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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Any experience with this? Worth using?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Never had great success with FSA cranks, but honestly, that's mostly due to the chainrings... I bet if you replace the rings with something that shifts better, you'd be ok.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Ahillock wrote:
Any experience with this? Worth using?

Can't speak to experience on the road or the road chainrings, but I have used that crank on cyclocross bikes paired with Thorne and later Wickwerks chainrings with no issues.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:29 am 
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I have one that I have been using for about a year and it has been rock solid. No problems at all. I had an early K-Force crank that I hated but this one has been very good.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:23 am 
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I have the SL-K Light crankset on one of my road bikes and I've had zero problems with it. I am running Praxis (50/34) chainrings on it, although the stock chainrings aren't too bad, but about 28 grams heavier. Crankset weight with the Praxis rings is a respectable 549 grams (175mm).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I had mine for 2 years and had no problems apart from a small creak but think that was just down to the BB30 frame but I never tried to fix it. The rings were fine for me. I think they actually shifted better than my Sram force setup that I'm using now. I did weigh the rings and think the big one was either 130 or 150 so weight savings to be had if you do change them.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:18 am 
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Good light cranks for the money. Only issue I have seen with them is when someone man-handled the one key release.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:47 am 
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What is the weight of a standard crankset? Compact seems to be in the mid-500g range. Would assume standard might be another 15-20g on top of that?

Would you guys go with the FSA SL-K Light crank or one of the first gen Hollowgram SI cranks? Hollowgram should still be slightly lighter, but I don't know about stiffness?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:58 am 
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In terms of quality, workmanship, and future resale value, I would go with the Hollowgram Crankset. Opinion only.

I got a set of the Magic Motorcycle cranks not long after they came out (now on my beach cruiser), and was in love with that design for good..


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Swapped out my k light for a hollow gram sisl. It's stiff. I love it.. No issues after 10k

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Ahillock wrote:
What is the weight of a standard crankset? Compact seems to be in the mid-500g range. Would assume standard might be another 15-20g on top of that?

Would you guys go with the FSA SL-K Light crank or one of the first gen Hollowgram SI cranks? Hollowgram should still be slightly lighter, but I don't know about stiffness?



considering price against performance it's FSA all the time

but, this place being called weight weenies...


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