SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

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klegg68
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SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

Postby klegg68 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 20:12 pm

Hi, I am riding a SRAM Red 53/39 (GXP) chainset but want to change it to a compact temporarily for a trip I am planning, question, is can I simply change the inner chainring, or do I need to buy a need chainset. If so are there SRAM GXP products out there.

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philthy3
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Re: SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

Postby philthy3 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 06:56 am

If it's temporary why does it need to be Red? Buy any of the cheaper SRAM cranksets in compact format and save yourself a heap of money. They're all out there in GXP standard. I recently picked up a Red/Black compact crankset at a very reduced price from Wiggle but I use a compact anyway. Rival and Force should work fine with the Red FD, but I'm not sure about Apex. Can't see why it wouldn't though.
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Re: SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

Postby Bozman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 07:07 am

If you do want to spend a bit buy the Sram Red Black compact, i got GXP one for £189 the other wk.

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Re: SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

Postby sungod » Sat Oct 27, 2012 08:00 am

the 53/39 spider is 130bcd, you cannot fit compact rings on it, they need a 110bcd spider

what cassette are you using? if you are currently using an xx-25 cassette, you could fit an xx-28, the 39/28 combination will be only 2% harder than a 34/25

otherwise, look for bargains on a compact
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klegg68
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Re: SRAM Red: 59/39 to compact

Postby klegg68 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 16:19 pm

hi everyone,

many thanks for the replies. Think its going to be a force/rival chainset. Seems like the best solution.

thanks


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