Tune Skyline Ceramic BB

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JTC
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by JTC

Anyone know anything about the Tune Skyline ceramic BB listed on the weights page? Is this a new BB that Tune has out? It is not advertised on the Tune site, but they supposedly don't update the site frequently. It weight 116g which is about 20g lighter than anything out there now.

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nikh
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by nikh

I refer you to this thread:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... sc&start=0

It's expensive!
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popawheelie
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by popawheelie

I heard they took it off the market due to cost. It was very!!!!!! expensive.
I bought the ti one instead. Looking back I would have bought an
American or Canadian one. The Tune people sent instalation instructions in German and when I asked for them in English they said thier parts were not meant for export and that was it. :shock: :roll: :roll:

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by nikh

Thats odd and surprising since most of continental Europe speaks English.
What a shame.
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Florian
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by Florian

popawheelie wrote:The Tune people sent instalation instructions in German and when I asked for them in English they said thier parts were not meant for export and that was it. :shock: :roll: :roll:

When was that?
They have translated their instructions to English about one year ago.

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by nikh

Interesting article on ceramic bearings used in cycling

http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/art ... 327.0.html
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by Joel

Ok, I saw the article. But are there other manufacturers - such as SKF - who only make bearings, that produce them?

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by Franzam

New Tune Skyline bottom bracket:

aluminium spindle, ceramic bearings, weight: 83 g :!:
price: 3333Euros - 4100 US$ :!:

I will try to get a photo
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by Franzam

Here it is: 83g for mountainbike :!:
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Superlite
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by Superlite

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! :shock: $4100! :shock: Are you serious!? :shock: Thats totally idiotic if that really is $4100. Thats a bike right there! Where did you get that price from? I can't beleive that. Wheres the $4100 comming from? It's just a spindle and some bearings.

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Superlite wrote:Wheres the $4100 comming from? It's just a spindle and some bearings.

Yeah, but each bearing alone costs 1000 Euro (full ceramic). :D

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If somebody buys that thing, I'm gonna smack them! :wink:

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Cyco
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by Cyco

First your sig, and now threatening to smack someone like me - maybe we should call you Superagro ;)

If things work out financially for me over the next 6 months I'll be building a DH bike and a light road bike. If I wasn't so fat I'd strongly consider the use of this BB, the limiting factor is the Tune Cranks that the only ones compatible with it- a little to flexy for me :(

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Florian
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Cyco wrote:If I wasn't so fat I'd strongly consider the use of this BB, the limiting factor is the Tune Cranks that the only ones compatible with it- a little to flexy for me :(

According to tune their new hex taper is 40% stiffer than square taper.
When I compare this with the results from a stiffness test I read a while ago, this should mean that hex taper BBs are at least as stiff as Octalink or ISIS BBs.

And I guess soon other manufacturers will follow with hex taper BBs and cranks. :wink:

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by Frankie - B

Florian, Do you know anything about the tune cranckset for the hex BB? I saw the BB in the Bike workshop, but couldn't find the fitting crancks. :( And do you also know prices. (This is for mtb, Sorry wrong forum :oops: )
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