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Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £41.99 on Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket review we’re going to look at why it scores 8.6/10 in our review and why we recommend it over many of the other 208 products in the Bottom Brackets category. We’ve started by giving you a top level score for each of the key areas when it comes to reviewing these products, these scores include a quality score, price score, review score and an overall score.






Quality

9.4

Price

8.3

Reviews

8.2

Overall

8.6

 

Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket reviews

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Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket Specification

Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket specs

Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket
Feature 1

Oversize BB spindle – large 22mm diameter chrome-moly hollow pipe billet spindle reduces weight, increases strength and rigidity

Other Bottom Brackets found with this feature: 1

Feature 2

Octalink splined axle/crank arm interface – results in a more rigid crank assembly compared to square tapered spindle

Other Bottom Brackets found with this feature: 1

Feature 3

Maintenance-free sealed cartridge design prevents corrosion and is easy to install

Other Bottom Brackets found with this feature: 1

Feature 4

Aluminium adapter

Other Bottom Brackets found with this feature: 2

Feature 5

Average weight: 250g

Other Bottom Brackets found with this feature: 1

Spec 1

Colour: Silver

Other Bottom Brackets found with this spec: 1

Spec 2

Size: 70 x 118mm, 70 x 109mm, 68 x 109mm, 68 x 118mm

Other Bottom Brackets found with this spec: 1

Spec 3

Option: Italian Thread, English Thread

Other Bottom Brackets found with this spec: 1

Price

£41.99

Number of Reviews

38

Review Score

4.3 / 5

Average score in category: 4.1

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  • . Splined bottom bracket designed for use with Shimano road Octalink crankset Features: Oversize BB spindle – large 22mm diameter chrome-moly hollow pipe billet spindle reduces weight, increases strength and rigidity Octalink splined axle/crank arm interface – results in a more rigid crank assembly compared to square tapered spindle Maintenance-free sealed cartridge design prevents corrosion and is easy to install Aluminium adapter Average weight: 250gA 2 year warranty is offered with all Shimano products from Chain Reaction Cycles (3 years on Dura-Ace and XTR products) Buy Shimano Components from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
  • Product codes: 4524667134527
  • BB5500B09

No matter what type of bike product your buying, from the simple accessories through to the full setup of your custom built road bike, there are lots of important considerations that you should take into account, especially when you’re shopping online and unable to test the product first. This is especially true when you’re buying products like Bottom Brackets.

Our aim is simple, help you get the very best products for your budget. Whether that’s Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket or an alternative, we’ll do our best to find you unbiased, genuine customer reviews to help you make your decision. We’ve found 208 different products in the Bottom Brackets category at Chain Reaction Cycles and we’ve also managed to find 954 products from Shimano (although only 19 of the 954 are in the Bottom Brackets category).

Our first piece of advice is for you to spend some time really getting to know what it is you’re looking for. An important feature for one person might be totally pointless and irrelevant to you, so get a good idea of what you want and need from your Bottom Brackets. Note down this list of key features that your product must have, that way when you’re comparing alternatives you have a starting point to decide whether one product meets your needs or not.

Price is the next and probably one of the most important factors of a purchase, so it’s really worthwhile spending a bit of time analysing the price of Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket and seeing how it stacks up against those offered by different brands or even other alternatives from Shimano. Below we’re going to get into the detail of Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket to help you see how the prices stack up.

We start this price analysis by looking at the price you can expect to pay for Bottom Brackets. There are 208 different products available at Chain Reaction Cycles, and of those 208, the average price is £77.80. There’s quite a variance in price in this category too with the lowest priced product we found at £0.99 and most expensive was £315.99.

The next stage we went on to, was to look at the price of products from the brand: Shimano. The average price was £98.07 and we found that the price varies right from as little as £0.49 up to £2089.99 with Shimano products.

And finally we thought it would be good to give you an idea of Shimano products that appear specifically in the Bottom Brackets category. So you can see that the price of Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket at £41.99 is great value considering the average price of Shimano Bottom Brackets is £23.42 and the price varies from £10.19.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that we managed to find Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £41.99 which represents a £8.00 or 16% saving against RRP. If you think Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket ticks all of your boxes in terms of quality and features then it’s more than likely going to be a winner bearing in mind the price.

Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket Reviews

Reviews are obviously a key part of the buying process when buying any cycle gear, and that goes for Bottom Brackets too. Reading reviews if going to be the closest insight you get into how good Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket is, without actually trying or buying it. Over at Chain Reaction Cycles we managed to find 38 reviews scoring it 4.3 out of 5. That’s a great result considering the price and quality and the fact that it’s a product made by Shimano. In fact when you consider those points and combine it with the fact that the average review score in the Bottom Brackets category is 4.1 and the average score of products from Shimano is 4.4 it’s a steal. And actually, if you look specifically at products from Shimano in the Bottom Brackets category the average review score is 4.4.

That’s why you can see it was easy for us to give Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket such a high overall score of 8.6 / 10. It seems to have the perfect combination of features, quality and price making it a great all-rounder.

So our last piece of advice that we can offer is to take your time reading plenty of reviews now, you can see that there are 38 reviews for Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket which score it 4.3, so it’s really worth spending a few minutes reading through lots of these to see what the key advantages or dislikes are. It will really reassure you when you come to buying online.

If you do go on to buy Shimano 105 5500 Octalink Bottom Bracket or in fact any of the other Bottom Brackets, we would love to hear from you. Sharing your views will really help us to write more comprehensive reviews and we will share these thoughts with customers just like you that are looking to read reviews before they commit to buying.