Ceramic Bottom Brackets


$259.99

Description

This bottom bracket will fit most 30mm crank spindles on a PF30 frame. It moves the bearings out of the frame in order to make a wider and stiffer set up. Bearing wear is greatly reduced with this wider set up compared to a standard PF30 setup with spacers. Fits Rotor 30mm, RaceFace Cinch, Easton, 386EVO, BB30. Campagnolo Over Torque.

Choose road bearings for road bikes, cross bearings for mountain bikes and cyclocross. Cranks that will not fit with this bottom bracket: traditional (pre 2014) BB30 cranks with short spindles and Specialized FACT. For these cranks, please have a look at our PF30 bottom bracket

Bottom Brackets that won't stop spinning
Customer reviews
Customer reviews
"First ride yesterday and today and honestly i felt the difference.Given my non pro built the Kogel ceramic BB made life easier on the road.Smoother pedal strokes.It is indeed watts saving! Adding the Kogel OSPW to my bike was another factor too.I felt a smoother ride and shifting gears was so quiet.Highly recommended."
— Joselo C.
Customer reviews
"Man i love the QUALITY of the Kogel ceramic bottom bracket, now the cranks roll so smooth ! I can't understand how a top of the line bike comes with a cheap $30 bottom bracket "
— 5798riosvince
Customer reviews
"If a BB could be described as luxurious this is it. I’ve installed a lot of BBs, and this was a pleasure. So so smooth."
— Tim t.
Customer reviews
"When I first built my new super-bike with the sole intent on going as fast as possible, I decided to save a few bucks by not spec-ing a ceramic BB despite running one successfully on its predecessor for several years. That was a mistake. I could clearly feel how "sticky" the stock bb was whenever I removed the chain for cleaning and waxing. Having just recently installed a new Kogel BB, there are now truly, "no excuses.""
— Fuelfool351
Customer reviews
"These bottom brackets don’t quit! I’ve run this PF30 with CX seals on two generations of cyclocross race bikes - two matching bikes per year across four years. Demanding use, lots of washing, AND riding over winter in Eastern Canada, which involves snow, ice, and salt. Every BB held up without issue; set and forget. Amazing!"
— Msurch

Experience the ceramic difference

Every pedal stroke counts whether your aiming for a podium on the world stage or a PR on a local segment. Why settle for anything less than the best? Kogel Ceramic Bottom Brackets redefine your riding experience by offering unmatched efficiency and reliability. Engineered to perfection, our bottom brackets feature ceramic bearings that are more symmetrical and held to stricter tolerances than standard steel bearings. This precision leads to reduced friction, better power transfer, and a smoother ride that lasts.

CHOOSE YOUR SEAL TYPE

Kogel Bearings offers precision-engineered ceramic bottom brackets designed to suit any riding condition, each featuring specifically tailored seal options to maximize performance and durability. Choose the perfect seal type for your riding environment:

Road Seals

Ideal for road cyclists who demand the utmost in efficiency and minimal resistance, Kogel's Road Seals are engineered to offer the lowest friction. These seals reduce drag to a minimum, ensuring every ounce of energy is translated directly to forward motion. Perfect for those who count every watt and seek performance without compromise.

Cross Seals

Built for the rigors of cyclocross and off-road adventures, the Cross Seals provide enhanced protection against dirt, water, and mud. These seals are robust and designed to withstand harsh conditions without sacrificing performance. If your rides often take you off the beaten path, or if you revel in the challenge of adverse weather, these seals ensure long-lasting performance and reliability.

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Kogel's industry-leading durability comes from our meticulous selection and assembly processes, ensuring that every component performs at its peak long into its lifecycle. Whether you're climbing steep hills or sprinting on flat terrains, our bottom brackets are designed to withstand the rigors of any ride without deforming or losing efficiency.

Frequently asked questions

What is the warranty on Kogel Bottom Brackets?

Guaranteed Performance means working hard to make your experience with Kogel Bearings the best possible, every step of the way.

Kogel Bearings takes pride in delivering a best-in-industry warranty. Our 2-year warranty means you can feel confident and secure about your next two seasons of riding.

If a product fails in the first year, we will replace it. The second year requires an annual bearing service. A manual for that service can be found here.

How can I tell if my Bottom Bracket is worn out?

Bottom brackets fail for many reasons. The most common being contamination and neglect. Remove the crank set, spin the bearings to check if the bearings feel rough. If they do, a bearing service should bring them back to life. If the service does not help and the bearings still feel gritty, it is time to replace them.

Proper care is key to longevity. We recommend annual service to stay within the Guaranteed Performance Warranty, or sooner if your bearings feel rough. The current recorded mileage record is set at 28.000 miles on a single bottom bracket. What. Does your BB odometer tell you?

How hard is it to to replace a Bottom Bracket?

While the procedure is not too complicated, the job is almost impossible to do without very specific and potentially costly tools. A wood block and hammer are not a bottom bracket press, neither is a threaded rod from the hardware store and a stack of washers. (here is a link to the procedure)

If you regularly replace bottom brackets on multiple bikes, it might be worth investing in the tools. If you only perform this procedure occasionally, it’s probably better to carry $50 and a six pack to your local bike shop and let the professionals take care of it.

How do I fix a creaky Bottom Bracket?

While we do not require to use our Aqua Proof Installation Paste, we call it Shut Up Grease for a reason. Pick up a jar or a single use syringe here. A simple remove and reinstall with all contact areas greased (most crucial are the BB shell, BB cup and crank spindle)

If that did not fix the problem, here are links to two blog posts on 1) fixing bottom bracket creaks and 2) finding and fixing creaks that sound like a bottom bracket, but actually come from somewhere else.

Are there any benefits to using cross seals on my road bike?

The cross seals are built for best protection. The difference in friction between the road and cross seals are around 0.5W on a bottom bracket. On the upside, bearings with cross seals are close to waterproof. If your road rides include gravel roads or if you regularly ride on wet roads, the cross seals will buy you some peace of mind.

How much do bike shops charge to install a bottom bracket?

The hourly rate varies from one shop to the next, mostly based on their expenses for real estate and the cost of finding good mechanics in the area. For this reason it is hard to put an exact dollar amount on the procedure. It would be reasonable to expect an installation to take around 30 minutes, so half of your local shop’s hourly rate is a good benchmark.

How can I tell if my bottom bracket needs servicing?

Just like your chain and cables, bearings need to be regularly serviced and work MUCH better when properly lubricated.

Inspect your bearings at least every few months (always after extreme wet muddy rides) and service your bearings at least once a year. 

Easiest way to inspect a bearing is by removing the chain from the crank and spinning it using your fingers. The bearing will fall somewhere between these three conditions:

  1. Clean - feels like it’s spinning effortlessly in fresh grease
  2. Dirty - feels like it’s spinning with some grit in the grease
  3. Dry - feels like it’s spinning effortlessly, but it’s making more noise than usual

With this simple test, you can get a good sense of your bearings being contaminated, damaged or good for another ride.

If they feel gritty, you'll want to service them. Here is a link to the best practice in pulley service. And at a minimum, they’ll need to be serviced a year from their install date or last service.