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    Sram Rival or Sram S500 Crankset?

    Have been looking at both of these for my Tricross buildup and am a little confused.
    Both are produced by the same company yet the S500 seems both lighter and uses a superior alloy but is cheaper. Is there something I am missing in the equation?
    Anyone have an experience with them?
    Thanks.



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    Sram S500 GXP MSRP: $163
    Arm Material: AL-7050-TV
    Chainring Material: AL-7075-T6, Tungsten Grey (CNC Before Anodized)
    Weight: 825 grams with GXP BB
    Available Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 177.5mm, 180mm



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    Sram Rival MSRP: $193
    Arm Material: AL-6066, Polished
    Chainring Material: PG Chainrings with Hard-Anodized Coating
    Weight: 830g w/ BB
    Available Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 180mm

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    From what ive heard they are essentially the same. One comes with a build group and the other is a standalone.

    Wont be much difference if any. (I am using the Rival one and I can say it is plenty stiff for my liking)

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    Thanks, I guess my question was, why is the Rival more expensive if it is heavier and uses cheaper 6066 Aluminum instead of the lighter, stiffer 7075 in the S500? Just a branding thing or is there some other difference?
    My original intention was to get the Rival...until I saw the S500. But I can't find any online reviews for it.
    Anyone here use the 500?

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    Good question. Don't know the answer though.

    But I do know that you can find new or slightly used Rival cranks that are more than half that MSRP price on the Bay. Don't buy it new, it is grossly overpriced.

    I don't even know why SRAM has all of those standalone cranks. Too much overlap if you ask me.
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    I've been using the S300 for three years, it's been a quality crank.

    The non-series items from Sram are equal to the series items.

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    Like I said, you can find Rival cranks for cheap on the bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/SRAM-Rival-Compa...item3a639c2d39

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