isis vs octalink ????

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by steevo, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. steevo

    steevo New Member

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    fsa cranks abound.
    which bb type? I do about 5 - 6000 miles yearly (on that bike) and want to replace the bb about once a year. are there advantages or disadvantages? is this argument online somewhere? thanks
    steevo
     
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  2. rv

    rv New Member

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    I don't know that there's any significant difference. issis was developed as an alternative to shimano's splined bb. shimano's octalink is a proprietary design and they didn't want to share. if you have shimano cranks, or think you might want some in the future, go octalink.
     
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    Go ISIS. More choices in BB out there. With Octalink, you're restricted to Dura-Ace or Ultegra BBs. If you're buying a FSA crankset, why not also go with a FSA BB?
     
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    Steevo, replace your BB once a year??? Whatever for? If you're only riding 6k/yr and are using high end equipment, there is no reason in the world to replace your BB every year.
     
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    Agree, go ISIS with the FSA crankset and support "open" standards. Having a choice of components is a good thing for all.....Shimano gets enough of our business, IMO, and needs some competition both on design, quality and price.

    I just got a frame built with the FSA Megatech OS BB, ISIS spindle, FSA Team Carbon Triple. It's got 43 mm industrial bearings, which I hope will last a lot more than 6K miles.
     
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