solarider wrote:5 bolt circle. Soooo 2013!
Seriously, looks great, but with so much weight behind the new 4 bolt 'standard' (Shimano, Campagnolo and FSA), won't 5 bolt look quickly outdated, and (if the performance and weight hype is to be believed) seriously outclassed in performance terms?
If 4 bolt is so brilliant, why did it take so long for companies to adopt it for road bikes. Zipps Vuma Quad came and went, despite being a really good crankset. Mtb cranks have been using it for years but road cranks didn't. I suspect because 4 bolts with smaller rings is great, but with larger rings requires more stiffness in the material to avoid any shifting issues (Zipps Vuma Quad reputedly had quite flex chainrings). No doubt 4 bolt will become more standard as the market leaders are pushing it but I suspect in reality it's no better and possibly even worse than five bolt.
Personally, I don't even like the aesthetics of the current crop of 4 bolt cranksets.