BB30 Reccomendation

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by miskur505

I'm getting a Sram Force BB30 crankset for my caad 10 5. I have two questions.

1 Will the stock FSA bottom bracket be compatible with this crank?

2. If they are compatible but I feel like changing the bottom bracket, or if they are't compatible what bottom bracket would you recommend for me?

Thanks in advance.

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by motorthings

a BB30 bottom bracket should work with any BB30 crank, so you are good there.

if you wanted to replace it, the SRAM BB30 bearings are a fine replacement, but if the bearings aren't making any noises, there is no need to replace it (unless you want to replace it with something super fancy).

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by miskur505

So I might need something like this? ... 733.0.html

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by NWSAlpine

miskur505 wrote:So I might need something like this? ... 733.0.html" onclick=";return false;

Yes that would be the correct kit. You don't need to change them but if you do I would strongly suggest you use some pressfit retaining compound to install the bearings. This will help eliminate any future creaking from the bearings.

Something like loctite green 609 or 640. I used 640.

You will also need some tools to remove the old bearings and install the new ones. This is a cheap tool that works well to fit the new ones ... 3a6b332771. To remove the old bearings this is good ... 3cc36519b6

Also when I changed my bearings I used the Phil Wood BB30 bearings as they are very good steel bearings that will last a long time. Part is PW806 BB30 replacement (sold as a single bearing).

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