Fresh Goods from Wheels Manufacturing – Campagnolo BB Adapters, Budget PFBB30 & Prototype Hubs!
Wheels Manufacturing is quickly becoming one of the go-to brands for making whatever crankset you’ve got work with whatever bike you’re riding…or letting you upgrade/change cranksets without fear of compatibility. Their new goods shown here expand your options further.
Above, the new PressFit 30 bottom bracket is designed to be an affordable but durable option. For $50, you get a Delrin housing turned in-house and packed with ABEC 5 bearings and low friction machined dust covers. Weight for the whole package is just 86g.
New-ish Campagnolo Ultra Torque adapter cups let you use Campy’s top cranksets on a PF30 or BB30 frame without having to pull the bearings off the crank arm. The built-in recess holds Campagnolo’s bearings, so you keep your CULT following intact. For Specialized frames that use a 61mm BB shell width designed around their own cranks, there’s a 3.5mm spacer to get it out to a standard 68mm width. Put one on each side then insert their adapters to run cranks from SRAM, Shimano or Campy.
Their adapter cups are made of Delrin, which they say is extremely durable and much quieter than alloy cups and adapters.
Speaking of Campy hacks, they can take your Shimano or non-Power Dome SRAM cassette and respace the cogs to work with Campagnolo shifters.
These prototype hubs were shown but no additional info was given. They felt reasonably light and looked great in person. More on these coming soon.