Race Face Diabolus X-Type bottom bracket review

Great if you've got a BB-clamped chainguide

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £39.95 RRP | USD $58.08
Raceface Diabolus X-Type Bottom Bracket

Our review

Extra secure but a short life makes them suited to big impact merchants, not big mileage masochists
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Designed specifically for downhill/freeride duties, the Diabolus bottom bracket features deep cups for extra security. 

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This makes it particularly suitable for bikes using a bottom bracket-clamped chainguide, without adding significant weight. It’s compatible with Shimano and FSA too.

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The downside is that Race Face bottom brackets fail faster than any other big name bearings. A tight bearing-to-axle fit makes them easy to damage and susceptible when removing/installing cranks.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Diabolus X-Type Bottom Bracket
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Race Face

Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Gold
Material Material, 2, 0, Material, CNC Machined Forged
Bracket Type Bracket Type, 2, 0, Bracket Type, External Bearing