Thanks to Grant from GC Performance YouTube channel for sending in his AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage OSPW. This has now come in for a review. You can find out some other attributes of the AbsoluteBLACK Hollowcage OSPW in the pre-review located here
A high end bike shop in London decided it would be a good idea to fix a customer’s Parlee Z5 bike frame by using Epoxy to glue some Campagnolo bottom bracket cups in to the bike frame. What followed was a customer who was repeatedly going through bottom bracket cups – often in the space […]
The Polish Company AbsoluteBLACK were destroyed on social media after their claims about ceramic bearings, power savings and watts were questioned. They systematically curated both their own social media accounts and comments on other accounts. They removed large numbers of comments that questioned their aerodynamic and power claims
Introduction Grease is an often talked about but little understood. It can have a significant impact on performance on a bike specifically in the area of transmission frictional losses (watts). This guide covers the practical aspects of using grease as a lubricant and as an assembly aid. Following a number of questions arising from a […]
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 […]
Introduction I have had a number of cyclists contact me with issues around NTN and SKF bearings being fitted at bike shops and failing within a fairly short period of time. A number of these cyclists have sent me the bearings back to look at and I have found a large number of bearings to […]
If you are reading this you will have probably already come across the numerous posts by various individuals in Internet forums across the web. The issue of creaking bottom brackets has been blamed on the introduction of pressfit and directfit bottom bracket standards, where bearings either push directly into the bike frame or push into […]
The aerodynamic performance of wheels often grabs the headlines and the marketing budget but the reality is the hubs and the bearings within them will have more of a performance differential for the average cyclist. As an example, the power differential between wheels of an equivalent depth at speeds of less than 35km/h will only […]