5 8 5 wrote:
The chainring bolts, except the one in the crankarm, now screw directly into the inner chainring. No requirement for a nut now.
It's lighter and stiffer. I believe Stronglight are bringing out compatible rings. I'm sure TA will follow suit.
Thanks for the info. So it's not really the crankset that's incompatible, just inner chainring / chainring bolt combinations? Or are the holes on the spider a different diameter?
Good to know that the 3rd party companies are catching up quickly in any case.
I'd be interested to know how much lighter and how much stiffer it actually is. I'd also think it might work out more expensive if you strip a thread. What's cheaper, replacing a chainring or a chainring bolt?
Yup, I must admit it sounds a bit like a load of marketing tosh to justify inverse standardisation just to try to get us to buy more stuff, or more of their
I have a theory that the reason it's so difficult to get 50/36 cranksets these days from the big 3 is that they know full well that it's the perfect universal setup, and that if more people cottoned on they would only be able to sell one product (i.e., "crankset") rather than two ("standard" and "compact").
I've never been sure how to interpret that in forum replies... Are you saying I should have done my research before posting?