We’re fans of Shimano’s BB92 press fit standard, but what do you do if your new bike has this extra-wide, super-stiff, bottom bracket standard, and you want to run a crankset with a 30mm spindle? Well, the good folks at Race Face came up with the Cinch BB92 bottom bracket to make your predicament a non-issue.
Due to it being designed to match the stunning Next SL crankset, it’s no wonder that Race Face pulled out all the stops in the production of this bottom bracket. It started with custom 19 ball bearings, which use a higher ball count to increase strength. This is essential, because Shimano’s cranksets use a 24mm spindle. When making the jump to a 30mm spindle, there’s less room for the bearing, which, all things being equal, could easily impact its strength. But with this custom bearing, the strength has been regained, so you need not fear premature bearing wear. It gets filled with Phil Wood bearing grease, long regarded as one of the very best options for high-wear bearings on your bike. And the plastic inner sleeve protects the bearings from whatever liquids might leak into your bottom bracket shell.
The Race Face Cinch BB92 bottom bracket is available in one size and one color.
- Shimano BB92 shell type
- Accommodates 30mm crank spindles
- Custom 19 retainer bearings
- Bearings filled with Phil Wood grease
- Includes protective inner sleeve