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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Does the new 2012 Sram Red BB30 compact crankset build in the same as the "old" model or can you swap these two cranksets in and out a frame without problems and front gear adjustment.

Does the new 2012 crankset work flawlessly with the "old" steel cage front derailleur?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:03 pm 
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new cranks have the Yaw chainrings which have different spacing.

There is a list of what works and what does not from SRAM and this is showing not to be compatible. If you do try this I would guarantee that if you switch back and forth then you would have to adjust the FD each time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 pm 
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The spacing is different, so if you change cranks, you will need to adjust cable tension and limits.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:01 pm 
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So it is better then to use two "old" Sram red cranksets if I want to swap without FD adjustments between 50/34 for the mountains and 50/38 for flat terrain. :?:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Yes, and you can get old Reds on closeout for under $300 USD. Seems like a no-brainer.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Why don't you just switch the chain ring? It's cheaper, and easier to do. You also shouldn't have to play with your derailleur..

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Do you have link to close out sram red cranksets?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:50 pm 
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crohnsy wrote:
Why don't you just switch the chain ring? It's cheaper, and easier to do. You also shouldn't have to play with your derailleur..

This, or change your cassette. 5 min job.

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Yeah... or even easier, just have an extra rear wheel with different cassette. Seems really silly to be swapping cranksets out because one day you're riding up a hill the the next day flat roads.

Constantly removing and reinstalling cranksets will wear them out much faster and you will get play.


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