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Is this a joke?(14 posts)

Is this a joke?str8dum1
Feb 25, 2002 9:21 AM
http://www.excelsports.com/item.asp?description=Pro+Team+Issue+Crankset&vendorCode=FSA

380$ for cranks that are 10g HEAVIER than stock $170 DA 7701 (564g) cranks? (FYI: dealer cost is 280$ so if you want a pair go in a haggle with your LBS!!!)

even if 575g was WITH crank bolts that would only make them 25g lighter than DA.

However, I hope many Freds and masters buy em so FSA and other companies can keep sponsoring regional teams!
re: Is this a joke?TJeanloz
Feb 25, 2002 9:59 AM
I don't know anybody who's ever had a D.A. crank weigh 564. Damon Rinard lists them at anywhere from 581g to 628g. The old FSA is listed at 548g, and I'd presume the new one is lighter- so maybe Excel's number is off?
You can't put a value on art.TSlothrop
Feb 25, 2002 10:20 AM
....or crap for that matter. (nm)grzy
Feb 25, 2002 11:58 AM
my DA 7701 set weighs 564gstr8dum1
Feb 26, 2002 8:05 AM
right arm w/ spider = 239.0g
left arm = 184.4g
5 CRB= 8.5g
53t CR = 91.1g
39 t CR = 41.5g
= 564.5

DA crank bolts = 32.9g (not included in any crankset arm weights)
Why is one a "fred" for buying a high end part?g-money
Feb 25, 2002 11:19 AM
I quess I'm a 'fred' because I run ksyrium sl's and dura ace. Fred it is...
you're not...merckx56
Feb 25, 2002 1:08 PM
don't listen to him. he sandbags in races and posts in the tri forum. probably rides his aerobars in the group too!
if you've got the $. buy what you want!
If Dura Ace and K's make you a FRED, i'm in the club!James
Feb 26, 2002 12:28 AM
If Dura Ace and K's make you a FRED, i'm in the club!merckx56
Feb 26, 2002 7:38 AM
me too! that's why i made the post. a lot of guys in pro 1,2 races are freds too!
They might work betterpmf1
Feb 25, 2002 12:22 PM
Lightness isn't everything. Perhaps they are much stiffer.

Using your metric, I'm an idiot for using $250 Time pedals when I can get Speedplays that weigh much less for half the price. Guess that's why all those slow euro racers are using Time pedals.
They might work betterEric16
Feb 25, 2002 4:29 PM
Well, the euro's probably mainly use those because that's what they learned on, are used to, and aren't about to change...still I'm with ya, I love my slightly heavier Looks over those stupid speedplays!
Euro's want the big platformPaul
Feb 27, 2002 7:27 AM
I don't think it's culture, but rather the big platofrm that matters to the pros. I read that is what caused Shimano to go to SPD-R (pros complained of hot spots). Lance uses old, heavy Shimano/Look type platforms. Let's face it, if you have the engine, a few ounces more of pedal isn't going to matter. Personally, I wouldn't trade my SPD's for any of them. And that's what really counts, what you like.
Dealer Costsjason in nh
Feb 25, 2002 5:18 PM
Why are you posting dealer costs? Like it isn't hard enough for the lbs to make a dime without people going in knowing what we get it for and wanting it very close to that? Come on give them a break, they are so worth it
He's obviously stuck on that "free speech" thingCrankist
Feb 27, 2002 11:04 AM