Race Face X-Type DH BB Bottom Bracket Review

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December 18, 2012
Model/Year: 68/73mm 2012

Pros: - Solid and super smooth
- Parts are easily accessible and serviceable
- Color

Cons: - Dust caps tend to come off if you install/uninstall your cranks a lot
- Dust caps break easily

Recommendation: A great bottom bracket that can take punishment from every day DH use. After thousands of cycles it is still spinning as smooth as new. Complimented by a very nice gold finish this BB can find a home on any build.

The dust caps are a tad fragile and will come out if the crank spindle is inserted quickly or with force. This is probably needed in order to make them serviceable.

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December 17, 2011
Pros: smooth bearings

Cons: none yet

Recommendation: i dropped this bb in on a recent rebuild as my fsa had seized, i like this bb alot better

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December 1, 2010
Pros: rides smooth, race face quality, I replaced a 5 year old X-type bottom bracket with the same one due to the quality of endurance of years of trail riding

Cons: nothing

Recommendation: I am happy impressed and impressed with this bottom bracket

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August 30, 2009
Pros: Good quality bearings

Cons: Small insert of plastic that sometimes cracks.

Recommendation: The older versions had a small issue of cracking the lip of plastic that the cranks ran on and then generated movement but that was a few of them most are great and work well for a very long time...

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September 17, 2008
Pros: Solid and smooth.

Cons: It is a bit heavier than your normal crank. The external part of it makes it a bit unique in regards to it still being refered to as an ISIS crankset, but nothing to be concerned about.

Recommendation: This crankset is great. I would recommend it for any hardcore XC, AM, FR, DH.

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Race Face X-Type DH BB 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.