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Carbon cranks ? They sure look cool!(5 posts)

Carbon cranks ? They sure look cool!the bull
Feb 18, 2003 9:40 AM
Anyone ride thoes new campy carbon cranks?
Do they feel stiff ? Are they stiffer than alloy cranks?

I know there light and very expensive.
I was thinking they would absorb some road shock.
Just gotta have'em dont you?Ambishawn
Feb 20, 2003 10:04 PM
They would be the Bomb on a Look with Zipp 404's and Cinelli Ram Bar/Stem combo. You sure NASA hasen't brainwashed you? Ha Ha.
aluminum would look cool if it were novelDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 7:37 AM
I think carbon only looks cool mainly because it's the new thing. If everything were carbon for the last 50 years, and aluminum were new, it would look cool.

Carbon components alone don't absorb shock, but damp vibration a tiny bit.

Doug
I "think" it would make me a stronger rider!the bull
Feb 22, 2003 2:05 PM
Sometimes when I get new stuff I "feel" faster.

It's what I call LDF (Look Down Factor)

I do spend alot of time in the saddle
New toys are fun

But the stuff I got now works just fine
Get em if you can afford themAmbishawn
Feb 22, 2003 9:21 PM
I hate it when people say, what a waste of money. You only live once so go for if you can afford it. The FSA cranks are actually pretty affordable. Id consider them but I'm trying to avoid a teched-out look on my bike. The cost makes it easy to pass up on. I think they would make a bike feel more resoponsive due to the stiffness and lower rotational mass of the cranks. Personally a nice set of wheels would be a better investment IMO.
Shawn