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Customer reviews for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit

Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit

Overall rating:
3.75 / 5
3.8
 / 
5
(4 reviews) 4
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Rating breakdown 4 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer questions and answers:
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Customer reviews for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit
Review 1 for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Kadir
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

great bearings

PostedMay 24, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Fitted the bearings ,, smooth as you would expect from Campagnolo.
all good , pray for sun!
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Review 2 for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit
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3 / 5
3 / 5
ROOG
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Ok for a set of bearings!

PostedJuly 30, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Cons: Poor quality, Expensive
Campags, ultratorque system uses press fit bearings, easy to remove and fit if you have a suitable bearing puller and drift, park tools do a set.
As far as I can see these bearing fit all ultratorque cranks, mine didnt last long, 2500 miles.
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Review 3 for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dunc
from Larbert, Scotland
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male

Cheapest I could find on the web

PostedDecember 14, 2009
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value
Just goes to show it's worth comparing. Evans were cheapest for these bearings and they arrived very promptly, well done Evans.
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Review 4 for Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearing Kit
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Marsden
from Brighton
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Install with care (and difficulty!)

PostedDecember 10, 2009
Yes, I recommend this product.
This is my 2nd repacement set so I'm now on my third bearing set in 2 years. After the first set wore out prematurely, I had the BB shell faced (essential) and crudely installed the replacement which I'm sure reduced their life. Removal of old bearings and installation of new isn't the easiest in the world as the bearing is a press-fit onto each crank/half-shaft assembly.
After removing from bike and removing chainrings I did it as follows:
Once you've removed the old bearings (I used a punch, hammer, opposing blows and patience), the new bearings need to be pressed in place. Make sure you apply the pressing force to the inner (smaller diameter) race only and not the outer as otherwise you'll knacker the bearing (hence why I'm on my 3rd set...). After sliding the new bearing on as far is it'll go, dismantle one of the old bearings and slide the old inner race onto the crank half-shaft so it sits against the new bearing's inner race. Then, place an appropriately sized deep socket (26mm? ) over the half-shaft so it'll push against the old inner race only, and use a 6inch g-clamp to press the bearing home - it shouldnt take much effort. Remove old inner race.
I wouldn't recommend trying to use a hammer and punch to tap the inner race home - I did start to try it, but it didn't feel like the best way to do it without causing damage.
Another point is to make sure you install the new seals properly before installing the bearings - they locate in a little groove on each crank. After installing the seals, and before installing the bearing, I packed a load of grease on top of the seal so once the bearing was pressed in palce, the space between bearing and seal was filled with grease, providing additional protection from water penetration (I've found the seal assembly to not be very water-tight!).
Finally, I think the red side of the bearing should face outwards (it looks better sealed than the other sides clear plastic face), but I couldn't find any information to confirm that.
Good luck! - it is a bit of a fiddle to be honest, so unless you have the inclination and the appropriate tools, you'll probably find it easier, cheaper and end up with a better result if just taken to a (good) bike shop for the to do.
Cheers.
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