Can't loosen the crankbolts Sram Red 2012 BB30

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Stoeperd
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by Stoeperd

Got my new bike, it's a Cannondale Supersix Evo with Sram Red compact crank. I want to replace the crank with a FSA 130mm bcd. One problem i can't remove the 10mm hex bolts. There is no movement when I push with all my weight on the hex key. I do start at the non drive side. What am I doing wrong?
The bike isn't the problem

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by Doolop

Get a breaker bar and make it happen. you can strap the other arm to the chain stay if you need more support.

Some kid in China is loosing their job!

DartanianX
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by DartanianX

I removed a set of these Sram cranks today to install a FSA K-force SRM. These loosened via the Drive side 10mm Hex key. Opposite to the arrow in the photo.

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by tcurtbike

I had this problem the other day while stripping down my old bike. The solution was someone stronger than me!

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by roselend

Make sure you you do it on the right side, some cranks and model years are on drive side, others on non-drive.
Remember, lefty loosy, righty tighty. So in this case opposite direction of the arrow on the crank bolt.

Position the crank and hex key close together: hex key at 7 o clock, crank arm at 5 o clock and push them together with all your strength. This gives you the best torque.

When reassembling remember to torque that bolt down hard again. Sram crank bolts have a tendency to work themselves loose if not bolted down to the right torque. 48-54 Nm is a lot!

thisisatest
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by thisisatest

Yup, you're on the wrong side for your crank. The one you're trying to turn probably says, "do not remove".

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by Stoeperd

Tanx for the tips. This was what make it happen to come loose.

Position the crank and hex key close together: hex key at 7 o clock, crank arm at 5 o clock and push them together with all your strength. This gives you the best torque.

Many tanx Roselend.
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