What Happened to Over Torque?

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

And what next? Super Torque? Mega Torque?

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corky
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by corky

Press fit bearings, PF30 BB ......has proved to be a difficult combo, personally I also disliked the additional tools required to mount and dismount the cranks plus the tiny Bolt used to lock the adjustable collar was a shite solution.

Basically a faff that brought few benefits.

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spookyload
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by spookyload

Dirt cheap on eBay though.

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by tommasini

Some highly praised the design/execution compared to other 30mm axle/bearing designs - others complained of several of its features. My take is that bb30 framesets are a dying breed - which correct me if I’m wrong - was the primary target of this “alternative” design

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by bm0p700f

I have one for threaded cups. I have not ridden on it yet but I fitted it because it five arm and that the correct ring size for me. Installing it took alot more time than fitting a ultra torque crankset.

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

My theory is that the Campy engineering team in charge of crankset design are bonused based on the expense of the special Campy tools required to install and service them. That, and how many proprietary chainring designs they can come up with.

They scored big time with the Overtorque design :shock: :lol: :lol:
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Mark my words ... 30mm Campag cranksets will be back.

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by alistaird

bm0p700f wrote:I have one for threaded cups. I have not ridden on it yet but I fitted it because it five arm and that the correct ring size for me. Installing it took alot more time than fitting a ultra torque crankset.
I too have one for threaded cups. Been on my Colnago for a while and it's great.....

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sadisticnoob
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by sadisticnoob

Pain in the a$$ to dismount and the requirement of the 100 eur tool.

dirt cheap crank though

campagowlo
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by campagowlo

I use an overtorque chainset on my 2005 madone. The proprietary tools aspect is an arse and a typical campag wheeze. However, it's a light chainset and I think the engineering is superb.I use it with the bsa threaded cups. The disappointing aspect is that the cups weigh 100 grams which seems about 30 grams too much.

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by Valbrona

No-one else made the special tool - there's only the Campag one.

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by stormur

And impossible to buy...
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
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I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that ;)

campagowlo
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by campagowlo

my install tool broke the second time I used it. I'm hoping to get a replacement at some point. The removal tool is a thing of joy and simple to use. I have no beef with the chainset the only lighter options are clavicula and m3 which are way more expensive. so overtorque is great cash vs weight saved.

alistaird
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by alistaird

stormur wrote:And impossible to buy...
I bought one new last year with the help of Graemefk...

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DeLuz
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by DeLuz

I bought a crankset a few years ago when I was building up my Cannondale EVO. They were closing them out so I got it pretty cheap so buying the tool was not a big deal. It looks great and I have not had to touch it since installing.

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