Who else uses this aside from wilier and bh?
The list is growing actually despite FSA being the most referred brand/mfg producing specific 386 cranksets. Adapters are readily in use.
The wider BB (Shimano Pressfit style) creates a stiffer frame.
The larger diameter spindle creates a stiffer crankset (BB30 style).
Ironically people all get their pants wet over BB30, while it isn't as effective in improving performance (via power efficiency) as the pressfit systems are (BB86/90 or whatever). viewtopic.php?f=3&t=63857
So it ends up being "the best" of "both worlds" if you want that.
Personally I agree with this:
For trouble-free simplicity, Hollowtech or GXP in an English threaded is still the king.
Which is why a recent frame I spec'd out for a build has traditional BSA68 threading and, yes, a straight 1-1/8" steerer spec.
BB386 didn't catch on as fast as expected?
How long has BB386 been available as a standard for other mfgs to utilize?
By comparison, how long has BB30 been available as a standard for other mfgs to utilize prior to it being used across the industry? How many years did that take to catch on?
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