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Not a whole lotta details on this one yet, but it’s pretty easy to figure out what it’ll do. Wheels Manufacturing is working on a PFBB30 Eccentric Bottom Bracket that’ll use the larger BB hole to give you room to move your 24mm spindled crankset around. It’s shown here with a road crankset, but the idea is to let you convert any PFBB30 frame to a singlespeed.

Pricing and availability are all TBD, and we’re guessing this is a pretty rough looking test mule given how polished their finished products usually look.

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Matt M.
Matt M.
9 years ago

So basically a direct rip-off of the Beer Components BB… Pathetic.

King County
King County
9 years ago

Wheels Mfg makes top quality products. This isn’t new, though. Otghers have made it, and some internally geared bikes have been coming with this feature, such as the Raleigh Cadent I11.

King County
King County
9 years ago

Also.. What is really clever is the standard Euro bb that works as an eccentric, (when using a 2 piece crank). Phil Wood makes it, but it is a fortune. Another company also makes one, but i forgot who.

hoser
hoser
9 years ago

Problem Solvers makes the PF30; BEER’s is for BB30 shells. The more, the merrier, I think.

CX Hotdog
CX Hotdog
9 years ago

BEER Comp has been making both BB30 and PF30 versions for quite some time!
Get the original at beercomponents.com.

0000
0000
9 years ago

PS continue to copy. The BEER PF30 and BB30 eccentrics are tried and true, and come with Phil Wood bearings. Not to mention that they have more sophisticated machining and are probably lighter.

CBD
CBD
9 years ago

@Hoser, BEER makes both PF30 and BB30. Both are solid products, designed and made in the US.

drew and not u
drew and not u
9 years ago

It will be nice to have these available from a manufacturer with good distribution rather than a small, obscure company that LBSs can’t really easily access. Hopefully they’ll hit a pricepoint under $100. Those Beer Components BBs are nice, but $160?? Singlespeeds are supposed to be cheap!

pfs
pfs
9 years ago

Single speeds are only cheap until you have one. Then all the blingy parts start showing up.

ChrisW
ChrisW
9 years ago

To follow up on the previous comment about the “standard Euro bb that works as an eccentric” – this is referring to the Trickstuff Exzentriker which fits into a standard threaded (BSA) BB: http://www.trickstuff.de/en/products/exzentriker_KL.php – the one I have works very nicely.

Leftsidedriver
Leftsidedriver
9 years ago

I guess Problem Solvers never heard of Prior Art!

anon
anon
9 years ago

haven’t used the beer components one but have heard good things about it. the problem solvers one is complete garbage. most people aren’t aware but fsa also makes one that is reasonably priced and works well

Ajax
Ajax
9 years ago

The Beer components BB sucks. It’s loose. It squeaks. No way will I get one.

Wheels Manufacturing eccentric BB can’t get here fast enough.

King County
King County
9 years ago

To “drew and not u”, Wheels MFG is easy to access. If your LBS cannot get their product, then they are not a competent shop.

bruno
bruno
9 years ago

I raced a BEER EBB30 last year in a full cyclocross season. After multiple hours of use it would slip, until I used carbon grease on it and tightened it more. It never creaked. It is really helpful for allowing changing of gear ratios and chain length on race day. It is an awesome component designed by a CNC engineer who races bikes and I expect the PF30 version he designed works just as well.

K11
K11
9 years ago

everyone talking about BEER components, that’s the first thing i thought of when seeing the picture.

drew and not u
drew and not u
9 years ago

@ King Country: That’s what I was saying, easy to get from wheels vs from BEER.

1speedlos
1speedlos
9 years ago

I’ve had no problems with my BEER Components EBB, which I raced the High Cascades 100 on this year. Incredibly dusty conditions, and while it did start to creak a bit towards the end, it was impossible to hear over EVERYONE’S creaky bikes!
Cleaned, greased, torqued- no noise whatsoever.
Now using it for CX on my XTJ- still no issues. Phil Wood bearings are as smooth as day one.
I don’t doubt that WM will make a solid product, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

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