Big Apple Buddy only sources from official retailers to ensure your item is genuine and authentic. This item is sourced from Backcountry.
ITA SRAM DUB Road - Coated
If there's one thing we know about European bikes, its that tradition matters. As such, it comes as no surprise that many Italian steeds hitting the market are still crafted with threaded Italian bottom brackets, and we appreciate it. Maybe it's the fact that we still see elegance in wool kits and lace-up shoes, or maybe its purely our dislike of the squeak of a press-fit bottom bracket. Either way, we welcome the addition of CeramicSpeed's ITA SRAM DUB coated road bottom bracket. This bottom bracket allows you to enable the new SRAM DUB 28.99mm spindle with your Italian threaded steed, and it does so with the renowned ceramic bearings that CeramicSpeed offers to reduce friction, and make for some ultra-smooth rolling. The Coated version uses the same CeramicSpeed balls, however, they're installed on coated, hardened-steel races for even more durability, while a metallic coating on the bearing races adds a further reduction in friction.
Reducing friction not only saves watts, letting you ride faster with less effort, it helps the component last longer. The Danes at CeramicSpeed are downright obsessive in its quest to reduce friction which is why it offers bottom brackets for almost every standard on the market. And if you loathe friction as much as the crew at CeramicSpeed and want to optimize your bike to go as fast as it can, upgrade your bike with one of its bottom brackets and enjoy reduced friction as well as better resistance to contamination and corrosion.
Compared to steel ball bearings, CeramicSpeed's balls resist corrosion, which is in part responsible for why bearings start to feel gritty as they age as well as causing the bearings to run hotter which reduces the lifespan of the component. CeramicSpeed balls are also much harder than standard steel balls. Apply enough pressure to a steel ball and it will crack under load while under that same load the CeramicSpeed ball won't flinch, maintaining the exact surface finish and roundness which could affect spinning smoothness. Meanwhile, these non-round and rough ball bearings create increased friction and begin to quickly wear down the steel bearing races.
CeramicSpeed is able to achieve such high marks because it uses the highest quality Grade 3 Silicon Nitride for its bearings. Don’t be fooled into thinking that all ceramic bottom brackets bearings on the market are the same. In testing, CeramicSpeed claims its balls are 15% harder, can take 99% higher loads, and are more than 100% smoother than other ceramic balls typically used on the market. Included with the bottom bracket are dustcovers, special grease for maintenance, and a sticker sheet.
Big Apple Buddy is a shopping service based in New York. We're here to help you buy products from the USA that you can't get in your own country. Our service will help you source items from the USA and ship them to your international address. We've partnered with FedEx to offer fast and reliable shipping to over 100 countries worldwide. Some of the countries we ship to can be found below.
Phillis and her team were so prompt (email replies within hours) professional, and most importantly I received exactly what I ordered, exactly when they said I would.....with a personalized note inside my package from Phillis. LOVELY TOUCH!View
Big Apple Buddy is a professional company and doing business with them is an absolute pleasure. I tried it from South Africa and thanks to Phillis Chan and her team, I enjoyed the purchasing process just as much as the product I purchased.View
Thank you so much to Big Apple Buddy for the super great purchasing experience! Phillis was very prompt and helpful, updating me via emails all the way from quote to delivery to Singapore. It's like having a personal friend in the US!View
AS FEATURED IN
Have a question or want to add items to your order?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All items are purchased from official retailers to ensure authenticity. Orders are trackable & include shipping insurance.
We currently accept all major debit and credit cards via PayPal. All website payments are secured by Stripe.