling platform. Threaded and multi piece bottom brackets have an element of play in their design so they do not contribute anywhere near a comparative level of stiffness. Reviewers of Hambini BB’s often comment on their feeling of improved stiffness, this is due to them being one piece and undergoing a proprietary heat treatment process. This makes them stronger and stiffer. This is a difference the end user cannot see – but they can feel.


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7 reviews for Hambini Racing PF30 Bottom Bracket Shimano Crankset (Silver)

  1. Marlow

    Fabulous. Fits perfectly into a Boardman TRK 9.8 carbon frame. An infinitely better replacement to the two-piece BB alternative; a one piece BB makes much more engineering sense, which is exactly what I was looking for. The BB shell was lightly sanded and then degreased. I did put the BB in a couple of air tight bags on the top shelf of the fridge for a couple of days first. Then fit as Hambini’s instructional video directs with Loctite 609. A Miche Pistard 2.0 chainset fits like a glove and I cannot detect any rotational resistance beyond gravity! All that was needed to complete the fit is a BB spacer on the drive side to provide clearance between the chainstay and chainring.

  2. Stephen Makin

    You know before even fitting that this is a top quality product. Fitting is a doddle. All the attachments and fittings are supplied – all you need is a standard spec press and some retaining compound. Easy.

    Straight to the point – the result is absolute silence (Heaven!) and, in an unexpected Brucie Bonus, genuinely increased stiffness which has totally transformed the ride quality on the bike I fitted this to.

    Not cheap, granted, but money well spent when I consider how much I spent on the shitty Hope PF46-24 it replaced (which needed a ferociously expensive proprietary tool to fit, and then barely lasted a couple of thousand miles).

    Very happy customer!

  3. Chris R.

  4. Richard williams

    I contacted hambini about the bottom bracket on a venge vias,its an obsolete size so one had to be made,i measured it,and it was made,the quality is great,bearings are super smooth and as the other reviews here say it fits perfectly.
    I don’t think I’ll be shopping anywhere else for a bottom bracket in future,ill use hambini for all my bikes.
    Thank you
    Richard Williams

  5. James Carroll

    Great customer service and prompt responses.

  6. Philipp M.

    Great product. Recommended for all who like no-nonsense engineering that works.

  7. Orion Ray-Jones

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