How much does it weigh?
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Weight Weenie on a budget.
Bikes: Lotus Fixed, Bianchi Virata 2004
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build options: compact or double crankset?
Hello dear SoCal members,
I'm slowly building up a bicycle to add to the stable... and I'm a little stuck on the issue of crankset, could you help?
The bicycle I'm building will be used both for racing, club rides, and centuries. I hope to get started in racing by next spring. I love to go fast on the flats, even though I'm a developing sprinter... and I really, really love climbing. We're very fortunate because the routes out here can run the gamut of pristine flats to massive climbs and descents...
So... with that in mind, could you help me decide between getting a standard double crankset or looking into a compact? (and on that note, which BB system should I look into, is ISIS really that bad?)
My cassette will most likely be a SRAM 11-26, and my crank length is 172.5mm
I don't want to go triple - I already have a triple on another bicycle, and although I love it, I would like this one to be substantially lighter.
My 'Climbs' are based off of the climbs we have around these parts (which can be steep, everything ranging from Angeles Crest to Mulholland to the SM Mountains) and on up to the Sierras...
Thank you, I really appreciate your input on this...