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SRAM Apex vs FSA Gossamer

Old 08-26-15, 07:42 PM
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SRAM Apex vs FSA Gossamer

I have a caad 9 and I have two cranksets(long story as to why) SRAM APEX and FSA Gossamer. Which is the better crankset? I currently have the apex on it but i am curious to know which is better.
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Old 08-26-15, 08:38 PM
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I have no working knowledge of the SRAM, but have Gossamers on several of my rides and they all work without problems.
I know that they are not exactly upper end cranks, but I continue to use one every day.
FWIW
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Old 08-27-15, 05:16 AM
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"Better" in what regard? Value? Weight? Stiffness" Fit, etc? Apex and Gossamer are both lower end offerings in either line deigned to do one thing- provide a link from the pedal to the spindle, and that's about it. They both do that. If I were you I'd select the one you like the looks of, or one which feels better. They may be different lengths or "Q" which affects how they may feel. Then there's a possible chainline issue. You be the judge.
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Old 08-27-15, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by reddog3 View Post
"Better" in what regard? Value? Weight? Stiffness" Fit, etc? Apex and Gossamer are both lower end offerings in either line deigned to do one thing- provide a link from the pedal to the spindle, and that's about it. They both do that. If I were you I'd select the one you like the looks of, or one which feels better. They may be different lengths or "Q" which affects how they may feel. Then there's a possible chainline issue. You be the judge.
+1 to this. It baffles me that so many people think they will gain some performance advantage from "upgrading" their crankset.
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+1 to this. It baffles me that so many people think they will gain some performance advantage from "upgrading" their crankset.
The crankset is one of the best places to drop weight, beyond that there isn't much difference. Some cranksets may shift better than others, but I can't comfirm or deny that.
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Old 08-27-15, 03:08 PM
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I already have both so if one is known to be stiffer and lighter I would want to have that one on it
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Old 08-27-15, 10:49 PM
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I know the best thing you can do is upgrade the engine(lol) but as I said previously I have both so if one is better might as well have the better one on
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I think they are about equal since both cranks have solid forged arms, while the next steps in their respective product lines have hollow forged arms. For reference, SRAM Rival and FSA Energy. The Apex may shift a little better since FSA chain rings tend to flex a bit more.
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Old 08-30-15, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Theboss13 View Post
I have a caad 9 and I have two cranksets(long story as to why) SRAM APEX and FSA Gossamer. Which is the better crankset? I currently have the apex on it but i am curious to know which is better.
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I'm curious, do both work in the same bottom bracket? which BB are you using?
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Old 09-08-15, 06:03 PM
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