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KNO - BBshell crankset compatibility chart (v3.

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( Y ) --> Combination is compatible. BB usually offered by crank set manufacturer (or frame manufacturer). Often, alternative 3 rd party BBs are available. Note: ROAD and MTN mix often incompatible though. Also, there could be compatibility issues when mixing BBs and crank sets from different manufacturers.
( N ) --> Combination technically incompatible or practically irrelevant (if any, known exceptions are commented on).
( ? ) --> Neither „Yes“ nor „No“ - please see comment. Typically, technical or commercial limitations do apply (e.g. only certain models work or there is no BB offering known).
Acronyms: BB = Bottom bracket │ ROAD = Road bike │ MTN = Mountain bike │ DS = Drive side │ NDS = Non drive side │ OD = Outer diameter │ ID = Inner diameter.
# 01 02 03 04 05 06
Details of frame / BB interface Threaded BB shell (lefthand Threaded BB shell. Threadless BB shell. Stepped ID Threadless BB shell. Sometimes Threadless BB shell. Removable Threadless BB shell. Typically no
thread on DS). for defined bearing position. stepped ID (although technically circlips in grooves for defined step or groove.
not required). bearing position (rarely: step).
BB shell width ROAD ca. 68 mm ca. 70 mm ca. 90,5 mm ca. 86,5 mm ca. 68 mm ca. 68 mm

BB shell width MTN ca. 68 mm or ca. 73 mm ca. 70 mm ca. 95,5 mm (asymmetric) ca. 89,5 mm or ca. 92,0 mm ca. 73 mm ca. 73 mm
(asymmetric: DS +2,5 mm)
BB shell ID (at bearing or cup seat) ca. 34 mm ca. 35 mm 37 mm 41 mm 42 mm 46 mm
# Crank set Details of BB / spindle interface and of spindle Spindle Primary Right-hand: Name of various BB specs BSA ITA Trek BB90 / BB95 Shimano PressFit BB30 PF30
manufacturers / crank arm interface OD (at bike Below: Names of various crank set specs (also: English) (also: Italian) (also: BB86 / BB92,
bearing type Note: Use of prevalent name (if any) and / or further: PF86 / PF92)
seat) manufacturer's trade name.
12 Praxis Works Spindle part of DS crank arm. Other crank arm 30 mm ROAD, M30 ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( N ) Not enough room for ( Y ) Special ball bearings ( Y ) Special thread-together type ( Y ) Special thread-together type
(exclusively) pressed on splined taper spindle end. (DS), 28 MTN Note: to be distinguished from M30THRU. Ball bearings factory assembled. research required. internal bearings; BB shell too (without cups). BB. BB (BB30 model with adaptor).
mm (NDS) wide for external bearings.
11 Campagnolo, Usually spindle part of one crank arm. Other 30 mm ROAD, FSA: BB386evo / BB392evo, ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( N ) Not enough room for ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) BB30 type ball bearings ( Y ) PF30 type cups plus spindle
FSA, Sram, crank arm pressed on splined taper spindle end or MTN Sram: BB386, Ball bearings factory assembled. research required. internal bearings; BB shell too research required. (direct fit) plus spindle spacers. spacers. Ball bearings factory
Tune, Bor, clamped on splined spindle end. Campagnolo: OverTorque, wide for external bearings. assembled.
Rotor, Tune & Bor: Smart Spindle System,
RaceFace, Rotor: UBB30,
THM Carbones THM Carbones: Clavicula,
et al. RaceFace: Cinch,
Praxis Works: M30THRU,
Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (MTN only)
Note: This category might be referred to as
„Multicompatible 30 mm spindle crank sets“.
10 Sram, FSA, Usually spindle part of DS (or NDS) crank arm 30 mm ROAD, FSA: BB30, ( N ) Not enough room for ( N ) Not enough room for ( N ) Spindle too short. ( N ) Spindle too short. ( Y ) BB30 type ball bearings ( Y ) PF30 type cups. Ball
Cannondale, (exceptions: Cannondale is 3-pcs-design; MTN Sram: BB30 (including „wide axle“ variants), internal bearings; spindle too internal bearings; spindle too (direct fit). bearings factory assembled.
Specialized et Specialized S-Works ROAD similar to Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (ROAD only), short for external bearings. short for external bearings.
al. UltraTorque). Other crank arm usually pressed on Specialized: Fact However, certain ROAD crank
splined taper spindle end. sets reportedly compatible
Note: This category might be referred to as without spacer and with wavy
„Narrow 30 mm spindle crank sets“ washer in place of adj. collar
(e.g. Sram Force22 & S900).
09 Campagnolo Spindle part of DS crank arm. Other crank arm 25 mm ROAD PowerTorque ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Press-in cups. NDS ball ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups.
(exklusively) pressed on splined taper spindle end. DS ball NDS ball bearing factory NDS ball bearing factory research required. bearing factory assembled. NDS ball bearing factory NDS ball bearing factory
bearing pressed on spindle (factory assembled). assembled. assembled. assembled. assembled.
08 Campagnolo Half spindles part of both crank arms, splined half 25 mm ROAD UltraTorque ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups ( Y ) Trek adaptors. ( Y ) Press-in cups without ball ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups
(exklusively) spindle ends connected with each other through without ball bearings. without ball bearings. bearings. without ball bearings. without ball bearings.
central bolt. Both ball bearings pressed on half Alternatively, thread-together Alternatively, thread-together
spindles (factory assembled). cups. cups.
07 Sram bzw. Spindle part of DS crank arm. Other crank arm 24 mm ROAD, Giga X-Pipe (GXP) ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Trek adaptors. ( Y ) Press-in cups. Ball bearings ( ? ) Generally compatible. ( ? ) Generally compatible.
Truvativ pressed on splined taper spindle end. (DS), 22 MTN Ball bearings factory assembled. Ball bearings factory assembled. factory assembled. Adoption through either: special Adoption through either: special
(exklusively) mm (NDS) BB or threaded sleeve to be BB or threaded sleeve to be
pressed/bonded into BB shell or pressed/bonded into BB shell or
spindle adaptors. spindle adaptors.
06 Shimano, FSA, Spindle part of DS (or NDS) crank arm. Other 24 mm ROAD, Shimano: Hollowtech (also: Hollowtech II), ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups. ( Y ) Trek ball bearings (direct ( Y ) Press-in cups. Ball bearings ( ? ) Generally compatible. ( ? ) Generally compatible.
RaceFace, crank arm pressed on splined taper spindle end or MTN FSA: MegaExo, Ball bearings factory assembled. Ball bearings factory assembled. fit). factory assembled. Adoption through either: special Adoption through either: special
Rotor et al. (esp. Shimano) clamped on splined spindle end. RaceFace: EXI & X-Type, BB or threaded sleeve to be BB or threaded sleeve to be
Rotor: UBB24 pressed/bonded into BB shell or pressed/bonded into BB shell or
spindle sleeve adaptors. spindle sleeve adaptors.
05 RaceFace, Spindle part of BB. Both crank arms pressed on k.A. ROAD, ISIS ( Y ) Thread-in cartridge. Ball ( Y ) Thread-in cartridge. Ball ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
FSA, Truvativ et splined taper spindle ends. MTN bearings and spindle factory bearings and spindle factory relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
al. assembled. assembled.
04 Shimano Spindle part of BB. Both crank arms pressed on k.A. ROAD, Octalink v2 ( Y ) Thread-in cartridge. Ball ( Y ) Thread-in cartridge. Ball ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
(almost splined taper spindle ends. MTN Note: Deore XT, LX, Tiagra. bearings and spindle factory bearings and spindle factory relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
exklusively) assembled. assembled.
03 Shimano Spindle part of BB. Both crank arms pressed on k.A. ROAD, Octalink v1 ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
(almost splined taper spindle ends. MTN Note: XTR, Dura Ace, Ultegra, 105. Ball bearings and spindle factory Ball bearings and spindle factory relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
exklusively) assembled. assembled.
02 Campagnolo et Spindle usually part of BB. Both crank arms k.A. ROAD ISO square taper ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
al. pressed on square taper spindle ends. Ball bearings and spindle factory Ball bearings and spindle factory relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
assembled. assembled.
01 Shimano et al. Spindle usually part of BB. Both crank arms k.A. ROAD, JIS square taper ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( Y ) Usually: Thread-in cartridge. ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
pressed on square taper spindle ends. MTN Ball bearings and spindle factory Ball bearings and spindle factory relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
assembled. assembled.
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accuracies. Please verify information before you buy! Subject to change without notice (see version indicator). Specs exclusively used for Downhill or Fat Bikes are omitted.
acturer (or frame manufacturer). Often, alternative 3 rd party BBs are available. Note: ROAD and MTN mix often incompatible though. Also, there could be compatibility issues when mixing BBs and crank sets from different manufacturers.
y, known exceptions are commented on).
r commercial limitations do apply (e.g. only certain models work or there is no BB offering known).
bike │ DS = Drive side │ NDS = Non drive side │ OD = Outer diameter
# 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Details of frame / BB interface See BB30. See PF30. See BB30. See PF30. See BB30. See PF30. Threadless BB shell. Stepped ID See PF30. Threaded BB shell (lefthand
for defined bearing position. thread on DS).

BB shell width ROAD (N/A) ca. 61 mm ca. 79 mm (asymmetric: NDS ca. 79 mm (asymmetric: NDS ca. 73 mm (asymmetric: NDS +5 ca. 73 mm (asymmetric: NDS +5 ca. 86 mm ca. 86,5 mm ca. 68 mm
+11 mm) +11 mm) mm) mm)
BB shell width MTN ca. 84,5 mm (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) (N/A) ca. 92 mm (N/A)

BB shell ID (at bearing or cup seat) 42 mm 46 mm 42 mm 46 mm 42 mm 46 mm 42 mm 46 mm 46 mm


Right-hand: Name of various BB specs Specialized OSBB Mountain Specialized OSBB Road Cervelo BB Right „DirectFit“ Cervelo BB Right „PressFit“ Cannondale BB30A „DirectFit“ Cannondale BB30A „PressFit“ AX-Lightness BB386 BB386evo / BB392evo T47BB
Below: Names of various crank set specs Alloy shell Carbon shell („California“)
Note: Use of prevalent name (if any) and / or
manufacturer's trade name.
M30 ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Special thread-together type ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible,
Note: to be distinguished from M30THRU. research required. BB (BB30 model with adaptors). research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required.

FSA: BB386evo / BB392evo, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) PF30 type cups. Ball ( ? ) Generally compatible,
Sram: BB386, research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. bearings factory assembled. research required.
Campagnolo: OverTorque,
Tune & Bor: Smart Spindle System,
Rotor: UBB30,
THM Carbones: Clavicula,
RaceFace: Cinch,
Praxis Works: M30THRU,
Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (MTN only)
Note: This category might be referred to as
„Multicompatible 30 mm spindle crank sets“.
FSA: BB30, ( N ) Spindle too short. ( Y ) Specialized cups (similar to ( ? ) Research required – should ( ? ) Research required – should ( ? ) Research required – should ( ? ) Research required – should ( N ) Spindle too short. ( N ) Spindle too short. ( Y ) Thread-in cups. Ball
Sram: BB30 (including „wide axle“ variants), PF30 type cups). Ball bearings work with those BB30 crank sets work with those BB30 crank sets work with those BB30 crank sets work with those BB30 crank sets bearings factory assembled.
Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (ROAD only), factory assembled. which require a NDS spindle which require a NDS spindle which require a NDS spindle which require a NDS spindle
Specialized: Fact spacer (11 mm min.) when spacer (11 mm min.) when spacer (5 mm min.) when spacer (5 mm min.) when
assembled in a BB30/PF30 BB assembled in a BB30/PF30 BB assembled in a BB30/PF30 BB assembled in a BB30/PF30 BB
Note: This category might be referred to as (e.g. Sram Force22 & S900) (e.g. Sram Force22 & S900) (e.g. Cannondale w/ 109 mm (e.g. Cannondale w/ 109 mm
„Narrow 30 mm spindle crank sets“ spindle, Sram Force22 & S900) spindle, Sram Force22 & S900)

PowerTorque ( N ) Combination practically not ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Press-in cups. NDS ball ( ? ) Generally compatible,
relevant. research required. research required. research required. NDS ball bearing factory research required. research required. bearing factory assembled. research required.
assembled.
UltraTorque ( N ) Combination practically not ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Press-in outboard cups ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Press-in cups without ball ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups
relevant. research required. research required. without ball bearings. research required. research required. research required. bearings. without ball bearings.

Giga X-Pipe (GXP) ( Y ) Press-in cups. Ball bearings ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, AX-Lighness adaptors. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups
factory assembled. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. with NDS spindle adaptor. Ball
bearings factory assembled.

Shimano: Hollowtech (also: Hollowtech II), ( Y ) Press-in cups. Ball bearings ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible, AX-Lighness adaptors. ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( Y ) Thread-in outboard cups.
FSA: MegaExo, factory assembled. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. research required. Ball bearings factory assembled.
RaceFace: EXI & X-Type,
Rotor: UBB24

ISIS ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.

Octalink v2 ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
Note: Deore XT, LX, Tiagra. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.

Octalink v1 ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
Note: XTR, Dura Ace, Ultegra, 105. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.

ISO square taper ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.

JIS square taper ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not
relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant. relevant.
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accuracies. Please verify information before you buy! Subject to change without notice (see version indicator). Specs exclusively used for Downhill or Fat Bikes are omitted.
acturer (or frame manufacturer). Often, alternative 3 rd party BBs are available. Note: ROAD and MTN mix often incompatible though. Also, there could be compatibility issues when mixing BBs and crank sets from different manufacturers.
y, known exceptions are commented on).
r commercial limitations do apply (e.g. only certain models work or there is no BB offering known).
bike │ DS = Drive side │ NDS = Non drive side │ OD = Outer diameter
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Details of frame / BB interface See BB30. See PF30.

BB shell width ROAD N/A ca. 83 mm

BB shell width MTN ca. 83 mm ca. 83 mm

BB shell ID (at bearing or cup seat) 42 mm 46 mm


Right-hand: Name of various BB specs BB30 DH (also: BB30/83) PF30 DH (also: PF30/83)
Below: Names of various crank set specs Note: Typically frames with non- Note: Typically frames with non-
Note: Use of prevalent name (if any) and / or standard chainline (especially standard chainline (especially
manufacturer's trade name. Cannondale Ai). Cannondale Ai).
M30 ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible,
Note: to be distinguished from M30THRU. research required. research required.

FSA: BB386evo / BB392evo, ( Y ) BB30 type ball bearings ( Y ) PF30 type cups plus spindle
Sram: BB386, plus spindle spacers. spacers. Ball bearings factory
Campagnolo: OverTorque, assembled.
Tune & Bor: Smart Spindle System,
Rotor: UBB30,
THM Carbones: Clavicula,
RaceFace: Cinch,
Praxis Works: M30THRU,
Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (MTN only)
Note: This category might be referred to as
„Multicompatible 30 mm spindle crank sets“.
FSA: BB30, ( ? ) Generally not compatible as ( ? ) Generally not compatible as
Sram: BB30 (including „wide axle“ variants), spindle too short. spindle too short.
Cannondale: Si & Hollowgram (ROAD only), MTN: Specific crank sets may MTN: Specific crank sets may
Specialized: Fact work (e.g. „DH“ variants). work (e.g. „DH“ variants).
ROAD: Cannondale Si / ROAD: Cannondale Si /
Note: This category might be referred to as Hollowgram works with specific Hollowgram works with specific
„Narrow 30 mm spindle crank sets“ spindle. spindle.

PowerTorque ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


relevant. relevant.

UltraTorque ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


relevant. relevant.

Giga X-Pipe (GXP) ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible,


research required. research required.

Shimano: Hollowtech (also: Hollowtech II), ( ? ) Generally compatible, ( ? ) Generally compatible,


FSA: MegaExo, research required. research required.
RaceFace: EXI & X-Type,
Rotor: UBB24

ISIS ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


relevant. relevant.

Octalink v2 ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


Note: Deore XT, LX, Tiagra. relevant. relevant.

Octalink v1 ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


Note: XTR, Dura Ace, Ultegra, 105. relevant. relevant.

ISO square taper ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


relevant. relevant.

JIS square taper ( N ) Combination practically not ( N ) Combination practically not


relevant. relevant.