Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: Spec. Tarmac Expert SL4
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9 spd triple crank swap to 10 spd compact double crank
I replaced the Ultegra 9 speed triple crank and 9 speed triple front derailler from my Lemond Zurich with an Ultegra 10 speed compact double crank and 9 speed double front derailler. I do not care about the extra gear and changed nothing else.
The bike shifts better. The ratios are better. Chaim slap is gone. The biggest change is that the crank/bracket/frame combo is much stiffer and more direct. I highly recommend the upgrade to the 10 speed crank.