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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
...but now that Shimano has 52/36 cranks coming out (thinking they will filter from Dura Ace, probably with the next gen of Ultegra) , I've got a feeling that compact maybe disappearing again; given that a manufacture can make one crank/BCD for their complete range with this vs 2 needed for compact and standard, and the ever widening ratio cassettes now available.
I am not familiar with the strategy Shimano uses for the new DA crank, but it is unlikely the rest of the cycling world will follow. A normal compact 110mm bolt circle crank can already be used with a 52 tooth ring if you wish, and Shimano has a history of weird chainring configurations that disappear after a year or 2.
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