Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pacifica, CA
Bikes: Lapierre Pulsium 500 FdJ, Ritchey breakaway cyclocross, vintage trek mtb.
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SRAM Rival crank gxp bb - spacer needed?
I just installed a rival crankset on my Bianchi Axis cyclocross bike today and have nearly zero clearance between the driveside crank arm and the chainstay. It doesn't hit, but as I can't even slide a credit card between there, I'm worried it may hit under some conditions...
This is my first experience with SRAM so I've read the install directions and what not and was under the impression that no spacers are needed on "road" frames, but perhaps because of the wider chainstays on a cross frame I need one?
Also, I have tons of clearance on the non-driveside, which makes me wonder:
a) if that's how much I should have on both sides or if it's normal for it to be uneven,
b) did I screw something up on the install that accounts for this unevenness (the cups are marked and so i know i put them in the right side of the frame)
c) is the frame bent (though it rides perfectly straight even at 40mph downhill)
Here are some pics: