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Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket

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Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket

Hope Ceramic Bottom Bracket

Keep your HollowTech II or Race Face X-type crank spinning smooth and fast by installing a Hope ceramic bottom bracket.  Only the finest materials are use to create this amazing product, materials such as ceramic bearings with stainless steel races and cnc machined alloy cups.  Ceramic is not only lighter and easier to spin than traditional steel bearings but offers a significant improvement durability.
  • CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England
  • Custom ceramic bearings w/ stainless steel races by INA of Switzerland
  • Very easy to spin and high durability than traditional steel bearings
  • Internal and external sealing
  • Approximate weight 109 grams
  • Compatible with Shimano Hollowtech II mountain cranksets(XTR, XT, LX, SLX, ect.) and Race Face X-type cranksets
  • 68 or 73mm bottom bracket shell

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Hope TechnologyHope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (10)
  • Upgrade (6)
  • Casual riding (3)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Unicorn bones and meteor metal!

By 26er4life

from Rancho Palos Verdes

Verified Buyer

Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

Smooth with no creaking. Out the box. The quality of the machining is obvious. I'm impressed yet again by another Hope Tech component.

 
5.0

The perfect pairing for my Ibis Mojo HD3

By Mojo Matt

from Scottsdale, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

When looking for bottom brackets, I knew a few brands that I was targeting but kept gravitating back to Hope. After talking with Jamie, he knew about my build and gave me a great option on the ceramic bottom bracket. U wasn't entirely thinking ceramic for my build, but the ride is smooth, there's no creaking or any play. This bottom bracket is really fantastic on my new bike.

 
5.0

Super smooth!!!

By Big Bear AK

from Juneau, AK

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

    Bottom bracket spins super smooth. Expensive, but worth the price in my opinion ( especially if you live in very wet areas of the world , i.e. Southeast Alaska ). Quality is top notch. I purchased the red color and it matches very well with other companies red components. Ceramic bearings ARE that much better.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Hope quality

    By cesalec

    from Chihuahua, Mexico

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

    I tend to change all my stock bottom brackets after some months, they invariably tendo to suck (stock ones), I have come to be a HOPE believer, their quality and construction are absolutely great, and they are the most durable I´ve ever tried.

    My only nag is they in fact are a bit heavy, but heck you can feel the smothness in your ride. I´ll take those extra grams.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Smooth Bottom Bracket

    By Lugged Steel

    from Everett, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

      Nice smooth bottom bracket. Excellent craftsmanship. The center spacer sleeve that came with it did not work on a road bike with a Shimano Ultegra crank. It was too long. But the spacer sleeve that was with my old bottom bracket worked just fine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Ceramic bearing are really a difference.

      By El Misa

      from Mexico

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Made In England
      • Performance

      Cons

      • Perhaps Durability

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

      When I broke up my XT BB, I started researching what´s the "state of the art" in BB, I found ceramic bearings BB seems to be one step above the steel B. But my LBS told me Ceramics are not for Mountain Bikes and the difference in performance is minimal. I already install it on my Tallboy and comparing my heart rate and average speed on the same course, with the Hope I have a low HR and a Higher average speed. Let´s wait to check the durability.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Outstanding!

      By Hasher for Life

      from Seoul, Korea

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

        Arrived quickly!
        Much better than I expected, quality product! No squeaking or clicking sounds. Made my hour comunte much more enjoyable, and those all day ride are so much better now. I never would have thought a bottom bracket would have made that much difference , but did!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Biggest single imrovement to my bike...

        By Tom

        from South Florida, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Friction Free
        • Stunning Looks
        • Ultra Smooth

        Cons

        • Absolutely None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

          I was unprepared for how much of a difference this bottom bracket made to my riding experience.

          First of all, this is a quality piece from one end to the other. Even the center tube of the bracket is machined, anodized aluminum, It is beautiful in blue and exudes quality and value. But...

          ... the real magic happens the first time you turn your crank over. It is hard to describe the silky smooth feel that transmits power through this bearing to your rear tire. I had been using $30-$45 bottom brackets previously and just thought they all felt the same. I was very wrong. Much of the effort I was experiencing prior to this Hope was actually BB friction under pressure.

          I am a short, powerful rider on a 2005 Specialized Epic and a am hard on my bike, relying on power more often than spinning since converting to a 1 X 9 drive train. But after just one ride, I switched from a 34T chainring to a 36T because the ceramic Hope was so much smoother and more efficient I found I could spin faster with less effort and frequently could tap out my top gear with the 34T.

          It's a pretty bold statement to say I had to move up a couple of teeth in my chainring just because of a smoother bottom bracket, but that's exactly what happened.

          And the thing is silent. No more nebulous, grinching sounds coming from the drive train. I always wondered what 'that' sound was. It was a cheap bottom bracket begging for mercy.

          If you've got the money to cover the cost of one of these burning a hole in your pocket and are wondering how best to use it to upgrade your ride, look no further. Is it better than any of the other premium ceramic offerings out there? Couldn't say. But I can say you will NEVER regret putting one of these on. It's that good. It's the single, biggest change I've ever made to my bike. Easy 5-star rating. Two thumbs up with a wiggle.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Butter Smooth

          By Phil

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

            Great pricing on the bottom bracket. So smooth compared to the xt bottom bracket. I hope the durability is there.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Hope Ceramic BB IS SUPER SMOOTH!

            By X

            from W O, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Hope Technology Hope Ceramic 68/73mm Bottom Bracket:

            At first i wasn't sure about paying $$$ on a BB but then, i've read about the reviews on the Hope Ceramic BB and just gave in. It was 1 of the best upgrade i did for my bike. Very smooth pedaling and looks great also. A big difference between my slx bb. GO BUY THIS PRODUCT AND YOU WILL LOVE IT!

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            • No

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