Shimano 105 BB-5500 Bottom Bracket
As a direct descendent of Dura-Ace, no other road component group provides the same cost-performance value as Shimano 105.
The Octalink V1 8-spline interface between the BB and crank arm forms a strong highly rigid connection that reduces weight and increases strength.
Shimano 105 BB-5500 Bottom Bracket Specifications
- Material: Hollow chromoly splined spindle with alloy non-drive side cup
- Weight: 250g
- Compatibility: V-1, 8 spline spindle for Shimano road cranks only
- Two Sizes: 109.5mm Spindle for double cranks; 118.5mm for triple cranks
Note: crank arm fixing bolts not included.
4 months ago
CONS: Add double or triple info for simplicity
BEST USES: Road Biking, Commuting
PROS: Handles Well, Durable, Great Components
BEST USES: Commuting, Road Biking
PROS: Innovated Design, Good Crank Arm Engagement, Spindle Size Stiffness, Durable, Attractive Design, Innovative Design
CONS: Limited Stock, Relatively Small Bearings, Obsolete, Non Serviceable Bearings
over 2 years ago
1 month ago
PROS: Worked With My Ultegra
CONS: Slightly Rough
BEST USES: Replacement Bb, Road Biking
CONS: Flimsy Construction
PROS: Easy to install, Delivered As Described
CONS: Its Shows Made In Japan, Part Made In Indonesia
The unfortunate thing about these bottom brackets is they do not last. I have to buy a new one basically every year because they develop play in them, and there is no adjustability - which is unfortunate, because even the really cheap Shimano LP-20 BB's are even adjustable/rebuildable. I used to be able to get this exact same 5500 bottom bracket for just $29 here on Jenson (just went and looked at my Jenson order history), but I guess because they are becoming rare and people need them, they can charge more.
Having to spend $50 every year on a new bottom bracket is a bit unrealistic. At that price you may be better off buying a new crankset with outboard BB's (cheap options are Shimano Sora which supports 9spd - since anyone needing this has 9spd, or even FSA Gossamir cranks).
I have not decided what I am going to do yet, because the idea of buying another one at this price is disheartening).
PROS: Smooth, Comfortable, Attractive Design
CONS: Not Serviceable, Flimsy Construction, Wears Quickly
BEST USES: Commuting, Road Biking
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