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Wheels Manufacturing stretches out for fat bike Bottom Bracket, expands bearing drift kit with thru axle bits

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One of the benefits of making your own stuff is the ability to adapt when new sizes come around. With the amount of fat bikes finally reaching a point that Wheels Manufacturing saw returns on a fat bike bottom bracket, their PF86 got the stretch. Essentially just lengthening the center tube to fit the longer pressfit bottom bracket shell of a fat bike, Wheels Manufacturing will offer BBs for 121 and 131mm shells with 24mm or 24/22mm spindles, as well as 100mm PF30 fat bike bottom brackets for 30mm spindles. Available now, the bottom brackets run $74 for the ABEC-3 or $99 for the Angular Contact bearings.

For the shop (or the very well equipped home mechanic) Wheels Manufacturing has a few new bearing drifts that will leave you seeing red…

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While we’re on the subject of bottom brackets, Wheels Manufacturing was happy to point out that they discovered their BBRight bottom bracket will also work with the new PF30a (asymmetric) shells. Good news for an already standard crazy world.

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In addition to the shiny red ano treatment, Wheels Manufacturing is adding to their bearing drift kit with thru axle bearing compatibility. To make room for the axles, bearings have had to change which means shops need new tools to do the repairs. The new 2705×37, 15×26, and 17×28 drifts will be available separately or as part of the Large Sealed Bearing Press above.

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yard dog
yard dog
6 years ago

I’m a huge fan of wheels mfg.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
6 years ago

I’ve got a creaky bb30a bb (Caad12). Am I missing a product these guys have that’ll let me use my existing 30mm spindle (hollowgram) cranks?

Adrian
Adrian
6 years ago

If you want to do it at home, the product you’re looking for to get rid of the creak is a tube reamer and facer. Park has a headtube reamer and their #752 set does BB30. Of course, you’d basically be 75% the way to buying a new Caad12 105.

Shop rate is pretty cheap in comparison. Whatever you pay to have a BB installed, budget double and your shop should be able to do it for less than that, assuming own the tools.

BB30 shell tolerance is one quarter the width of a human hair. Have fun, and welcome to the world of pressfits. I ride BB92, so there’s no threaded snobbery here. Just tears, wax-capped reamers and cutting fluid.

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
6 years ago
Reply to  Adrian

Oh, no, I’m aware of that. Work at a shop. That’s not fixed it before, no reason to expect it to now.

Thinking about moving to a Ritchey Road Logic.

Luke Dordai
6 years ago

T47. Its an aluminum frame, cut some threads into that bad boy.

Luke Dordai
6 years ago
Reply to  Luke Dordai

Scratch that. It will only work with a PF30 bb shell, not a BB30.

Troy
Troy
6 years ago

Use bearing retainer fluid (green locktight) it will solve your problems.

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