BB86 for Shimano
Shimano cranks fit into BB86 frames when you have this CeramicSpeed Bottom Bracket installed. The kit consists of two cups that are pressed into either side of the central opening.
The cups come with CeramicSpeed Bearings installed. There are two versions. The first is our low drag, long life Standard Bearing, with hardened-steel races and our super round CeramicSpeed Balls. The second version is our coated bearing, which uses those same CeramicSpeed Balls installed on coated, hardened-steel races for longer life and less bearing drag.
In The Box
- 2 bottom bracket cups with bearings installed.
- 2 dust covers with integrated spacers installed.
- Spacer tube.
- 10ml syringe of All Round Grease.
- Sticker sheet.
This CeramicSpeed BB86 Bottom Bracket works with cranks that have 24mm thru-axle spindles, including both Shimano and FSA.
CeramicSpeed standard Bearings typically have frictional drag of 0.3-0.4 watts per set. That represents an average 75% drag reduction compared to standard bottom brackets. The hardened-steel races feature the CeramicSpeed Balls that are 100% smoother and 15% harder than the ceramic competition. The CeramicSpeed Bearings last at least three times longer than other bearings.
Coated Bearings drop friction further and increase lifespan. The coated races see a 50% drag reduction and an improvement in bearing life of 60%.
Changing the grease can tune performance. All Round Grease comes installed, but can be changed for lower drag TT and Track Grease, or higher durability LongLife Grease, which adds a bit of drag but stays in when riding through messy conditions.
How to save watts
Maximise your performance when riding
Your choice, your advantage
One hidden force affects your speed and efficiency on the bike – friction. That’s why, when you’re optimising your bike, it’s worth focusing on every detail, especially the small moving parts that are affected by friction.
CeramicSpeed technology focuses on reducing friction and producing bearings with an unmatched lifetime, meaning that you get to ride faster or save energy. With CeramicSpeed products in your hubs, pulley wheels and bottom bracket, tests show that you’ll save between 6–9 watts, compared to using standard bearings. Those savings increase further with the use of a CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chain. This will save between 2–5 watts, taking your competitive advantage up to 14 watts.
Upgrading your rear derailleur to the CeramicSpeed Oversized Pulley Wheel System completes the optimisation equation. Thanks to the unique design and componentry, the oversized pulley wheels reduce friction in the derailleur by 40–60% when compared to the high-end pulley wheels usually used in the cycling industry. By reducing friction with every opportunity, the CeramicSpeed technology can round up the watt savings between 10 and 16 watts.
We are not talking about saved seconds but saved minutes
CeramicSpeed products help you ride faster using less energy. This can be the difference between winning and losing. Whether you ride for pleasure or you are a pro athlete fighting the clock, you will always benefit from riding with CeramicSpeed bearing products and chains, as well as using the fastest bottled product for chains, UFO Drip. Take advantage whether you are riding road, off-road or triathlon.
Save 10-16 watts using Hub Bearings, Bottom Bracket, an OSPW System and UFO Chain. Alternatively, upgrade your bike with a standard CeramicSpeed Bearing upgrade (includes Hub Bearings, Bottom Bracket and 11-tooth Pulley Wheels and results in 6-9 watts energy savings), or add the CeramicSpeed UFO Chain to the standard upgrade and save a total of 8-14 watts.