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    Surly Cross Check Chainset and stuff....

    After much reading, forum scouring, etc etc I've decided to buy a Crosscheck. I really want it for road at the moment but hope to do some cross next year. I've sort of decided on 700 wheels and Ultegra STIs so mostly I'm set - except for the BB and chainset........

    I've seen that most of the racers tend towards 39/48 but if I go for a double (don't think I want a triple) road chainset I can only get down to a 52 on the big ring. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Is there a double alternative that will shift with the Ultegra STIs and get me the flexibility of a 48 or bigger ring?

    Also for the Crosscheck I have assumed I need an XT BB to fit both the frame and the Ultegra chainset. Any idea if this is correct? Wil the chain line up etc etc

    So I guess I 'm really asking the following question. What BB chainset, front derailleur and shifter would I need on a Crosscheck to get a double set up with 39/48 up to 39/52 (if at all possible?) considering I would like the STI shifters.... Phew.

    Steve

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    The Ultegra STIs and Ultegra FD should work fine. The chainset choices are smaller if you want 38/48 out of the box. You have the TruVativ Elita Cross w/ 108mm ISIS BB, TruVativ Roleur Cross w/ ISIS BB, Ritchey Cross w/ 109.5mm Octalink BB, and FSA Gossamer Cross w/ either ISIS or Octalink BB.
    http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.c...9&Category=495
    http://www.bikeusa.com/MERCHANT2/mer...ct_Code=CR2288
    http://www.store.yahoo.com/cyclocros...cracksets.html

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    Many thanks for the reply. Well I had sort of made a decision for the TruVatiV but on talking to my brother who races MTBs he reckons the ISIS sucks real bad. The most he has got out of a BB is 250 miles and the least is one ride and he's wrecked 6 before going Octalink. He reckons the bearings are too small due to the large diameter crank. And he only does XC - no hard core stuff. SO I may go for the FSA if I can source one here in the UK.


    Steve


    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius
    The Ultegra STIs and Ultegra FD should work fine. The chainset choices are smaller if you want 38/48 out of the box. You have the TruVativ Elita Cross w/ 108mm ISIS BB, TruVativ Roleur Cross w/ ISIS BB, Ritchey Cross w/ 109.5mm Octalink BB, and FSA Gossamer Cross w/ either ISIS or Octalink BB.
    http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.c...9&Category=495
    http://www.bikeusa.com/MERCHANT2/mer...ct_Code=CR2288
    http://www.store.yahoo.com/cyclocros...cracksets.html

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