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External BB 75's. Thoughts?

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January 1, 2015 03:33 AM
Whoa! This is pretty cool!
     
January 1, 2015 04:31 AM
jbrosinski
From: Modesto, CA
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6 bikes
Better for the urban scene. Nothing will replace the smooth rolling loose ball bbs imo. But why not make the jump. Omniums have been so successful as a well priced performance crankset. sugino is sort of late to the game haha
     
January 1, 2015 02:46 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
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Really interesting.
     
January 1, 2015 03:48 PM
If it ain't NJS, then I don't want it!

All joking aside, I want to see how smoothly they spin. Hope they come in silver too
     
January 1, 2015 11:01 PM
AznChiliSauce
From: Philadelphia, PA
103 posts
9 bikes
its about time. i don't see any non njs-restricted racers who would prefer the loose ball square taper version of these. Except maybe some people who just prefer the classic stuff. The convenience and ease of maintenance/installation of external bearings is worth the world to many. It'll be a nice alternative to omniums and will probably be lighter too. They also look better imho.
     
January 1, 2015 11:10 PM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
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Def a game changer! Hope its cheap like the omniums but Doubt it
     
January 2, 2015 02:13 AM
iaznryan
From: Bay Area
116 posts
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Looks awesome but I wonder why they copied shimano's design instead of sram's or raceface's.
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January 2, 2015 03:45 AM
bikenejad
From: San Diego
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They're currently coming in at a cool 465/usd.
     
January 2, 2015 05:20 AM
     
January 2, 2015 06:49 PM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
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wait why does that ^ say NJS approved and the op link says it's not?
     
January 2, 2015 07:40 PM
ridingfixed
From: East Bay, California
356 posts
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It's probably wrong. I don't see an njs stamp on that for another decade at least.
     
January 2, 2015 08:29 PM
bikenejad
From: San Diego
87 posts
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Conflicting information in the links, maybe to keep the chat rooms and forums buzzing.
I'm no NJS expert, but going by the already available NJS approved cranks, I can't see these being approved.
Unless you're competing in a sanctioned Keirin event it doesn't matter if they're not NJS approved. Except for the build requirements some people like to build their bikes to. Which others have already said.
     
January 3, 2015 01:06 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
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Ladies Keirin in Japan dont require full NJS certified builds. Im sure these cranks are for that field of riders.
     
January 3, 2015 02:47 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
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