Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Bottom Bracket test...

The top video is standard bottom bracket, the bottom video is Enduro Ceramic bottom Bracket.


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This is no clinical trial by any means, but it does highlight the minimal friction ceramic bearing offer riders. I did some very quick sums, at a cadence of 80 RPM x 60 mins = 4800 RPM per hour x 12hrs (assuming you are pedaling half the time during a 24 hour event)= 57,600 pedal strokes on each leg. Over this duration any reduction in resistance will help a lot.

I have chosen not to change the bearings in my Mavic Crossmax SLR's purely because we all know Mavic wheels roll better than anything else on the market.