Italian (ITA) Bottom Brackets

Looking for a classic Italian bottom bracket? Kogel offers ceramic Italian (ITA) bottom brackets to fit just about any crankset including Campagnolo, 30mm, 24mm, DUB and GXP crank spindles, so you’re sure to find a bottom bracket that mates your ITA bottom bracket shell and crankset. 

About the ITA BB Standard

“Back in the day” before bottom brackets were pressed into frames, riders chose mostly between Italian and English threaded bottom brackets.

Frame shell width is 70mm and thread size is 36mm x 24tpi. Both cups are right hand threaded. 

Modern Take on Classic BB Design

Italian (ITA) threaded bottom brackets are mainly found on classic Italian and modern day Pinarello frames. 

Even today you can find group sets offered in both ITA and BSA standards.

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.