- Oct 20, 2003
Originally posted by Mike Demicco
In article <[email protected]>, jim beam <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Octalink is flawed, a poor design.
> how so?
> octalink has a taper for snug fit and lateral load bearing. the splines only transmit torque.
I don't know what "lateral load bearing" means, but Octalink splines are not tapered to prevent
backlash from developing in the splines, especially if you do not descend with the left foot forward
(do a Google search on the subject). Octalink does have a shoulder that the crank butts up against,
so there is no variability in the chainline if used with the proper length bottom bracket. I suspect
that is one of the main reasons Shimano went to this style of bottom bracket. ISIS does not have
Mike DeMicco <[email protected]> (Remove the REMOVE_THIS from my email address
ISIS drivetrains also seem to creak more than Octalink.