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Non-Carbon Octalink 50/36 Crank(9 posts)

Non-Carbon Octalink 50/36 Crankbreadrunner
Jan 25, 2004 10:11 AM
Anyone know where such a part can be purchased for my Roadie? Or why I shouldn't?
re: Non-Carbon Octalink 50/36 CrankJerryZ
Jan 25, 2004 10:23 AM
FSA is soon coming out with an alloy compact crankset which should come in both octalink and ISIS. I think the standard setup will be the same as their carbon model-50/34. I recently got the carbon one, but haven't hit the road yet to see how it performs being I'm currently in the icebox in Maine. I think it's going to work great for me. Good luck.
You can go down to a 38 on a standard 130mm...TFerguson
Jan 25, 2004 11:24 AM
Is the 36 that important?

You can go down to a 38 on a standard 130mm...breadrunner
Jan 25, 2004 1:18 PM
36 because I want two more years before I have to have a 34 or a triple. The compact design can ease me into semi-retirement.
re: Non-Carbon Compact Crankedmundtan
Jan 25, 2004 6:09 PM
Stronglight offer 2 alloy compact cranks, the Z Light Compact and the Impact Compact. However, the BB interface is not Octalink.

Check out this web site:
Rithcey WCS 110 V Crankjamesau
Jan 26, 2004 5:27 AM
Ritchey has one in the works. I emailed them; they said February availability and around $200.

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I thought of one but the gear charts show that half-shifting will be a pain (i.e. shift rings and you'll need to double or triple shift in the back to get the gear you want).

Consider a larger cassette?

Rithcey WCS 110 V Crankbreadrunner
Jan 26, 2004 10:57 AM
Already have a 12-27 cassette and was hoping to avoid changing the rear der to XT or XTR. I will check for the Ritchey next month, thanks. Maybe an older 110-74 crank would match up with some new 9-speed Salsa rings.
FSA 110 Crankjrm
Jan 26, 2004 3:17 PM
FSA will offer the energy compact 50/34T for $159. Its supposed to b available in 2/04.
They are availableFreshw00d
Jan 29, 2004 9:07 PM
Doug from FSA here.

We just started shipping these about a week ago. We are already sold out, but our distributors should have some to make available to dealers.

Energy cranks are hollow forged, Isis Drive, 34/50T and weigh 580 grams.