Shimano XT/SLX HTII bottom bracket review

Hollowtech refined

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £35.00 RRP | USD $57.54
Shimano XT/SLX HTII Bottom Bracket

Our review

Well priced and improved Hollowtech choice
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We’re not sure what exactly Shimano have done, as they won’t tell us, but there’s no doubt that recent HollowTech II bottom brackets are lasting far better than previous ones – the current versions are now regularly lasting more than six months of hard use.

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This puts them way ahead of Race Face and non-compatible but competing Truvativ and FSA units. Recent Shimano price upheavals have stabilised at a reasonable level too, so you’d have to be a high-mileage hooligan to justify anything more expensive than XT/SLX.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, XT/SLX HTII BB (09)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Shimano

Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 88