BB30 Crankset options on a budget

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njroadie
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by njroadie

I have been scouring the web searching for crankset options for a BB30 Caad10, but on a budget. The crankset that comes with the bike is a SRAM Force in 175, and I ride 172.5. I am leaning toward getting another set of Force cranks. However, if there are other options I would love to hear about them.

While Cannondale SISL would be great, they are outside my budget. It looks like I can get Force cranks for $250, and I would like to stay in that ballpark. However, if I could spend a little more to get something better, that would be great.

Thanks for the help! :D

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Nothing wrong with force!

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by tranzformer

If you are open to used, you can get a Hollowgram SI for around $300-350 depending on condition. Seems like the best bet based on your budget. If you want new, go with Force.

bones
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by bones

yeah, but look out. BB30 bottom brackets and cranks are notorious for unresolved creaking issues. And there is no way to tell if you are going to get a frame that is susceptible to the creaking noise.

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bones wrote:yeah, but look out. BB30 bottom brackets and cranks are notorious for unresolved creaking issues. And there is no way to tell if you are going to get a frame that is susceptible to the creaking noise.


9,000 miles on my BB30 frame with no noise and going strong. :noidea:
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No good offer refused!

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by aaric

the older SRAM red's in BB30 seem to be going pretty cheap these days...

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by bones

53x12 wrote:
bones wrote:yeah, but look out. BB30 bottom brackets and cranks are notorious for unresolved creaking issues. And there is no way to tell if you are going to get a frame that is susceptible to the creaking noise.


9,000 miles on my BB30 frame with no noise and going strong. :noidea:



Go to Google. Type in "BB30 creaking issues". Read the tons of info from other users all across different forums. Now you don't have to play so innocent.

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bones wrote:

Go to Google. Type in "BB30 creaking issues". Read the tons of info from other users all across different forums. Now you don't have to play so innocent.



No need to go personal. I was just making a statement by my experience to refute your experience. Go to google and type in "BB86 creaking" "BB90 creaking" "English threaded creaking" ...etc. An improperly setup crank/bb will have issues. A properly setup will not from my experience. YMMV.


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No good offer refused!


No offense but FSA probably isn't going to offer as much bang for the buck compared to a SRAM setup.
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by literider

+1 for SRAM Red Black.

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by BeeBee30

Specialised carbon BB30 cranks(Lightning designed/manufactured?) are great bang for buck, nearly as light as Holograms if not as light and they seem to pop up quite often on Ebay, fitted a set to my mates SuperSix a few months ago, he loves 'em :D
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by tranzformer

^ That just seems wrong on so many different levels. :mrgreen:

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jimh
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by jimh

yeah - Specialized on a Cannondale ???!!!

You better remove the logo on those cranks before some people round here brains explode :lol:

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