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Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circle(14 posts)

Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circleridewt
Dec 18, 2003 11:20 AM
I'm interested in using a "compact" crankset, like the FSA, with a 110 bolt ring, so that I could use a chainring as small as 34. FSA says they have rings ranging from 34 to 52. The advantage to me is that I wouldn't have to go to a triple for extremely hilly rides.

My question: is there a less expensive option than a FSA carbon crank to use for Campy 10? The FSA is over $300 and I've seen some TA cranks on Peter White's website but they are pricey too. I'm looking for Chorus level quality but would go lower quality and use on my back-up bike if necessary. Seems like this is the wave of the future but not many options yet.
re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circlewily in pacifica
Dec 18, 2003 11:37 AM
OK, I may be wrong but I think this can work and it gives you many options.

There are a lot of MT bike triple crank sets that are 110/74. My plan was to look for a set of RaceFace Next cranks which not only are carbon but come in many different colors. I think they come in something like 46/34/24. Just take the 24 off and trade the 46 for a 50 and it will be way less than $300. Especially since you can find them on Ebay brand new. The trick will be the compatibility with your BB. I realize it was originally designed for a triple set up but if I use a BB designed for a double crank would it make a difference?

Plaus you can look for even less expensive 110/74 crank sets.

re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circlegtx
Dec 18, 2003 12:13 PM
Ritchey used to offer a 110 road crank (I think his new ones went back to 130). I have a new set I bought when Excel was blowing them out--they'll go on my next cross bike. Very high quality cold forged crank with low q factor made by Sugino, and they work with a 107 width bb spindle. Rivendell had some at one point but I suspect they sold out--you might watch eBay for them. If you go with a triple mtb crank and just remove the inner c-ring as recommended above I think you'll end up a with rather large q factor. Plus I imagine there would be bb width and chainline issues to be sorted out.
re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circlewily in pacifica
Dec 18, 2003 12:32 PM

If you use a triple crank, take off the inner ring, and use a narrower BB I think the Q factor would not be an issue. Again, I have not done it yet but this would be my first option since I would get more crank choices for less.

Bu I stil think the worst it could be is the same as it would be if you were using it as a triple crank set.

Willy in Pacifica
re: yes..jrm
Dec 18, 2003 12:15 PM
TA specialities, Stronglight and Siguno make 110BCM road cranksets. But to the best of my current knowledge they only work with a sqaure tapered BB.

Ritchey is introducing a 110 BCM road crankset due out in the next coupla months. Retail is around $160 and its compatible with the shimano E type BB. Im waiting for the ritchey.
Was gonna recommend Ritchey as well.swvegg
Dec 18, 2003 2:36 PM
Compatible with Campy 10?ridewt
Dec 19, 2003 8:09 AM
Will these cranksets come with rings that will work with Campy 10?
no problem...C-40
Dec 19, 2003 9:03 AM
Cranks intended to work with Shimano 9 work fine with Campy 10. There is no difference in the chainring width and the spacing is within a small fraction of a millimeter.
re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circleJerryZ
Dec 18, 2003 1:17 PM
I talked to FSA on the phone recently and they told me they will have an alloy version of the Compact by spring. It will be significantly less expensive so I am told.
I was about to tell y'all about the alloy FSAs... nmMShaw
Dec 21, 2003 10:43 AM
re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circleArnold Zefal
Dec 18, 2003 3:10 PM
Just went through this for my cross bike. Really did not want to spend the bucks but I ended up getting a new set of FSA's on ebay for $257. Didn't think I would win, but oh well it's done. has good deal on the Stronglight's, which are nice but only come in 170mm length. The Ritchey's do look like the way to go if you can wait. I was going to until I got an itchy ebay trigger finger.
$85.00 Sugino at Rivendell...........stephenb
Dec 18, 2003 8:34 PM
2nd on the Suginodavidcuttler
Dec 19, 2003 10:00 PM
I purchased a Sugino 46-34 from Rivindell along with a 107mm bottom bracket for my Fuji Team It works very well.
re: Compact Crankset Question - 110 bolt circleeflayer2
Dec 19, 2003 11:08 AM
A number of companies have announced new 110 bcd compact road cranks for 2004. These will be alloy rather than carbon. The companies I know of are Ritchey, FSA, Sugino, and TA.

Ritchey has emailed me and said to expect their new one around the first of year. Nice photo on website under new products.