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 Post subject: BB30/PF30 crank...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:22 pm 
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We just placed the order for my wife's dream bike, Parlee Z5SLi. All her current cranks are standard 24mm, but with such a nice bike, we're upgrading everything as much as possible.

So what's the best 53/39 170mm crankset we can get? Cannondale Hollowgram SLSi? Or anything even lighter and better? She's a lightweight, but does produce quite a bit of power and does like to crunch the gears (power climber...) so a stiff crank is required. Obviously we want it light as well....

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 Post subject: Re: BB30/PF30 crank...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I'd go with the SISL2 or the Specialized. But the Cannondale wins on price and I think it's a little lighter as well.


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Hollowgrams are creaky and require more maintenance that most cranks.
I may get flamed for that but that is my experience.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:57 pm 
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The SiSl2 is incredibly awesome, though the Sram Red Exogram cranks are a very good option that's less expensive and easier to find.


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 Post subject: Re: BB30/PF30 crank...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:58 pm 
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boots2000 wrote:
Hollowgrams are creaky and require more maintenance that most cranks.


Is that the cranks you're talking about, or the BB bearings? He'll have BB30/PF30 no matter what as that's what the frame is.
What maintenance is required?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:53 pm 
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The reds are really light for the price in the bb30


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In my opinion Thm Clavicula cranks are as good as it gets in terms of weight, performance and looks.

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And as bad as it gets in terms of price...


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 Post subject: Re: BB30/PF30 crank...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:03 am 
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Appreciate the feedback everyone! Didn't even consider a SRAM Red... not a bad idea... Too bad Campy doesn't have a BB30 crank (yet...)... This is my wife's dream bike and she's been riding Campy for all her years, so that's what we're sticking to if we have a choice.

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Just go with Campag and use the Parlee adapter.


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I use THM Clavicula and love it!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:00 pm 
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The THM Clavicula is indeed very nice, but by the time the BB and rings are added, we're pushing $1300+... I don't mind spending money, but that's getting a bit excessive.

I didn't think about the Parlee adapter... I have a PF30-24mm Parlee adapter in my Z5 and they do work extremely well (I'm using the adapter as my Quarq was bought prior to the Z5, hence I needed the 24mm before). The question of the day would be, is there a noticeable difference in stiffness between a Campy Record (or Super Record) crank with the Parlee adapter, vs. something like the SRAM Red or Cannondale SiSL with just the PF30 added?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:17 am 
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BikeTart wrote:
Just go with Campag and use the Parlee adapter.


this +1 ^^^

...after a trouble free 7970/7950 Di2 install on my 2012 Z5 SLi, I switched for weight weenie purposes to previous generation Cannondale SiSl cranks also trying out Praxis 52/36 rings, then encountered chain rub issues (chain rubbing against the inside of the big ring while on combos 36-15/14/13/12) that couldn't be tweaked out. so my plan is to go back to all Dura Ace and upgrade to 9070. I think you'll have the most trouble free and pleasurable use if you stay with Campy throughout.

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If you notice a difference in stiffness I'd be amazed. That applies to most crank & BB configurations to be honest.


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Ok, Parlee PF30/Campy adapter it is. Thanks for the input everyone!

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