New Crankset and BB for CAAD12

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helterskelter
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by helterskelter

I got a CAAD12 105 a couple of weeks ago on a decent deal with the aim of using it through the winter in it's current guise and trickling in the odd upgrade (Hunt wheels, CF seatpost & saddle) leading up to next spring when I plan on overhauling the 105 with a much lighter groupset to finish it off.

Predictably the BB30a bottom bracket is already making loud protests. I was always going to upgrade this and the crankset to a more robust option anyway but hadn't planned on having to do it so soon.

What have people had success with in terms of adaptors & crankset combo? I've found the Token Ninja or C-Bear as the current viable options with an Ultegra Crankset. In an ideal world i'd be able to run a Sram Red crankset but that doesn't seem an obvious option with those adaptors?

Trying to keep the combo within £250, would find the extra budget for Sram Red...

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Ltyarbro42
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by Ltyarbro42

BBInfinite and be done.

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by FLtrooper

Ltyarbro42 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 pm
BBInfinite and be done.
This....and pick up a Sram Red22 GXP crankset.

Best modification I made to my CAAD12.

:)
:beerchug:

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helterskelter
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by helterskelter

FLtrooper wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Ltyarbro42 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 pm
BBInfinite and be done.
This....and pick up a Sram Red22 GXP crankset.

Best modification I made to my CAAD12.

:)
Much appreciated! So next question... is the GXP crankset the best match for BB30A?

FLtrooper
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by FLtrooper

helterskelter wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 pm
FLtrooper wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Ltyarbro42 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 pm
BBInfinite and be done.
This....and pick up a Sram Red22 GXP crankset.

Best modification I made to my CAAD12.

:)
Much appreciated! So next question... is the GXP crankset the best match for BB30A?
If you want to use a SRAM crankset. I enjoy that the BB infinite bb30a to gxp bottom bracket doesn’t require the need of a wavy washer or additional spacers. Also.. no need for the ceramic offering.

:)
:beerchug:

helterskelter
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by helterskelter

FLtrooper wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:22 pm
helterskelter wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 pm
FLtrooper wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Ltyarbro42 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 pm
BBInfinite and be done.
This....and pick up a Sram Red22 GXP crankset.

Best modification I made to my CAAD12.

:)
Much appreciated! So next question... is the GXP crankset the best match for BB30A?
If you want to use a SRAM crankset. I enjoy that the BB infinite bb30a to gxp bottom bracket doesn’t require the need of a wavy washer or additional spacers. Also.. no need for the ceramic offering.

:)
Perfect. Looking to keep it as simple a solution as possible.

Ltyarbro42
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by Ltyarbro42

Yeah the ABEC-7 is plenty. Also, I'd recommend getting the 30mm spindle version and using spacers. You leave your options open this way.

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helterskelter
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by helterskelter

I went for the Hambini Shimano set up in the end. I’ll have the parts by the weekend which was a main factor as I want to be out riding. They also look like beautiful works of art.

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