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Old 04-06-08, 11:23 PM
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What's Wrong With This Picture?

A picture of Astana's Bontrager "Limited Edition" wheels from Flanders, what's wrong with this picture?

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Old 04-06-08, 11:26 PM
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SRAM on a Dura Ace crank?
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Old 04-06-08, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kukusz View Post
SRAM on a Dura Ace crank?
+1

You can make out the 'D' from Dura Ace.
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Old 04-07-08, 12:36 AM
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Now the real question is, does anyone know why they are using Dura-Ace with an otherwise entirely SRAM Red Drivetrain?
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Old 04-07-08, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Kris Flatlander View Post
Now the real question is, does anyone know why they are using Dura-Ace with an otherwise entirely SRAM Red Drivetrain?
Coz it's better??
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Old 04-07-08, 03:53 AM
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I came here to post that. I was beaten.

Here's another view

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2008...08/Astana_Trek
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Old 04-07-08, 05:02 AM
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ouch!!
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Is it just one person's bike? Does Red maybe not come in a specific length?
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Old 04-07-08, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Is it just one person's bike? Does Red maybe not come in a specific length?
It's probably just that the DA crank rules so hard the Red fell off and went home crying.
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Old 04-07-08, 06:54 AM
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So, what's better about the D/A crank? They're cranks. What am I missing? I'm just as happy on my Sugino GPs as my Dura-Ace, other than the weight difference.
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Old 04-07-08, 06:58 AM
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I think Dura Ace is available in shorter and longer crank arm lengths than SRAM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
So, what's better about the D/A crank? They're cranks. What am I missing? I'm just as happy on my Sugino GPs as my Dura-Ace, other than the weight difference.
Ask the pros who, when given the choice, choose D-A.
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Old 04-07-08, 07:20 AM
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You don't know why they choose Dura-Ace either?

I'm not saying there's no benefit, I just don't know what it is. If it's a big mystery, it must not be much of a benefit...
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Now people will think Sram makes fugly cranks like DA
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