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BRANDY Y.

BRANDY Y.

BRANDY Y.

BRANDY Y.wrote a review of on July 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

“It's hard to imagine anything but universal accord over the bottom bracket choice”.

Yeah, no kidding. I will not even look at a frame that has a press fit, clusterflop BB that, at best, creaks and pops like a cheap, crapped-out flophouse mattress and, at worst, flys apart like a tissue paper shack in a hurricane. It is astounding that even after so many years, bike companies have insisted on cramming a billion inferior BB “standards” down everyone’s throat. They save a nickel on machining a threaded shell and pass it on as a feature rather than a bug and then blame the inevitable cacophony on imprecise installation and/or operator error. So, kudos to Pinarello for sticking with a classic threaded BB interface. If I decide to add a new carbon-framed bike to my stable, they will be at the top of my list (and maybe the only company on it).

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BRANDY Y.

BRANDY Y.wrote a review of on January 16, 2017

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Well, here's your answer. Another stunning work of art by Pinarello. The best thing about it, however, is simply the traditional threaded Italian BB. I'm so glad that Pinarello have stuck with this tried-and-true design and have not followed the Epic Creak-fest Nightmare that virtually every other brand have adopted. If you actually ride your bike a lot you simply want a BB that works (and lets you use high-quality cranks without a silly adapter). Hats off to Pinarello for continuing to be cutting-edge in design while rejecting idiotic trends.

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