Lightest Carbon Compact Cranks???

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tblackey
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by tblackey

What is the lightest currently available 170mm compact crankset available?

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Bill

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by bobalou

tblackey wrote:What is the lightest currently available 170mm compact crankset available?

Thanks
Bill


Maybe the stronglight pulsion SL.

You can purchase them now ..

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onyourleft
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Yep, I think it's the Pulsion's, or maybe the new Zipp's.
Aero beats weight - unless you're slow!

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by eddd

I spoke with Zipp and they have no near term plans on making a compact version of their new cranks. If they ever did they would be comparable to some of the options available today or soon to be out but I do not think they would be lighter. Zipp states: 405g (at 172.5mm) Comes with lightweight 53/39 aluminum rings.
Check out this thread:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... php?t=5162

tblackey
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by tblackey

I'm in the US. I can't seam to find them anywhere. I need to put them on a new bike today. Any others?

Or does anyone know where I can get them?

Bill

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by bobalou

tblackey wrote:I'm in the US. I can't seam to find them anywhere. I need to put them on a new bike today. Any others?

Or does anyone know where I can get them?

Bill


http://www.bullteksports.com/catalog/cranks.htm

tblackey
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by tblackey

Out of stock

eddd
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by eddd

Try Wise Cycle Buys, they say they price match? Last time I checked they were not in yet.

http://www.wisecyclebuys.com/

tblackey
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by tblackey

Also out of stock

Can't find them or the FSA K-force compact isis

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by eddd

Our host has the FSA

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I think excelsports.com might have them, though I'm not on good terms with that bunch of numbskulls.
Aero beats weight - unless you're slow!

tblackey
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by tblackey

Funny answer from Gypzy
"no, "availability" and "FSA" is mutually contradictory...
Next estimated availability date by FSA is end of March, but I highly doubt that these we'll be available ever again, because our distributor was told that they wanted to concentrate their production on the MegaExo version.

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Martin Stuber
GypzyBikz"

I'm lookiong for a light 170mm compact ISIS crankset - I have money in hand

Also need a set of 05 Zero Gravity brakes

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I think you should just get a cheap aluminum set and wait for either Zipp or THM to come out with theirs. I was going to get a new set this year but decided to forget it until one of those came out next year. In a few months the Pulsion would be very tempting but I still wonder about the lack of left side ankle clearance since I use all of it that is available on my current FSA cranks.

If you just can't wait for carbon aebike.com has the FSA carbon pro elite compacts for $280.49 which isn't that much more than Alu ones.

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by drjones96

I put a Ritchey WCS compact crankset on my wife's bike. I think it's about 575g. You can probably pick a set up for about $175 if you shop around.

Verdict:
Looks Good
Ok on Weight
Priced Cheap


Here's one on ebay. $179.99+$10.00 shipping, Octalink 170,172.5,or 175mm lengths available.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

bobalou
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by bobalou

Another location for FSA's:

http://www.glorycycles.com/fsa.html

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