Hope Ceramic bottom bracket review

Fit-and-forget BB

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £92.98 RRP | USD $174.99
Hope Ceramic Bottom Bracket

Our review

These aren’t cheap, but they’re the nearest thing to a fit-and-forget BB that you can buy right now
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We got one of Hope’s first production ceramic bottom brackets over a year ago. The great news is that after all that time it’s still going strong, despite constant use and absolutely no attention. 


We did hear of one over in the Pennines that needed a clean-up after a month, but that’s been fine ever since. It looks as though their unique labyrinth seals, direct mount INA bearings and alloy sleeved design work.


The downside? Hope’s bottom bracket is pretty expensive at almost £100 and slightly heavier than other ceramic sets.

Product Specifications


Name Bottom Bracket Ceramic
Brand Hope Technology

Description Hope Bottom Bracket Ceramic
Weight (g) 109
Available Colours Black Blue Gold Red Silver
Material Aluminium
Bracket Type External Bearing
Fits Shell Width 68/73mm 83mm
Cup Compatability Saint Shimano Ultegra Shimano XT Shimano XTR
Seals Labyrinth