Chainring compatibility question

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lighty1
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by lighty1

Hi all, I'm building up a Look 695 currently, have dura ace 9000 on it with Look Zed 2 crank, but need to buy some chainrings. I understand that the 11 speed dura ace setup means there can be shifting issues unless I get 11 speed chainring - I was thinking of buying the following: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stronglight-Chainring-Ceramic-Shimano-Compatible/dp/B007W0GEEW/ref=sr_1_4?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1372270989&sr=1-4&keywords=stronglight+chainrings but have no experience of this, and grateful for feedback, and any specific recommendations? many thanks for any help, Tom

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Lucas1234
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by Lucas1234

It will not work properly without 11 speed chainrings. Stronglight chainrings in my experience though are good and should get the job done. You could try TA-Specialities though.

lighty1
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by lighty1

Thanks for the recommendation - I see that TA do one specifically for Look crankset so will go for this http://www.moilutin-cycles.com/857-plateaux-zenith-pedalier-zed-et-zed-2

I'm going for a 12-28 cassette, do you know what the recommended chainring combination would be?

Thanks again, Tom

Lucas1234
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by Lucas1234

If you are going with a 12-28, I would go with standard size chainrings. But if you plan to do serious climbing, are not in shape, or need to spin as fast as wiggins. I would then go with compact being 50,34 or semi compact 52,36. Personally I would take the semi compact option

lighty1
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by lighty1

Thanks Lucas, I'll go for semi compact, top line speed is rarely holding me back :wink:

HillRPete
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by HillRPete

Been wondering the other way around -- do Look chainrings fit on regular 110BCD cranks? I'm a bit after a "does not match" look.
It seems that the BCD pattern would match -- right?, but I'm wondering about the bolts, since Look requires proprietary ones.
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Wcl4
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by Wcl4

Can also get the praxis rings made for Look. They work with Campy 11 at least. I can sell you 52/36 if interested (almost new). Shown here with SRAM 10, but it's been set up with 11. Don't mind my thumb in the upper left! Image

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