Hi there. I am building a Bike Friday Pocket Llama, and am wanting to gear it to the tune of 34-50.
The Pocket Llama is a small wheeled mountain bike, and would be used for cross country riding. The small wheels call for the large rings, as does the braze on front derailleur (Shimano R-440)
Are there strength concerns with using standard road compact cranks in cross country applications? I've never given this much thought, any insight would be appreciated. Any manufacturers out there putting out "stronger than average" road cranks for CX use, something like that?