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Old 03-31-15, 03:49 PM
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1x Crankset, Chainring

What are some 1x cranks available today at reasonable prices (say for a $1000 build)?

What would be the typical chainring size for a 1x commuter? The local terrain is mostly flat, with just a few rolling hills. Rear gearing will most likely be an 8 speed cassette.
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bike example:

Whitechapel, £550 | Whyte Bikes

crankset example in US:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lasco-Urban-...-/251685639472

other options on eBay:

Lasco: Cycling | eBay

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Any square taper crank will do just only put 1 chain ring on it..
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Lasco Urban Commuter Single Speed Crankset
The Lasco looks fine in photos, but I'm reading some not-so-great things about the quality.
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Old 03-31-15, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Carson Dyle View Post
The Lasco looks fine in photos, but I'm reading some not-so-great things about the quality.
Whatever floats your boat ... Whyte is quite respected over here for good 1x commuters, especially at that price point (think 550 USD).

Less reading, more action.
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Whatever floats your boat ... Whyte is quite respected over here for good 1x commuters, especially at that price point (think 550 USD).

Less reading, more action.
No. I do appreciate it.

That's one.
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The Vuelta Pista looks pretty nice. Widely available new for $60, and fits on standard square taper BBs.
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on all my 1x's i use a standard road crank, 110, 130, 135, 144 BCDs, short chainring bolts and standard road (3/32") or track (1/8") chainrings. never had a problem with any of them (shimano 600, campy athena, SR cr, Dura-Ace 7900), even an old Shimano Deore MTB triple.
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
on all my 1x's i use a standard road crank, 110, 130, 135, 144 BCDs, short chainring bolts and standard road (3/32") or track (1/8") chainrings. never had a problem with any of them (shimano 600, campy athena, SR cr, Dura-Ace 7900), even an old Shimano Deore MTB triple.
What chainline dimension do you typically end up with?
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have three different 1x setups, each with a different crank and chain wheel. A Crosscheck with the oem crank and a 44 t chainring with a 9 spd 12x36 cassette. My commuter us Sugino road crank with 36 t chainring and the 12x36 cassette. My road bike a SRAM Force crank and 39 t chainring with 11-36 cassette. One of the flexibilities of a 1x set up is you can use just about any crank or chainring that will fit your bike.
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I got one of these for $23, and added a narrow-wide chainring for my 1x9. With the narrow-wide, you don't need any other chain retention device (bashguard, chain-keeper etc).
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post

1.3 lb for a single chain ring??? My discard bin 2x road cranks minus the salad plate weigh less.


Now this is more like it but still a bit of a pig for what you get.

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/produ...e-cx1-crankset

When they come out with 400-450 gm 1x road cranks I'll convert in a hear tbeat.
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I don't know if you already have a multi-ring crankset but instead of buying a single-ring crankset, I simply removed the inner and outer rings from my Deore crankset and bought some shorter crank bolts and just kept the middle ring. My middle ring has 36 teeth which is just about perfect for my 9-speed 11-28 cassette and the mostly flat riding I do. In fact, Unless I encounter a relatively steep or long hill, I don't even shift gears. I just ride it like a single-speed. I only have a handful of short rides on it but no problems with dropping the chain.
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Originally Posted by moochems View Post
The fixed/singlespeed might be a good place to ask. Sugino is well reputed over there.

Be warned ye who enter there.
The Sugino RD2 crankset is a nice single ring crankset.
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Originally Posted by Carson Dyle View Post
What chainline dimension do you typically end up with?
i don't measure. i check them visually to get in the ball park and then i listen for chain noise and adjust until it goes away completely. all are excellent.

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