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180mm cranks(2 posts)

180mm cranksmaddog
Dec 8, 2003 6:48 AM
Having an 37" inseam, I think I should bump up from 175 to 180mm cranks on the new "do-all" bike I am building. Problem is, it's hard to find a 180mm "beater" crankset. Any ideas on where to find a relatively inexpensive (< $150) triple crankset. Another possibility instead of using the triple is using a cross setup. Thanks, in advance, for any ideas.
re: 180mm cranksfallzboater
Dec 8, 2003 8:17 PM
I've got a 38"+ inseam and use 180s exclusively.

There's a $100 Dura Ace double crank (square-taper) in the classifieds right now. Watch MTBR classifieds for triples.

As far as new road cranks go, the only ones I know of that are not way too expensive (around $200) are 9-speed Dura Ace, Record Aluminum, and Truvativ Rolleur (all double). I think there are a couple of more expensive possibilities. XT and XTR tiples are available in 180mm, but only in the latest, most expensive models, according to the 2004 Shimano info. I think you can get a TA 110 BCD double in 180mm, but I believe they're pricey and heavy.

I bit the bullet and ordered a new 180mm Dura Ace 10 crank, but I'm not sure how long it'll take to get it. I'm using an old Mavic 631 crank now, which is fairly heavy and flexy.

-David