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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:34 pm 
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I am currently riding a 2013 Giant TCR Advanced SL4, which came spec'd with an Ultegra 6700 53x39 crankset with BB86. I am looking to change the crankset, primarily to go to a 110bcd and most likely a 52x36 setup. I wouldn't rule out 50x34 though. Since I am changing out the crankset, I would naturally like to go lighter while maintaining a similar stiffness to what I currently have. Intended use is all around with an emphasis on criteriums, flat road races, and training. So far I keep coming back to Rotor, but I may be missing other alternatives.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:36 pm 
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What is your weight and price range? This will greatly influence relative stiffness and "bang for the buck" - teh Giant is BB30 or 86?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Red Exogram.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Currently has a BB86 bottom bracket, but I believe it can accept BB30 and other configurations.

My weight is 157 pounds/or about 71 kilos.

Budget ideally is $400, but that isn't fixed in stone.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Red Exogram. +1. Then just swap the chainrings for Stronglight CT2's or Praxis and save another 50 grams.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Red Exogram. $£/g on it is phenomenal ... obviously depending on what you have already, but from Ultegra you will lose 200g or more

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:21 pm 
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I would also say the Red Exogram. You can get a great price on eBay and then purchase some different/lighter chainrings.

I bought a compact 50/34 and some Extralite chainrings and fnd them stiff enough but I don't race just some quick group rides or solo training.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:47 pm 
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I appreciate the quick feedback and seems that SRAM Red is the clear winner.

I'll see if my OCD will let me have a SRAM logo on a Shimano bike. :)


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if not rotor 3d
you dont need to change bearings either then ...you do with the SRAM

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:45 am 
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I'll second the rotor 3D crank, very versatile if your changing rings and will look better than anything from shimano would with aftermarket rings on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:34 am 
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You can always sand the exogram crank and save a couple of more grams!


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