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Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?(8 posts)

Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?JBF
Feb 2, 2004 2:36 PM
I am interested in trying a compact crank with a 110mm bolt circle. Who makes them other than the high priced FSA model and the old TA cranks that are out of production?

I have concidered a mountain bike crank with 110mm bolt circle, but they are very hard to find with anything except 175mm arms.

I have seen some manufacturers claim they will have them in their catalog for next year, but nobody can deliver one.
Got my Sugino from Rivendell; cheap and works fineCory
Feb 2, 2004 5:19 PM
I think the model is XD, a triple. I'm running 46-36-26 rings, and it's just about perfect for me. They also had a Ritchey compact double, I think a 44-34 or so, that I would have bought if I didn't like that granny. Stock is sometimes iffy. Check www.rivbike.com
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?edmundtan
Feb 2, 2004 5:44 PM
If you looking for a compact double crankset, I found these few manufacturers that offer them:

1. Stronglight
2. FSA
3. Ritchey Logic
4. Ofmega
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?HENRY K
Feb 3, 2004 3:57 PM
The FSA is not expensive if you don't get the Carbon Fiber.
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?eflayer2
Feb 3, 2004 8:18 PM
TA available from Peter White. Ritchey, Sugino, FSA are all supposed to have alloy versions for sale in the next few weeks/months. For about $120, Andrew Muzi at Yellow Jersey is selling a very nice Sugino XD Deluxe triple 110. He shaves off the granny tabs and turns it into a perfectly nice looking, great working double crank. I have one of these installed on my new bike with 105 double front d and DA rear d and it works flawlessly. No more triples for me.
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?breadrunner
Feb 6, 2004 2:15 PM
Do any of the compacts you mentioned use Octalink? Hate to toss my new DA BB.
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?breadrunner
Feb 6, 2004 2:22 PM
Another question, if I want 50-36 rings, will they be the "ramped and pinned" design that I hear work so much better? Will they be available?
re: Compact Cranksets - Who makes them?eflayer2
Feb 7, 2004 7:54 PM
My understanding is that the Ritchey and the Sugino and the FSA alloy will all be Octalink. My Sugino 48 only has pins and no ramps and it shifts flawlessly. On my 48/34 you have to remember the jump is 14 teeth, so I think no matter what, the shift is a big jump and won't be quite as slick as going from 39 to 50. I'm not a racer, so ultra slick is not as impt to me. According to the Ritchey stuff I have read it will have both ramps and pins. You don't need the small ring to have ramps or pins because they only effect shifting when going up and you won't be going up to your 36, only down.