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Threads Not Dead.
We think it is pretty evident where our and most rider's preferences are in regards to bottom bracket interfaces. Some frame companies may never go back to a threaded shell but the next best thing is having a bottom bracket that threads into itself in a press-fit shell. If you have a BB86/92 frame that has lunched its bearings, tired of the creaking every time you stand up to put some power to the pedals, or want to start a new build off right, reach for the Wheels Manufacturing BB86/92 and put that groaning bottom bracket to rest. This bottom bracket directly replaces all OEM BB86/92 units and keeps the same overall width as press-fit BB86 bottom brackets.
The BB86/92 thread together bottom bracket is a variation on the Wheels Manufacturing well-loved press fit BB86 bottom bracket. Two machined aluminum cups thread together ensuring that the bottom bracket remains stable in the frame increasing bearing life. This also means no more creaking, smoother operation, and quick bearing replacement. Installation couldn't be easier. Remove the press-fit unit, press the drive side cup into your frame, and thread the non-drive cup into the installed cup with a 16-notch bottom bracket tool (Wheels Manufacturing recommends either their own double sided BB wrench, FSA MegaEvo, or Park Tool BBT-29).
The Enduro ABEC-3 bearings feature high precision grade 10 chromium steel balls and are within 10/1,000,000 inch round which is twice as round as the industry standard. The 52100 high carbon chromium alloy race go through a vacuum de-gas process for the purest chromium alloy steel, are hardened to R-62, and are extremely tough and very durable. They are then polished to a mirror finish for ABEC-3 precision and noiseless movement and will run smoothly for years. Packed with a lifetime warranty, the bottom bracket is damn near impervious to creek crossings and garden hoses. Just a little something to think about as you spin along in friction free, silent bliss.
- A bottom bracket for adding threads to PressFit shells
- Outboard design with threading cups reduces creaks
- Compatible with 24mm spindles such as Shimano Hollowtech II and RaceFace EXI
- Item #WHL000S
- Shell Type
- BB86, BB92
- Shell Width
- 86, 92mm
- Axle Type
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- mountain biking
- Manufacturer Warranty
What do you think about this product?
May 21, 2020
Already Changing the bearings
I haven't had good experience with Wheels Mfg bottom brackets. Both the fitment and the longevity of the bearings. They also weigh more. My bearings are toast and I need to buy new ones.
March 6, 2019
Bearings didn’t last 5 weeks
- I've put it through the wringer
Well, I was hoping for more from Wheels Manufacturing but they disappointed me again. The bearings didn’t last five weeks (approx 250 miles) in dry weather and the finish of the machine work was not great. I replaced the bearings with some standard bearings and they’ve been going strong for 750 miles now. Definitely going with another brand next time.
October 8, 2018
- I've put it through the wringer
I bought one of these for a Argon 18 E117 because the Shimano BB drove me nuts with all the squeaking. I will say that it did exactly as advertised. My bike has no more noise coming form the BB. Will definitely but this for my road bike when the time comes for a new BB. Highly recommend this!
January 31, 2018
- I've used it several times
This is an easy no brainer when comparing to a stock Shimano BB. This BB is worth the extra $50 to upgrade, and you can thank me later. I installed this in my Storck Aernario Platinum and was happy with how easy it went it, and the fact that it wasn't a PF style BB (prone to creaking). The threaded option of this BB keeps the creaking out of my mind, that is notorious with pressfit style frames. If you're tired of hearing the groaning and creaking, this is what you want! Everything is pretty much sealed off from the elements and the ABEC-3 bearings are a nice upgrade over stock Shimano and SRAM bb choices. Toss in the lifetime-warranty and it is money well spent! Question on this BB or others, feel free to reach out. -Scott
November 26, 2018
Hi Scott, Will this fit 2015 Pivot Mach 6 with Shimano XT crank? Thanks! David
May 17, 2018
Will this fit 2017 Giant Trance 2?