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Old 05-18-19, 01:18 PM
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Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple cranksets?!

Awesome! I'm going to go buy one because I love triple cranks! I could discuss the merits of them for hours!

In fact, we should.
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Old 05-18-19, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Bikes Direct has a lot of bikes with triple cranksets?!

Awesome! I'm going to go buy one because I love triple cranks! I could discuss the merits of them for hours!

In fact, we should.
new thread, please. here we are focusing on the tremendous weight penalty triples cost with their extra cm of cable ...... which I think we can all agree outweighs the benefit of the 22-tooth chain ring.
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Old 05-18-19, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
Because a granny ring weighs a few grams.
Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Don't forget the extra cable needed to move the derailleur another 5mm.
And the wider chainring bolts. When you add it all up it becomes obvious that triple riders are actually the strongest cyclists out there.
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Old 05-18-19, 02:05 PM
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Have you e-mailed your query to Bikes Direct customer service?
Since BD specs and sells the hardware in question they would better be able to answer your question than members of an online forum who have nothing to do with BD's operation and/or product specs.
Bike Forums is not Bikes Direct, even if the stock reply in the SS/FG sub-forum is "Kilo TT".


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Old 05-18-19, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
I'm shocked at the number of bikes that BikesDirect offers with triple cranksets. Why so many triples?
Reasonable question.

Please don't hijack this thread with a debate about the merits of triples.
Still reasonable. The question could be answered without a discussion of triples vs. doubles vs. singles.

If you like triples, please seek out your kindred spirits at the C&V and Touring subforums, or other websites that cater to beginners. Thank you.
Oooh! That's a provocation. Mentions web sites that cater to beginners– people who use triples, I guess you mean. Are the C&V guys beginners? Doubt that. Are the touring guys beginners? Dubious. Is the OP a beginner? Don't know, but he's the one looking at BikesDirect. I had never seen it before.

A reasonable person might infer from your post that you are in fact wizzing on triples, while trying to preclude any dissenting discussion.

Oh, and thank you.
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Old 05-18-19, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Shimano still makes triples for the middle through low-end lines.
That's what bit me when I needed a set of 105 shifters for our tandem.


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Old 05-18-19, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
I tried to find some decent (105 or better) Shimano 3x10 shifters earlier this year and could only find NOS. Shimano does have triples but current production is all lower end 3x8 and 3x9or Tiagra 4700 series in 3x10.

They key answer to the OP is that low end components are inexpensive.


The reason I wanted 105 3x10 was for our road tandem. All other needs, I get by fine with 2x10.

3x9 is a little easier, IMO. 9speed road shifter and mtb rear derailleur are compatible. Still need road triple cranks and FD though.
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Old 05-18-19, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
new thread, please. here we are focusing on the tremendous weight penalty triples cost with their extra cm of cable ...... which I think we can all agree outweighs the benefit of the 22-tooth chain ring.
These are 80 grams lighter than 5800 doubles!

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my BD Dawes with noname Shimano 2x7 shifts buttery smooth so far.
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Yeah, people can hate on BD if they like .... that's a different psychopathy, not for this thread. But triples ... long bolts, long cables .... and that XTR stuff is Pricey.

Since I live in Flatahoma, triples are less important but any time I venture outwards .....
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Old 05-18-19, 05:51 PM
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Because the world is not ready for quadruples?

Hell, I dunno. My Bikes Direct bike didn't come with a triple.
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Old 05-18-19, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
You really don't know what you are talking about, do you. You can make your claims about Asian made 1x12, but you don't tell what make it is, or where you ride. You've been a member here for a short a period, with a small number of posts, and that doesn't make you as knowledgeable as you think.


Yes, I know what I'm posting about. Yes, I've been riding an Asian-made 1x12 for a few years (Google SRAM XO Eagle or find someone to help you Google it) and finally, equating knowledge and experience with post count on BF is yet another example of how befuddled you are.
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Old 05-18-19, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by goldensprocket View Post

Yes, I know what I'm posting about. Yes, I've been riding an Asian-made 1x12 for a few years (Google SRAM XO Eagle or find someone to help you Google it) and finally, equating knowledge and experience with post count on BF is yet another example of how befuddled you are.
This post isn't very nice....
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
And the wider chainring bolts. When you add it all up it becomes obvious that triple riders are actually the strongest cyclists out there.
I suppose, when you add it all up, the extra weight is akin to waiting an extra half hour before having a piss. Or eating an extra banana.

But then, they can afford to, as they've got more gears.
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