ITA SRAM GXP Road
We figure if you're reading this, you know exactly what you're looking for: a ceramic bottom bracket for your SRAM GXP crankset and Italian threaded road frame. Whether your old one's seen better days, or you're building up that dream bike and want to install one of the smoothest spinning bottom brackets on the market, grab up the ITA SRAM GXP Road from CeramicSpeed and enjoy resistance free spinning from an industry leader. This BB has a lot going for it chiefly allowing for more speed while sucking up fewer watts all while using your frame's threaded shell which we prefer as it's less prone to creaking and popping as well as offering easier installs and longevity.
Reducing friction not only saves watts, letting you ride faster with less effort, it helps the component last longer. The Danes at CeramicSpeed are downright obsessive in its quest to reduce friction which is why it offers bottom brackets for almost every standard on the market. And if you loathe friction as much as the crew at CeramicSpeed and want to optimize your bike to go as fast as it can, upgrade your bike with one of its bottom brackets and enjoy reduced friction as well as better resistance to contamination and corrosion.
Compared to steel ball bearings, CeramicSpeed's balls resist corrosion, which is in part responsible for why bearings start to feel gritty as they age as well as causing the bearings to run hotter which reduces the lifespan of the component. CeramicSpeed balls are also much harder than standard steel balls. Apply enough pressure to a steel ball and it will crack under load while under that same load the CeramicSpeed ball won't flinch, maintaining the exact surface finish and roundness which could affect spinning smoothness. Meanwhile, these non-round and rough ball bearings create increased friction and begin to quickly wear down the steel bearing races.
CeramicSpeed is able to achieve such high marks because it uses the highest quality Grade 3 Silicon Nitride for its bearings. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all ceramic bottom brackets bearings on the market are the same. In testing, CeramicSpeed claims its balls are 15% harder, can take 99% higher loads, and are more than 100% smoother than other ceramic balls typically used on the market. Included with the bottom bracket are dustcovers, special grease for maintenance, and a sticker sheet.
- Silky smooth bearings drop the drivetrain's friction
- Ceramic balls are harder, rounder, and resist corrosion vs. steel
- Grade 3 Silicon Nitride ceramic bearings offer smoother spinning
- Aluminum with anodized black finish house the ceramic bearings
- Enjoy the same friction fighting the pros count on
- Fits 22 to 24mm spindle SRAM GXP cranks to 70mm Italian-threaded shells
- Item #CMD0002
- [cups] aluminum, [bearings] ceramic
- Shell Type
- Shell Width
- Axle Type
- 22/24mm SRAM GXP
- Recommended Use
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 4 years