Syncros Bottom Bracket Bottom Bracket

DESCRIPTION

Titanium or Steel Bottom Bracket (single and double bearing)

  • Starting with a custom heat-treated titanium alloy spindle that’s 20% stronger than your grandma’s Ti 3/2.5, and 40% lighter than your mama’s steel. 175g.
  • Steel - Ingenious asymetric design puts the beefy side of the spindle on the drive side to handle even the beefiest bumping and grinding.

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 21, 2002]
    k e
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    smooooooth operation... the shop guy liked the installation

    Weakness:

    BROKE

    I had this put on my bike because the stock bb was wrong for my front derailleur... shifting was untuneable even by the guys at bicyclitis, and they been doin this for a while... didn't get much chance to use the bike for a couple of years, only had it out a few times... then had evil BC transit screw up my transportation for 9 months.. grrr... anyhow, rode my bike every day for that time, almost all commuting, some minor urban assault and a handful of trail rides, but i'm not so good... my limit was around 2-3 ft drops... not many though... didn't have time for it... so i'm riding my bike home one day, and boom... my crank just FELL off! in the middle of a major road! I weigh just under 200 lbs, but i was sHockED that such a product would just fall off! anyhow, i was told afterwards that the company had folded or something because of many warranty requests... or were no longer validating any sort of warranty or some such... was disappointed. very...
    however, bicyclitis had basically given the bb free, just charged a few lousy bucks to do the switch-over and call around for one of the appropriate length... so i figure i did ok... saved me apparently around 100 bucks... i'm happy with their work, but unimpressed with syncros... too bad too bad.

    [Oct 20, 2005]
    max
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    adjustable chainline, good bearings

    Weakness:

    weak spindle

    I recently decided to try the other side of my ENO flip-flop and threaded on a track cog. On the third ride the spindle broke on the non-drive side. I'm only 145 lbs.

    Similar Products Used:

    raceface

    [Feb 02, 2006]
    Gordon Shumway
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    sealed tighter than a frog's ass, light, bearing replacements are abundant, if installed and maintained PROPERLY, the thing should last many years.

    Weakness:

    the company got purchased by the horrible GT/Riteway. if you see two interlocking circles for a logo, that stuff is the junk sycros stuff.

    in fact, the only place to find the stuff made in canada is on eBay.

    with the increase in weight of the average american and decrease in skill, it's obvious that most people would have problems with these brackets. if you weigh more than 170 pounds and/or have very little skill (and by that i mean, you don't let the bike take the brunt of every obstacle on the trail...you knwo who you are, fatty!) don't buy these.

    in most cases they aren't even installed properly and people will complain that they creak, or that the bearings failed, or that the cups got damaged. how does a cup get damaged without having put a tool to it? and who weilds that tool?

    PLEASE, if you're fat or lack skill or don't know a competent mechanic, don't buy these brackets. i'm still looking for 3 more for my coffers.

    also, please don't think that the current incarnation of syncros is anything like the syncros of yore. also, don't make the same mistake with Race Face. yes, i said it, they are NOT the same company they once were. and neither are their products.

    Similar Products Used:

    a few shimano UN 72 and 91 bottom brackets.

    [Jan 11, 2002]
    Kazeem Da Silva
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Ti axle,lightweight

    Weakness:

    not solid enough,the price

    i drived a syncros ti Bottom Bracket in my gt-psyclone and after 4 months it breaks - no hard jumps - only softride, better use a shimano - low price and hard enough for dh(xtr)

    Similar Products Used:

    xt,xtr

    [Sep 11, 2001]
    Bernard
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    Arrived with axle so poorly machined that bearing faces were running 10 thou out of true.
    Appalling aftersales service. Shop sent bottom bracket back to Syncros, five e-mails no reply.

    Perhaps I am asking too much to want a straight bottom bracket axle. You send a badly made product back to the manufacturer. They do not reply. They do not even return the badly made parts. I have wasted my money. If you like this kind of thing buy Syncros. For me this deserve zero chilis.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano XT, XTR,

    [Mar 12, 1998]
    Barry
    racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    i've just bough the ti, double bearing bb, and so far have loved it. it's light, strong, and smooth. i picked it over the race face, mainly because of weight, but also name. i have had nothing short of supirior service from the guys in B.C.
    i would recomend the crome spindle for the heavier type ( i'm only 140 pounds! )

    [Jul 26, 1997]
    Kona Boy
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have been running a 1996 cromoly spindled Syncros BB for a year now and I have had no problems with it. Originally it took a bit of work to get it aligned right and the creaks out. The creaks are a simple fix, just make sure to clean your contact surfaces with the shell and the cranks. Good product. Syncros has a good rep on the net. As for thier warranty, I am unsure as I have never had to use it so that counts for something too. Decent price is another bonus.

    [May 19, 1998]
    Francois Bercher
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I installed a Synchro Ti BB (the one with the double row on the chainring side) about one and a half year ago. Being on the heavy side (200 Lbs), I never had to complain about this very nice component, apart some annoying noise at the beginning, resolved by polishing the square surfaces where cranks are seated, and using a very light amount of Ti-Prep anti-seize compound. Also it's better to follow exactly the original mounting procedure, and to use a torque wrench to mount end cups and cranks. I saved more than 100 grams with this BB, bringing my already old Litespeed Ti (Vintage 1991 !) down to 8.900 kg.

    [Oct 22, 1997]
    stonehipee
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    hardcore cromo d bb best bb ive bought to date strong sqeek free and reasonable great quality great company great bottom bracket

    [Jan 19, 1997]
    Jeff
    racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

    I have been racing for 10 years, and am currently an elite level cross country
    racer. I need rugged components, durability is the most key requirement, if
    a component is durable and lite all the better. I can say without a doubt that
    the Synchros BB one of the biggest pieces of crap that I ever put on my bike
    in the last 10 years. When properly tightened it wouldn't spin. I sent it back
    to Synchros and all they did was replace the bearings, this is a fine example
    of underengineering. If you want to spend alot of money on a lightweight useless
    piece of garbage then buy this BB.

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