BSA for SRAM GXP Road Red
The BSA, or English threaded, bottom bracket is a traditional shell size. It has an inner diameter of 34mm and is 68mm wide. These cups thread into the BSA shell making it possible to install SRAM and Quarq 24/22mm spindle cranks.
The CeramicSpeed kit comes with bearings pressed into threaded cups, which are then threaded into the frame. Those bearings consist of either CeramicSpeed Standard or Coated Bearings. Super smooth, super round CeramicSpeed balls are rotating in hardened-steel races in both. The Coated version has a metallic coating laid onto the races, making it even smoother and harder, resulting in longer life and lower drag.
In The Box
- 2 threaded cups with bearings installed.
- 2 dust covers.
- 1mm spacer
- 0.5mm spacer.
- GXP wave washer.
- Spacer tube.
- 10ml syringe of CeramicSpeed All Round Grease.
- Sticker sheet.
The cups come with bearings installed and a sleeve is included to further seal the system from the elements and from rubbing on internal cables.
The Standard Bearings have only 0.3-.04 watts of frictional drag per set, an average drag reduction of 75% compared to stock bottom brackets. This is the result of superior design including hardened-steel races, and ceramic balls that are 100% smoother and 15% harder than the ceramic competition. They also last 3x longer.
Coated Bearings last even longer and feature even lower drag. Life is boosted by 60% and drag plummets by 50% compared to our Standard.
All Round Grease is used in the bearings. It can be replaced 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.