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carbon gimp
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by carbon gimp

has anyone used these cranks thinking of buying them.any coments please would be helpfull

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lancejohnson
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i have had a set for almost two years and find them to be quite nice. it would be great if there was a way to use them with outboard ceramic bearings, but for the time beaing i've accepted the limitation of the isis bb. it may be worth waiting a month or so for them to change the decal on the cranks - they will have a thinner one that will allow them to use less clear according to a decal maker i know, so they should be lighter by a good 10-20g...
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carbon gimp
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by carbon gimp

thanks for the reply still thinking it over will be replacing stronglight cranks with zipp ones hopefully for the weight differences only

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by Boyd

What weight are the zipp cranks, including bottom bracket?
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carbon gimp
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this site listing is 471grams which is light and 550 pounds cheaper than clavicula

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the arms are about 450g and the bb is about 180g so 630-ish fo rthe combo.

also, realtive to the pulsion cranks, i think they are much better. they feel more solid and definately deflect less under power.

just because i know it's coming, the m5 cranks should be lighter, stiffer and less expensive than the claviculas when they come out according to bram. i am supposed to have a sample or two in the next 7-10 days and can give a first impression when they arrive...
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carbon gimp
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thought weight was to good to be true thanks saved me another expensive mistake,this weight saving thing is obsesive and expensive.

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CaptainWilier
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carbon gimp wrote:this site listing is 471grams which is light and 550 pounds cheaper than clavicula

Yep, cranks and rings 471. Same as Stronglight.

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by Shallowhal

carbon gimp wrote:this site listing is 471grams which is light and 550 pounds cheaper than clavicula


Not quite sure where you are getting your prices from, the ZIPP 300 crankset in the UK is GBP450, together with BB(zipps own) at GBP100 gives you GBP550. The Clavicula on Poshbikes website is GBP640 I think so you're only saving GBP90(max GBP140 if you go with an alternate BB)


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Amadeus
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Zipp is nice but they don't come in 180mm :evil:
My bike is Italian so it is Nervosa and of course has Anorexia I like them thin!
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The weight won't be any less than your Stronglights. As for the stiffness, you won't notice a big change there either(most bigger riders tend to think the Stronglight is a stiffer crank than the Zipp).

I can't see this as being a step-up, but rather just a side-step.

carbon gimp
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by carbon gimp

thanks for the response guys will save a bit longer and try claviculas,are they much lighter than stronglight?

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clavicula's are definately lighter than stronglight... more beautiful as well - that's a winning combination.
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