Kogel Bearings announced a host of new options to fit the latest threaded bottom bracket standard, T47. This gives a ceramic bearing option to some of the latest Trek models, and just about any crankset you’d want to run – continuing with their rule of “Any crank, any frame, no adapters”.
Kogel Bearings T47 threaded ceramic bottom brackets
Kogel is keeping up with the proliferation of new bottom bracket styles and standards, officially releasing options for T47. Offering the ease of threaded installation with the option for large bearings and spindle sizes, this new-ish option has been adopted by Trek on select bikes such as the new Domane. Note that Kogel cited Trek specifically as the brand that finally prompted them to dive into T47.
It’s also worth noting that Trek doesn’t quite follow the official T47 standardized bottom bracket shell width of 86.5mm, instead opting for an 85.5mm shell. Kogel says that his falls within the tolerance range, and is fully compatible with their bottom brackets.
All Kogel T47 threaded bottom brackets use precision ceramic bearings, with two options for sealing. The Road version maximizes efficiency, while the Cross version opts for more durable weather sealing – for use in gravel, cyclocross, or frequent riding in bad conditions.
Options are made for cranks including Shimano, SRAM Dub, Rotor, Praxis, Infocrank, and more. All are available now for $199.99.