Sram Red BB30 crank Q-factor?

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Anyone know the q-factor on the Sram Red BB30 crank? I saw something say that it was 145mm, but wanted to confirm this. I can't find anything in the Sram literature.

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for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....

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mad_racr wrote:for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....


If it is the Hollowgram crank you are talking about, I've seen them listed as 144mm. The DA 7800 is 146-147 depending on the source of the data (Shimano vs. Fairwheel crank shootout).

Sram cranks are 150mm and they bother my knee compared to my 7800 or 7900.

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The same problem occurred with my wide Sram Red cranks. Those I ditched within 2 weeks in favor of Shimano. I've even been riding cranks with a Q-factor as low as 139mm. Biiiig difference.

I read somewhere that the BB30 version of the Red cranks have more favorable (to me at least) Q-factor of 145mm.
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mythical wrote:The same problem occurred with my wide Sram Red cranks. Those I ditched within 2 weeks in favor of Shimano. I've even been riding cranks with a Q-factor as low as 139mm. Biiiig difference.

I read somewhere that the BB30 version of the Red cranks have more favorable (to me at least) Q-factor of 145mm.


I read it in the new Velonews. It shows the Red BB30 cranks as having a 145mm Q-factor, but it also lists the standard GXP bottom bracket Red crank as having a 144mm Q-factor. I know for a fact that the GXP Red cranks I have are 150mm because I've measured them myself. I wonder if Sram changed the cranks or if Velonews if measuring them wrong?

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I may have answered my own question. I found this on the Sram site: http://www.sram.com/node/190/brand/sram-road/src/series

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The SRAM crank is at least 160mm++ above. I believe it's 167mm

The lowest Q-factor os 147mm by campagnolo ultra-torque and shimano is 150mm++(can't recall). SRAM is the highest-> no surprise.....Taiwan made crank...what you expect

ty-ro wrote:
mad_racr wrote:for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....


If it is the Hollowgram crank you are talking about, I've seen them listed as 144mm. The DA 7800 is 146-147 depending on the source of the data (Shimano vs. Fairwheel crank shootout).

Sram cranks are 150mm and they bother my knee compared to my 7800 or 7900.

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do asians have wider hips/stance widths than italians or something? :noidea:

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I just measured mine at 148mm.
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maxima wrote:The SRAM crank is at least 160mm++ above. I believe it's 167mm

The lowest Q-factor os 147mm by campagnolo ultra-torque and shimano is 150mm++(can't recall). SRAM is the highest-> no surprise.....Taiwan made crank...what you expect

ty-ro wrote:
mad_racr wrote:for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....


If it is the Hollowgram crank you are talking about, I've seen them listed as 144mm. The DA 7800 is 146-147 depending on the source of the data (Shimano vs. Fairwheel crank shootout).

Sram cranks are 150mm and they bother my knee compared to my 7800 or 7900.
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maxima wrote:The SRAM crank is at least 160mm++ above. I believe it's 167mm

The lowest Q-factor os 147mm by campagnolo ultra-torque and shimano is 150mm++(can't recall). SRAM is the highest-> no surprise.....Taiwan made crank...what you expect

ty-ro wrote:
mad_racr wrote:for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....


If it is the Hollowgram crank you are talking about, I've seen them listed as 144mm. The DA 7800 is 146-147 depending on the source of the data (Shimano vs. Fairwheel crank shootout).

Sram cranks are 150mm and they bother my knee compared to my 7800 or 7900.


The widths I have are:

Sram: 150mm
Shimano: 146mm
Campy: 145mm

I measured my Red cranks in the garage and came up with 150mm. The Shimano 7800 and 7900 I have are both 146mm. This is measuring from outside edges of the crank arms. I mount the arms directly across from each other (not how you would want to ride it) and measure straight across. I *guess* it could be different when you mount the arms the way you would for normal riding, but I would doubt there would be any difference.

I'm really just trying to make sure that the Sram Red BB30 truly IS 145mm. Call me vain, but I want the group to be all matchy-matchy. I have some Hollowgrams that I can use too. (Go ahead and flame me Starnut!)

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mythical wrote:The same problem occurred with my wide Sram Red cranks. Those I ditched within 2 weeks in favor of Shimano. I've even been riding cranks with a Q-factor as low as 139mm. Biiiig difference.

I read somewhere that the BB30 version of the Red cranks have more favorable (to me at least) Q-factor of 145mm.


What cranks are you using that go as low as 139mm? Square taper?

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Haven't ridden square taper since the 90s. :lol:
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ty-ro wrote:
maxima wrote:The SRAM crank is at least 160mm++ above. I believe it's 167mm

The lowest Q-factor os 147mm by campagnolo ultra-torque and shimano is 150mm++(can't recall). SRAM is the highest-> no surprise.....Taiwan made crank...what you expect

ty-ro wrote:
mad_racr wrote:for the record, if anyone knows the Q-factor of a cannondale bb30 and cannondale alum crank, i would much appreciate that as well. i seem to be having some issues compared to when i ride my six13 with a 7800 crank. just curious. thanks....


If it is the Hollowgram crank you are talking about, I've seen them listed as 144mm. The DA 7800 is 146-147 depending on the source of the data (Shimano vs. Fairwheel crank shootout).

Sram cranks are 150mm and they bother my knee compared to my 7800 or 7900.


The widths I have are:

Sram: 150mm
Shimano: 146mm
Campy: 145mm

I measured my Red cranks in the garage and came up with 150mm. The Shimano 7800 and 7900 I have are both 146mm. This is measuring from outside edges of the crank arms. I mount the arms directly across from each other (not how you would want to ride it) and measure straight across. I *guess* it could be different when you mount the arms the way you would for normal riding, but I would doubt there would be any difference.

I'm really just trying to make sure that the Sram Red BB30 truly IS 145mm. Call me vain, but I want the group to be all matchy-matchy. I have some Hollowgrams that I can use too. (Go ahead and flame me Starnut!)


can someone measure for me diffrent BB30 cranks q-factor ?

-sram red/force
-fsa
-SI

i dont believe the figures on the websites.

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