Dear bike industry, I am sorry for whatever we did to deserve Press Fit

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon has been a lover of riding bikes in dirt for well over half of his life now. After stints working in bike shops, spannering bikes and guiding people down Alpine mountains, he found his way into the mountain bike media and he's been there ever since, having edited websites and magazines. He now heads up the whole shebang at off-road.cc. He like messing about with tyres, tweaking suspension and generally playing with anything cool, new and techy. When it comes to riding, he likes steep and technical descents and big days out with friends, getting away from it all. Drop bars or risers - it's all good... 

5 comments

2 months 6 days ago

It would stop me buying a bike. "speak with your feet / wallet", I'm sure there's a saying in there somewhere.....

2 months 6 days ago

Upmountains - Is that the same as when you are in the doctors 'asking advice for a friend' ?!

2 months 6 days ago

So, did you all notice that the new Kona Process G2 has a press fit BB - will you be raving about it so much now? #devilisinthedetail

2 months 6 days ago

Creaks can destroy a person or their relationship with a bike. Not bottom bracket related but I know someone that once filled their Commencal frame with expandifoam in an effort to prevent cable rattle, shame they forgot to thread the rear brake hose through an outer hose first...... that stuff sticks. 

2 months 1 week ago

Well said that man. Room 101 for press fit BB's
You cannot get them in colours and they put you off riding your bike and maybe even stop your friends from giving you a call to ride with them. Creak CREAK creak CREAK