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Old 05-06-17, 10:20 PM
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Here is one of the FSA 46/30T offerings ($380):

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...38&category=62
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Here is one of the FSA 46/30T offerings ($380):

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...38&category=62
Yea several retailers have put up listings... None have stock. Which is pretty funny for a crank set announced nearly a calendar year ago. It is practically a di2 launch
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I just found a few notes I had on various crank Q-factors and other vitals:


Q-factors

Product Name: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 Crankset 2x11
Chainline: 43.5 mm
Axle profile: integrated bb axle 24mm
Recommended Bottom Bracket: SM-BBR60 / SM-BB72-41B
Bolt Circle: 110 mm
Q-Factor: 146.6
Weight: approx. 670 gram (170 mm; 46-36 teeth)
approx. 676 gram (170 mm; 50-34 teeth)




SUGINO OX901D Compact Plus Crankset
PCD: Compact Plus+(110mm/74mm)
Compatible: SHIMANO 11s, 10s
Chainline: 43.5mm
Q Factor: 145mm
Weight: 46-30T 165mm (713g)




White Industries G30 adventure gravel crank set
Price: $300 crank arms and spindle
Crank colors: black anodize or silver polish
Extractor colors: red, blue, pink, purple, black, gold
Crank lengths: 165mm, 170mm, 175mm, 180mm
Material: 2024 al
Weight: 570g *
Chain line: 2x: 45mm
Q factor: 171mm


White Industries R30 road
Price: $300 crank arms and spindle
Crank colors: black anodized or silver polished
Extractor colors: red, blue, pink, purple, black, gold
Crank lengths: 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 180mm
Material: 2024 al
Weight: 560g *
Chain line: 2x: 45mm
Q factor: 157.2mm
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I just found a few notes I had on various crank Q-factors and other vitals:


Q-factors

Product Name: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 Crankset 2x11
Chainline: 43.5 mm
Axle profile: integrated bb axle 24mm
Recommended Bottom Bracket: SM-BBR60 / SM-BB72-41B
Bolt Circle: 110 mm
Q-Factor: 146.6
Weight: approx. 670 gram (170 mm; 46-36 teeth)
approx. 676 gram (170 mm; 50-34 teeth)




SUGINO OX901D Compact Plus Crankset
PCD: Compact Plus+(110mm/74mm)
Compatible: SHIMANO 11s, 10s
Chainline: 43.5mm
Q Factor: 145mm
Weight: 46-30T 165mm (713g)




White Industries G30 adventure gravel crank set
Price: $300 crank arms and spindle
Crank colors: black anodize or silver polish
Extractor colors: red, blue, pink, purple, black, gold
Crank lengths: 165mm, 170mm, 175mm, 180mm
Material: 2024 al
Weight: 570g *
Chain line: 2x: 45mm
Q factor: 171mm


White Industries R30 road
Price: $300 crank arms and spindle
Crank colors: black anodized or silver polished
Extractor colors: red, blue, pink, purple, black, gold
Crank lengths: 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 180mm
Material: 2024 al
Weight: 560g *
Chain line: 2x: 45mm
Q factor: 157.2mm

The Praxis Zayante is 147 mm
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Well damn.

I was in the bidding for a ROTOR take off 46/30 crankset...but lost the bidding. These evidently are OEM equipment on some bikes and the only way you ever see them is take-off auctions.


Would probably have been a nice stiff crank too.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
I got all excited about the FSA 46-30 but couldn't find it anywhere.
I wrote FSA, who replied:

Hello Curtis,
That version of the Omega will be available later this year as a 2017 model year product.
Sincerely,
brysfleming

And it seems even deep into 2017 you can't find them anywhere. Way to go FSA!
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Well damn.

I was in the bidding for a ROTOR take off 46/30 crankset...but lost the bidding. These evidently are OEM equipment on some bikes and the only way you ever see them is take-off auctions.

Would probably have been a nice stiff crank too.
Yeah, I'd have bid on that too for more than it went for. That's what comes on the high-end Felt VR2, where on my VR5 they went with a cheaper FSA with 48/32 rings.

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And it seems even deep into 2017 you can't find them anywhere. Way to go FSA!
I have one on "backorder" with my LBS, who informed me that FSA told them "late May to early June," so we'll wait and see...
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Yeah, I'd have bid on that too for more than it went for. That's what comes on the high-end Felt VR2, where on my VR5 they went with a cheaper FSA with 48/32 rings.


I have one on "backorder" with my LBS, who informed me that FSA told them "late May to early June," so we'll wait and see...
Which model did you order? I need this one waiting to hear back from my LBS on whether they can get it. This one is an OEM for Spsecialized, so my guess is FSA is backordered because they are filling all their orders first.

SL-K modular BB386EVO crankset - Cranksets - Type
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Originally Posted by skids929 View Post
Which model did you order? I need this one waiting to hear back from my LBS on whether they can get it. This one is an OEM for Spsecialized, so my guess is FSA is backordered because they are filling all their orders first.

SL-K modular BB386EVO crankset - Cranksets - Type
Yes, that is the one that I'm waiting for. I was hoping to get it before a trip that I have scheduled for early June, but doubt that it will be here by then. As long as it gets here before August I can wait.
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Yes, that is the one that I'm waiting for. I was hoping to get it before a trip that I have scheduled for early June, but doubt that it will be here by then. As long as it gets here before August I can wait.
Oh good! Well at least I know they actually exist other than in pictures! Hopefully they will come back to me with info and I can put a backorder in for it. This one is a DM and my current is a FSA Gossamer with a spider 110 ABS I think...Hoping this will be an easy swap out.
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Yes, that is the one that I'm waiting for. I was hoping to get it before a trip that I have scheduled for early June, but doubt that it will be here by then. As long as it gets here before August I can wait.
I'm honestly starting to doubt it is coming. Seriously it was announced over a year ago this month, and still no retail stock.

Like the ROTOR cranks, vapor ware for oems only it seems.
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Well damn.

I was in the bidding for a ROTOR take off 46/30 crankset...but lost the bidding. These evidently are OEM equipment on some bikes and the only way you ever see them is take-off auctions.

Rotor 3D30 46/30 Adventure Crankset with bottom bracket 110BCD 172.5mm | eBay

Would probably have been a nice stiff crank too.

That's a nice set at a good price.

I ended up getting the WI 46/30. Needed the parts now, and figured it would give me much more gearing flexibility in the future.
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Yes, that is the one that I'm waiting for. I was hoping to get it before a trip that I have scheduled for early June, but doubt that it will be here by then. As long as it gets here before August I can wait.
Doug, how do you like the new Felt VR?
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Doug, how do you like the new Felt VR?
Absolutely great bike, but not much chance to ride it since I got it last Fall. I'll know more in a few weeks after I've taken my first multi-day, multi-surface rides on it. I'll let you know.
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FWIW, I am already regretting the square taper BB regression. The rest of the WI crankset seems fine, so the new 30mm version is probably a better option for those able to use it.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
FWIW, I am already regretting the square taper BB regression. The rest of the WI crankset seems fine, so the new 30mm version is probably a better option for those able to use it.

Hopefully the FSA SL-K 46/30 comes out soon....


For the R30 WI crank....$300 arms/spider+$175 rings+ $100 BB cups....for alloy cranks is pretty cray. Makes the sub-$400 for carbon arm SL-K look like a steal.
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I think the SUGINO OX901D Compact Plus Crankset might be a cost-effective (as opposed to inexpensive) alternative.
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Just got a call from my LBS that FSA is ready to ship my crank out and they wanted to verify my crank-arm length, etc. They said it should be in sometime next week. I'll let y'all know!
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Hopefully the FSA SL-K 46/30 comes out soon....


For the R30 WI crank....$300 arms/spider+$175 rings+ $100 BB cups....for alloy cranks is pretty cray. Makes the sub-$400 for carbon arm SL-K look like a steal.

Another (cheaper) option would be to get a Rotor 3D crank on eBay and try and source a 46/30 ring from Europe.

BTW. I got my WI 46/30 rings for $135.
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Well, it's here and in my shop downstairs. Unfortunately I won't be able to get it installed for another couple of weeks, but I'll let you know how I like it when I do.

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Well, it's here and in my shop downstairs. Unfortunately I won't be able to get it installed for another couple of weeks, but I'll let you know how I like it when I do.

Where in the heck were you able to buy that from? Seriously.
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Where in the heck were you able to buy that from? Seriously.
My LBS ordered it, directly from FSA I believe. It was on back-order for about a month before it finally arrived.
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I wrote FSA:
Sorry to be a bother, but her it is almost July and I can’t find this crankset anywhere. It even seems to have disappeared from the FSA web site.

It’s not your adventure crankset, right? This is a slightly upgraded version if I remember correctly.

Any hints on where I can find this product, or if it exists?


I got this reply:
The crankset is in stock, so any bike shop will be able to order it using that part #. Since we are a wholesaler, any shop can either order the cranksets via their distributor network or by contacting FSA directly.

Here's an earlier message:
No worries, the ETA for the 170mm Mega Exo type Omega 46/30t cranks has been set at 4/24/2017. Which means they will be available for sale about 4-5 business days after. Use the below part # to place an order for a set around that time via most bike shops. You will what to find out what bottom bracket standard Motobecane used. The below Omegas fit and come with an BSA (English) threaded bottom bracket.

330-0158BJ3261 Omega Adventure ME 46x30 N10/11 170mm SB black V17 w/o BB,CK-4002ST/WT $ 156.99 retail.
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Where in the heck were you able to buy that from? Seriously.
Well, it proves they finally made at least one.
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I'm 53, live in a very hilly area (Santa Cruz mountains), and am in the late stages of recovering from a nasty ankle break. Currently I have an Ultegra 50/34T 11-speed crank and a 11-32T cassette (Di2, which was bundled with my hydraulic discs as the time). On some hills I could use a lower gear, and realized that replacing a 50T ring with a 46T ring would only entail losing the 50/11 combination, which I very seldom use. (50/12 = 46/11 0.01).

Has anyone here switched over to a 46/30T crank? I have a conventional BB shell, so I can't use BB30, and my Di2 system limits me to a double chain ring and a difference of 16T. My absolute ideal would be a drop-in replacement for my hollotech Shimano Ultegra 6800 crank.
I say why not? I did something similar with a mountain bike I had many years ago. Everybody is different, and I believe this actually made me faster even though I was turning the crank at a higher RPM. Everything and body has a sweet spot. Go for it and see how it works for you. If you don't like it, you can always either change it back, or try something different yet.
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