Shimano Dura-Ace vs. FSA

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Tonto
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by Tonto

Hi, I m new to this and wanted some help. If you have a Dura-ace new 10-speed crank 53-39, 175 VS. an FSA carbon crank same sizing. what one is lighter with the same dura ace bottom bracket? Thanks for the help!

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tobias
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by tobias

...the new da uses a special type of bb.
it´s not compatible with octa or campy...

the lightest fsa crankset is the team issue superlight,
you could use a shim 9 speed bb.
>>just take a look at the listions (on top of the left hand corner)

cheers

tobias.
nothing.

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Look at the Velonews review, they tested both cranks for stiffness.

Dura ace was the stiffest crankset ate 1680lb/in

FSA Superlite was 1100ln/in

I have ridden both, and they are both very stiff. Personally I do not like the q-angle of the FSA cranks though, my feet always rubs the arms.

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Superlite wrote:Look at the Velonews review, they tested both cranks for stiffness.

Dura ace was the stiffest crankset ate 1680lb/in

FSA Superlite was 1100ln/in

I have ridden both, and they are both very stiff. Personally I do not like the q-angle of the FSA cranks though, my feet always rubs the arms.


superlite you have ridden both, do you see a big difference from the FSA superlights to the Dura ace 04 crank. can you actually tell the difference in stiffness?

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by Bruiser

My shoes have never rubbed on my 04DA cranks. That may have to do with the position of your cleat :?

Brian

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Superlite
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by Superlite

My shoes have never rubbed on my 04DA cranks


I was refering to the FSA cranks.

superlite you have ridden both, do you see a big difference from the FSA superlights to the Dura ace 04 crank. can you actually tell the difference in stiffness?


Really, I couldn't tell a difference. I did however have a perceived differece that the DA 10 was stiffer, which it is, but I think I was only feeling the aluminum crank arms harsher ride. The carbon exorbs the harsh ride that you feel with aluminum.

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