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Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket


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Lighter and faster

Shimano’s sleek redesign for the Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket is lighter and faster than before, making it the ideal choice for either your English- or Italian-threaded frame. The new SM-BBR60 is close to 15 grams lighter than its predecessor, and the new design has reduced rotational friction by roughly 50%. This new silky-smooth ride is courtesy of steel bearings and Shimano’s advanced sealing technologies.

  • Around 15 grams lighter than previous version
  • Reduced rotational friction by roughly 50%
  • Steel bearings with Shimano’s advanced sealing technologies
  • Compatible with English or Italian threads
  • Item #SHI000M

[cups] aluminum, [bearings] steel
Shell Type
Shell Width
68 mm, 70 mm
English, Italian
Claimed Weight
76 g
Recommended Use
road cycling and racing
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

Great Value

Will be using this bb for a rebuild project using a full Ultegra mechanical group. This is for a carbon threaded bb shell and will work perfectly.

>Rating: 4

Performance-wise, 5 stars

I've put it through the wringer

I have an Italian threaded BB and there aren't many options for me, since most threaded options are for English thread. But the Ultegra BB is not only cheap but Friction Facts rated the drag resistance as even better than the Dura Ace BB. Not that it's much difference but the point is that this bottom bracket does what it's supposed to do. It's also easy to install. Once it's ruined, throw away and replace. No fuss. Sometimes I'm tempted to splurge on a higher end model like Ceramic Speed, who do make Italian threaded BBs, but there just isn't enough benefit to justify the cost so I always go back to Ultegra. I deducted one star for the plastic tool, which as noted in a review below gets stripped very easily. But it's not a deal-breaker for me.

>Rating: 5

5 stars for the value

I've used it several times

This thing is awesome. 15 bucks for a high quality steel bearing bottom bracket that lasts for a REALLY long time as long as you don't over preload the crank when installed. It is backwards compatible with all hollowtech 2 road spindles.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

Easy installation, works as it should. Over 8,000 miles of commuting miles in all types of weather (lots of rain here in Nor Cal this year) and still smooth running with no notable play.

>Rating: 1

tool that comes with is terrible

I returned this product before using it

the plastic tool that comes with to install is junk. it shreds under the required install torque. awful situation with a new bracket that has to be removed and cleaned (because it now has plastic shavings inside) and no way to take it off other than buying another tool, which appears reliable, but costs an additional $55.

>Rating: 5

Just hat I needed!

Paired perfect with the shimano 105 crank set I purchased. 👌

>Rating: 5

ceramics are overrated

I've put it through the wringer

I love this BB, always works, never fails. I'm a huge fan.

>Rating: 5

Limited choices, good results

I've put it through the wringer

You don't have a ton of choices when it comes to BBs on a threaded bike, when using shimano cranks. That doesn't matter here. Shimano BBs have nearly always been top notch, and this is no exception. The BB will spin smooth as long as you have the bike (given that you properly maintain it and don't ride through the river). Watch high pressure hoses when cleaning your bike, and all of your bearings and moving parts will thank you.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

I bought one of these for routine replacement of my bottom bracket. Shimano alleges that the drag from the seals was 50% less etc.... I was surprised to find out when it was installed that it was noticeably easier to spin the cranks and even more so that it was noticeable during riding. What is not clear is that all of the new Shimano bottom brackets are different sizes and require different tools to install. This is not spelled out clearly by Shimano although they do include a plastic insert that will fit the old size bottom bracket tool. This is not a great solution since the plastic wants to strip when you tighten the bottom bracket to the 35-40nm torque spec. So do be careful when tightening. An even better strategy would be to get the right tool. That also is not clear, but it is the BBT-59 from Park Tool - which I discovered after calling them directly. Bottom line - I really like this bottom bracket and would recommend it.

John, this information is just what I was looking for. My son has stripped the plastic Shimano adapter and your post is a God send. He is having issues with a creaking sound and in trying to diagnosis where it's coming from , he has encountered all kinds of issues. Thank you again for this post, if you have any ideas what he might need to check - please let me know!!!

Mary Ann - I think you are on to the problem. I was not able to get the bottom bracket tightened to the top of the range recommended by Shimano with the plastic insert and I did have some creaking after riding for a few days. I then got the tool listed from Park, removed the bottom bracket and re-greased all the threads, reinstalled the crank and then tightened all crank bolts to the high end of the recommended settings after tightening the bottom bracket to the top end of the setting. Since then, no issues. I have this bottom bracket now on three bikes all following the same procedure with the same good results. I like this bottom bracket and we'll see how it holds up. But for what it costs, it's not a big issue to replace it. It's definitely an upgrade over the prior versions.


Can this bottom bracket be used to replace a 68x122mm Square taper BB?

If you plan to put a Shimano Hollowtech crank on your bike. It will fit in an English threaded 68mm bottom bracket. I just did it tonight on my bike. Not sure where you 122mm measurement is coming from unless that is the tip to tip measurement of the square taper.


Will this fit in a frame with BB68?


Is the Shimano BBR60 also back compatible with FC-6700 and FC-6600 cranksets?


I have a Tiagra Hollowtech II triple...

I have a Tiagra Hollowtech II triple crankset currently using BB4600 (Tiagra) bottom bracket. When I service/replace the BB, can I use this one (BBR60) as an upgrade?

If the measurements are the same, it should work. I'm just surprised no employee from Competitive Cyclist has answered this question!


i have a cervelo p3 2011 bought ultegra...

i have a cervelo p3 2011 bought ultegra 6800 components, crank 175 53-39 witch botton braket do i need?

Hi Pedro, I believe the 2011 P3's utilize a standard 68mm English threaded bottom bracket. Since you are running the 6800 crankset, this SM-BBR60 in the "English" variant would be the way to go. The Italian version is a similar bottom bracket, but uses a different threading than what is used on your Cervelo.


Does the new Ultegra BBR60 come with the...

Does the new Ultegra BBR60 come with the plastic "tool adaptor" so I can use my old external BB tool?