Cannondale Ceramic Bottom Brackets

Kogel Bearings offers Cannondale ceramic bottom brackets for Shimano, Sram GXP or any 30mm or 24mm diameter crank spindle.

Cannondale are the inventors of the BB30 bottom bracket standard. Over the years they have used PressFit30 in their carbon road and mountain bike frames to reduce the weight. Most recently, most of their frames follow the BB30A or PF30A standard, which is exclusive to Cannondale.

BB30A Explained

BB30A consists of a BB30 bottom bracket shell, with 5mm width added on the non-drive side.

Frame dimensions: 42mm inner diameter, 73mm width, asymmetric.

BB30A is used on the Synapse and CAAD12 frames.

PressFit 30A Explained

The PF30A is similar to the PF30 standard, but the frame BB shell is 5mm wider on the non-drive side.

PressFit30A follows the same principle, but with PF30 dimensions: 46mm inner diameter, 73mm width, asymmetric.

PF30A is used on Cannondale's the SuperSix Evo, Slice and FSi

WHY Upgrade/Replace Your Bottom Bracket

Even new bikes with new high-end drivetrains can, and usually do, ship with bottom brackets using steel bearings.

Even if perfectly maintained, those steel bearings just won't roll as smoothly or efficiently as our ceramic steel bearings.

Kogel Ceramic Bearings are:

  • More symmetrical (i.e. round) and built to stricter tolerances than steel bearings
  • More efficient for power transfer than standard bearings
  • And, won't deform, flat-spot, crack or get pitted

Beyond the basics of keeping your bottom bracket clean and maintained, perhaps the most important step is ensure your bike's best performance is using a bottom bracket manufactured with high-quality ceramic bearings.

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Expert Advice


No amount of bearing grease can fix a cheap bottom bracket. It will never ride as efficiently as a ceramic-based bottom bracket. Over time the performance only gets worse becoming, literally, a drag on each pedal stroke.


Now imagine riding your bike with ceramic bearing components, feeling the silky smooth 100% power transfer from each pedal stroke to your rear wheel. Your crankset spins almost completely silent with hardly any effort. A feeling lasting for years, not months.


Kogel’s ceramic bottom brackets are one of the best options for maximizing the performance of your bike. Our entire line of silky-smooth bearing products offer exceptional value and guaranteed performance. Ready to experience your bike’s true potential? Use the bottom bracket finder to find the right bottom bracket for all your bikes.