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Comments about SRAM Pressfit GXP Bottom Bracket MTB:
This is the 4th SRAM GXP bottom bracket I've used. Two came as OEM on new bikes, the other two were replacements. Each of them went bad like clockwork around the 2,500 km mark (1,500 mi.)
After the first 3 SRAMs I bought a Chris King BB and I've used that one for over 12,000 km (7,500 mi) with no problems at all. I got the grease injector and I lubricate it about every 3 months or 2,000 km.
This fourth SRAM GXP BB that I got came on a new MTB as OEM equipment. Don't you know! At 2,300 km it went out. I even removed the sealed bearings and serviced them when it started to make noise. I don't think the problem is the bearings themselves.....it's probably the cheap plastic cups.
From past experience I anticipated this event and I had a new Chris King BB in my spare parts box, waiting for the day the cheap SRAM started screaming at me.
Chris King's BB might cost 3 times what a SRAM GXP does but I was buying a new SRAM BB every 2-3 months. The CK has gone over a year and a half already and it's still quiet and smooth like butter. Which would you say is "more economical"
And the Chris King grease injector system makes it sooooo easy to maintain a bottom bracket!!!!
So back to the SRAM GXP BB:
There are way better choices. I know Chris King is one. There may be others.