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Shimano Ultegra 6800 SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket

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Lighter and faster

Shimano’s sleek redesign for the Ultegra 6800 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 6800 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

Tech Specs

[cups] aluminum, [bearings] steel
Shell Type:
Shell Width:
68 mm, 70 mm
English, Italian
Actual Weight:
English, One Size: 77g; Italian, One Size: 77g
Recommended Use:
road cycling and racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 Years

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tool that comes with is terrible

  • Familiarity: 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.

Avg. ride time: 9h 41m per week
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ceramics are overrated

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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

Avg. ride time: 39m per week
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Limited choices, good results

  • Familiarity: 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.


  • Familiarity: 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.

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?

Best Answer

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.

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