Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

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Barrzy257
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Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby Barrzy257 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04 am

Currently have a sram rival crank with 53/39 now I've decided to drop down to 50/34 as this much better suites my riding, but do I just buy some new chainrings or a whole cranksets? Was looking at something like the sram Red, or FSA SL-K? Any opinions welcome!

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:08 am

You need a new chainset, compact rings won't fit a standard chainset. Buy the one above the bottom of the range, that typically is good enough, whatever that is for SRAM

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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby Bozman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 am

I've got an FSA slk light on one bike and Sram Red/black on another and i can't fault either, i also used an SLK light chainset before the Sram Red chainset and that did thousands of faultless miles, the megaexo BB was fine too.

I happen to have a new Sram red/black compact chainset that is available after a project was shelved.

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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby chanjy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:57 am

Rival is the stiffest crankset SRAM make (not the lightest though)... the carbon is just bling.

The SRAM Red/Black above will go well colour scheme-wise with Rival though.

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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby Barrzy257 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:22 pm

Thanks for the input, no other recommendations? Think these were about right for what I was looking for.

Bozman What you looking for the Sram Red crankset then? Was going to wait until earlier next year, but for the right price seine may have to have a handmade Xmas present instead...

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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby Bozman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 14:04 pm

Barrzy257 wrote:Thanks for the input, no other recommendations? Think these were about right for what I was looking for.

Bozman What you looking for the Sram Red crankset then? Was going to wait until earlier next year, but for the right price seine may have to have a handmade Xmas present instead...


Are you after BB30 or gxp bb because it's a gxp. PM me if you are seriously interested.

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Re: Worthwhile crankset upgrade?

Postby Barrzy257 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:00 pm

Gxp, I'll inbox you now buddy


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