SOC14: Enduro Shows Off PressFit BB Installation/Removal Tools
With new bottom bracket standards comes new tools in order to service them properly. We won’t say that all of the issues that face PressFit bottom brackets are due to improper installation, but it’s more than likely it is sometimes the case. In order to make the installation and removal process as easy as possible, Enduro has updated their BB30 tool to now include PF30, as well as introduced a smaller version for BB86/90/and 92.
The Enduro BRT-002 and BRT-003 are truly a one-tool-does-all kind of thing when it comes to bottom bracket maintenance. The BRT-002 works with BB30, PF30, BBright, BB386, and BSA30 and with the exception of BSA30 can remove and install the bearings and cups of all. Depending on the bottom bracket you will wither use the expanding collet or bearing drifts to press the bottom bracket or bearings into the frame.
The tool centers around a fine thread 8mm allen bolt for easy, controlled installation. The allen bolt also means you can use a wrench when working on a stubborn BB.
Removal of the bearings or BB is just as easy, with the design of the tool such that it won’t damage the frame. The BRT-003 is the same tool, just designed for the smaller BB86/90/92 bottom brackets. BRT-002s retail for $199.00, while the BRT-003 is $150.00, both tools are made for Enduro by Sonny’s Bicycle Tools in California.
Enduro has a few other projects in the works, but one that will hit the stores soon is their new packaging. Order one of their awesome XD-15 bottom brackets and instead of it shipping in a box that will just be thrown away, Enduro is utilizing their brown bag Koozys. Two koozys make up a box, and then can be used to keep your favorite beverage cold, or easily recycled.