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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-12-08, 10:22 PM   #1
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choosing a crankset for a cross bike

im currently hoarding some parts to build up a cross bike and im trying to figure out what to look for in a crankset/chainring combo just for the style of riding/racing as well as mud clearing-ability?
im thinking of running a sram s900 but what rings should i go for? or am i way off base
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Old 09-13-08, 05:58 PM   #2
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Consider the Sram S300 CX crank;

SRAM S300 Cross GXP 175 mm 38-46t
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Sugino XD compact and maybe change the big ring? Sugino cranks are really nice. Otherwise, buy a Shimano crank.. even the Tiagra grade one is quite nice and as you pay more, you are paying for nicer chainrings. Since you will probably be swapping them, why bother?
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