Any experience with FSA SL-K Light Carbon BB30 crankset?

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Ahillock
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by Ahillock

Any experience with this? Worth using?

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by audiojan

Never had great success with FSA cranks, but honestly, that's mostly due to the chainrings... I bet if you replace the rings with something that shifts better, you'd be ok.
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by ms6073

Ahillock wrote:Any experience with this? Worth using?

Can't speak to experience on the road or the road chainrings, but I have used that crank on cyclocross bikes paired with Thorne and later Wickwerks chainrings with no issues.
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by climbwalz

I have one that I have been using for about a year and it has been rock solid. No problems at all. I had an early K-Force crank that I hated but this one has been very good.

duodiscus
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by duodiscus

I have the SL-K Light crankset on one of my road bikes and I've had zero problems with it. I am running Praxis (50/34) chainrings on it, although the stock chainrings aren't too bad, but about 28 grams heavier. Crankset weight with the Praxis rings is a respectable 549 grams (175mm).

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by RMcC

I had mine for 2 years and had no problems apart from a small creak but think that was just down to the BB30 frame but I never tried to fix it. The rings were fine for me. I think they actually shifted better than my Sram force setup that I'm using now. I did weigh the rings and think the big one was either 130 or 150 so weight savings to be had if you do change them.

Ceebers1
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by Ceebers1

Good light cranks for the money. Only issue I have seen with them is when someone man-handled the one key release.

Ahillock
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by Ahillock

What is the weight of a standard crankset? Compact seems to be in the mid-500g range. Would assume standard might be another 15-20g on top of that?

Would you guys go with the FSA SL-K Light crank or one of the first gen Hollowgram SI cranks? Hollowgram should still be slightly lighter, but I don't know about stiffness?

Ceebers1
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by Ceebers1

In terms of quality, workmanship, and future resale value, I would go with the Hollowgram Crankset. Opinion only.

I got a set of the Magic Motorcycle cranks not long after they came out (now on my beach cruiser), and was in love with that design for good..

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by choiboi

Swapped out my k light for a hollow gram sisl. It's stiff. I love it.. No issues after 10k

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by GT56

Ahillock wrote:What is the weight of a standard crankset? Compact seems to be in the mid-500g range. Would assume standard might be another 15-20g on top of that?

Would you guys go with the FSA SL-K Light crank or one of the first gen Hollowgram SI cranks? Hollowgram should still be slightly lighter, but I don't know about stiffness?



considering price against performance it's FSA all the time

but, this place being called weight weenies...

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