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Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
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.
The change for 9000 is one BCD for the entire lineup of crank options, would expect this to filter to lower groupsets purely as it's going to cost less to make 1 SKU rather then 2.

Who is the rest of the cycling world though!, the big players are Shimano, FSA and SRAM, as I said, it's only my feeling of what will happen, but Shimano hasn't made too many mistakes recently, since Bio-pace (a product before it's time), the MTB DCL's didn't take off, but struggling to think of what else has flopped for them, suggestions...
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