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?
Spec' Tarmac (road), Ridley Fenix (commuter & fast tourer), Salsa Mamasita (MTB), CoMo Speedster (tandem), Surly Big Dummy (cargo), Airnimal (folder)
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.
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.