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180mm cranks

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:21 am
by Phill P
I am thinking of trying 180mm cranks as an experiment

Please - I don't want to hear debate on the benefits or not of 180s, I want to try them for myself.

However

Who actually makes 180mm cranks?
In the past it was only the top spec cranks. I can think of Dura Ace, and Record, and lightening. But I don't know of any others.
Do the new campy/fulcrum cranks come in 180mm?

Re: 180mm cranks

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:58 am
by Rick

Re: 180mm cranks

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:10 am
by bikerjulio
As you say, with Campy it's Record UT only in standard chainrings. I have a set.

Re: 180mm cranks

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:46 am
by Tenlegs
I'd go for the cheapest set I could find if it's just an experiment, like SRAM Apex (£80 ebay UK)
I think Campy's new OT cranks only go to 175, DA9000 have a wide range of ring sizes in 180 though.

Re: 180mm cranks

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:07 am
by Phill P
Do Fulcrum also do 180mm cranks? Checked thier website but can't see any reference to what lengths they offer

Re: 180mm cranks

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:47 am
by bikerjulio
Forget Fulcrum. You won't get a better deal on Record than this

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_294_383_384&products_id=1335

and BTW, it's a little secret, but 10-speed cranks work fine on 11-speed drivetrains.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:55 am
by Causidicus
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