Tifosi Tifosi Campagnolo Fit Bottom Bracket
Much cheaper than Campag but performs very well very reliable
03 March 2016
Terrible. Don't cut corners, buy campagnolo
i have had several of these and they have all failed pretty quickly. The Bearings become rough after a few hundred miles. Stick to record or chorus, it is cheaper in the long run. A shame, it shouldn't be hard to produce a reliable bb.
22 September 2015
I bought this to replace a crumbling campagnolo chorus bottom bracket, it's light and looks lovely but it's weakness is the softness of the cups, the aluminium drive side seemed soft. I cannot fault the bearings though and it runs smoothly.
Overall a great alternative and less than half the price of a campagnolo.
11 August 2015
NOT ISO BUT WORKED FOR ME
After seeing a number of reviews saying this is not ISO but smaller than JIS, I thought I'd take a chance using it on vintage Super Record Strada cranks, which apparently had their own proprietary taper somewhere in the middle . Happy to say it worked perfectly and I got a spot on chainline. As these are old cranks cant say if it will work for everyone as the tapers wear over time but it works for me. Its not asymmetric like the original Super Record bb but they had a narrow q-factor anyway so not a problem, just brings the non drive side arm out a bit as well.
So just to confirm despite what Wiggle say these are definitely NOT ISO - to test this I put the same cranks on a new Campag Veloce ISO bottom bracket and they went much further on the spindle before even tightening the bolts. Had I wanted ISO i'd have been disspaopinted andd left with a useless product. So if you're looking for Campag ISO compatability I'd stick to Campag bb's.
Looks good, lightwieght and running smoothly, will see how it lasts
15 July 2015
bearings shot after a few months
i DIDN'T buy this bb from wiggle and i cant remember who i did get it from!!! anyway noticed quite a lot of play early on after purchase and sent it back to retailer.. they blamed my 2nd had campy chorus chainset as they said the tapers were worn as there were uneven contact marks on the axle/spindle and wouldnt replace said item....i wrapped ptfe tape round the tapers as suggested by retailers but you can blatantly see a few mm movement laterally where both cranks move at the same time!! i guess 3 of these would equate to a campy chorus bb and fitting tool!!! ok if you like chucking stuff away!
10 July 2015
Good value, and a good substitute for campagnolo, easy to fit
22 April 2015
This is a good substitute for the real thing
I bought this to build up some old Campagnolo components on a frame I had run across. It gets the job done well and I haven't had a problem yet. I have been giving it a thrashing too.
04 April 2015
Excellent affordable option for your old, steel bike running Campy.
28 March 2015
Good Value 3rd Party Replacement Unit
Replacement for my worn original Veloce BB on a Ribble 7005 Audax machine. English (BSA) threaded with taper for crank arms.
Item fitted well, is lighter than the item being replaced and seems to have done the job. Can't comment on long term but will be subjected to lowish mileage in next few years of service so should be fine.
Most interesting part was the Shimano compatible spline used to tighten the BB onto frame given this was a replacement for a Campagnolo unit. Not an issue for me as I have Shimano and Campag tools for the job already and this fact has no bearing on the actual functionality.
Plenty of YouTube articles on replacing such units should you need help. Found mine was easy to replace once I had got the cranks off the taper using a long handled dedicated tool rather than trying to do it with spanners and a cheaper and more fiddly multi-piece removal tool I already had lying around in my bike toolbox.
26 September 2014
Campy fit, shimano tool?
Seems to be an excellent bottom bracket that fitted easily and is as smooth as you like. Oddly, although Campy fit, the tool required is a Shimano style one. Old school Campagnolo Record Crankset fitted perfectly. The addition of the bolts is also a bonus as the cheaper Miche BB does not come with them.
18 May 2014
Is very well made
This is a very well made product, and once I got it fitted has performed as it should. I had a chorus b/b in bike before which fitted and screwed in easily, but on replacing with this one the chainring side screwed in perfectly but the other cup was very tight and refused to go in flush with frame. I damage the spline with the tool that kept slipping. I found that the yellow thread stop was too thick and this had caused the jamming. After removing and cleaning I did manage to get it to fit but still tight. So suggest you get to threads on frame re-cut at the cycle shop first. The b/b now runs very smoothly and with the carbon body looks like the record b/b . So hope I have many years of service
03 April 2014
Note: Shimano tool required!
My initial impression of this bottom bracket is positive, but final assessment must depend on its performance over time. I'm prompted to write this review because, although the BB is "Campag fit", you need a Shimano tool to fit it into your frame. Any prospective buyer who is replacing a Campag BB and is tooled up exclusively for Campag should bear in mind that the price of a Shimano tool needs to be offset against what you save by not buying an authentic Campag product.
03 February 2014
Seems very good quality and value...
Nice quality for the money, barings seem excellent, have installed and will update on longevity, hence too soon to say on performance. Great replacement for impossible to sort Campag original. If lasts 80% as long as Campag this will be a great product. Arrived as promised from Wiggle next day service, now a firm convert to Wiggle!
28 October 2013
Exactly the same as the Token BB but more expensive.
07 October 2013
My winter bike has the 'old type' Campag bottom bracket and with it being used mainly in the wet didn't really want to spend full price on Campag. This bottom bracket is a perfect fit and I cannot tell the original from this now it's on the bike. Since fitting I have ridden the bike a few hundred miles with no problems at all. Good solid product. Recommended.
12 July 2013
great replacement for older campy bottom brackets. firm & smooth
02 May 2013
Bought one of these around August (2012) . It 's now January (2013) and the bearings are knackered. I bought this as it is (was) cheap and thought I was being clever by taking note of the two bearing numbers which are both the same. However I've now found out they are a propriety type 6002Rs-16. The 16 being the problem. I've since ordered a TA Axix bb. It's a lot more expensive but the bearings are replaceable.
So at this cheap price it's worth it if you don't need it for long.
I hate the throw away attitude of these companies. It's a bit late since these have been round many years but I won't recommend it simply because you're going to throw away an entire bottom bracket when the bearings wear out.
24 January 2013
The product is as expected. I have not run it yet however it installed very easily.
21 January 2013
no problems, nice q-factor (tight), great price...
24 September 2012
Good replacement part
Bought this as a replacement for Campag Centaur BB as I hoped the lugs for fitting and removing might be more robust. So far so good.
It seems to be smooth enough and a good replacement at an excellent price.
Can't comment on longevity but at this price, if it lasts half as long it's good value.
11 September 2012
Quality product,excellent value
A very smooth spinning accurately manufactured bottom bracket at a very good price!
26 July 2012
Too good to be true?
I wanted this BB to replace an exhausted Campagnolo Record BB; although I have only just started running this Tifosi replacement I can't tell the difference. Its a fraction of the Campagnolo price too. Please note you need a Shimano BB cup tool to fit this (i.e. not a Campagnolo tool)
11 April 2012
Fitted first time, although it was quite a tight fit, and i didn't even have to adjust the gears. This bottom bracket is very light and felt silky smooth to turn. Great product and a great price, would recommend to anyone!
19 March 2012
Suitable Campag Alternative
I bought this as I had some problems getting a campag Veloce BB in the correct size. The bearing felt silky smooth out of the box and it seems to work well. It looks like the cartridge bearings are replaceable which is good.
After fitting it did take a slight readjustment of the front mech to get shifting back. It definitely measures the right size but the crank must pull slightly further onto the axle.
12 October 2011