I just purchased from a clearing house an FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue crank set. I could not afford a $300 crank set at retail. It is compatible with Octalink bottom bracket. While researching the FSA technical buletins re: installation, I happened accross a faq that said basically that FSA no longer makes Octalink-compatible cranks.
This seems to ring true because in my discussion with other cyclists, they seem suprised that I want to try to mount FSA on an Octalink bb. They say something like "Isn't FSA ISIS compatible". or "Are you sure it will fit your bottom bracket?".
My question this: Does anyone know what's up with FSA and Octalink (not 'perfect together' any more). Why have they divorced? Shimano has a sizable market share. It would seem to FSA's advantage to make cranks compatible with Shimano, but they have discontinued. I have obviously purcased a clearance item. Why have they stopped manufacturing it? Is there some sort of defect with compatibility here? What have I gotten myself into? Anybody have any insights?