Tired of trying to find the right adapters to make bottom bracket A work with frame B and crankset C? So was Ard Kessels, founder of startup Kogel Badass Bottom Brackets.
His solution was to make dedicated bottom brackets for every combination. The idea was to provide a purpose built bottom bracket for whatever style frame you have to fit whatever style crankset you have. Wanna stick a SRAM GXP crankset in a BB386EVO frame? Or a Shimano 24mm in a BB30 frame? No problem.
Each bottom bracket will use hybrid ceramic, grade 3, ABEC 5 ball bearings with the option of standard seals and grease for road bikes or heavier duty seals and grease for mountain, cyclocross and commuter bikes. They come with a 1+1 warranty, covering you for one year at first, then a second year if you have the recommended 12 month service performed to replace the seals and grease.
They’ll also sell their own Secret Grease Mix and seal kits for home service. The SGM is a thin, slick grease that won’t cause any excess friction. To install, they recommend Morgan Blue Aquaproof Paste, which will provide a secure fit without anything sticking in the frame after removal (as could happen if epoxy or Loctite is used). Their website, Kogel.cc, will be up soon. Until then, you can download this poster as a PDF here.