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    Best Budget GXP Crank?

    I'm trying to find budget replacement for a broken SRAM force crankset. I have been looking at things like the Truvativ Elita and SRAM S300. Anyone have experience with these or know of another GXP Crankarm?

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    I've had more issues with GXP based cranks that I care to admit.
    I'd recommend switching to a Shimano 105 and Ultegra BB. Can be found cheap-ish and in my opinion is way more durable.

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    The GXP cranks I've used have all been fine (a couple of Truvativ Rouleur triples plus a SRAM Red compact). However, the chainrings on the cheaper SRAM cranks are pretty rubbish. I customize the gearing on all cranks, so the stock rings are not important to me. However, if you're going to stick with the stock rings, then consider a Shimano crankset because the chainrings are so much better.

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    I've had good luck with the S300. Durable, reliable & shifts well. Its great looking with a 130 bcd and 46 & 38t chainrings;


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    I went with a compact Truvativ Rouleur. I got a very good price off ebay, just waiting for it to ship. Chris, I'm using a single sugino chainring so the low quality sram stuff won't be a problem, maybe I'll make a wind chime. I'm excited to get the voodoo wazoo up and running.

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