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Old 04-17-07, 05:27 PM
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All I want is a "standard" road triple

I'm trying to find a road triple crank in 30-42-52 chainrings, preferably in Hollowtech or some similar system.

It would appear that 30-42-52 is no longer "standard"? I keep finding 30-39-53, 30-39-50, etc. But the newer cranks don't appear to come in 30-42-52 anymore.

Maybe it's silly, but that's what I like. Why the change?
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Not quite but close: have you checked the Campy site: https://www.campagnolo.com/groupsets....&cid=7&pid=182. The Comp Triple comes in 30-40-50 or 30-42-53.

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Originally Posted by banzai_f16
I'm trying to find a road triple crank in 30-42-52 chainrings, preferably in Hollowtech or some similar system.

It would appear that 30-42-52 is no longer "standard"? I keep finding 30-39-53, 30-39-50, etc. But the newer cranks don't appear to come in 30-42-52 anymore.

Maybe it's silly, but that's what I like. Why the change?

I can't see any advantages to that combination. What am I missing? I agree that 53-39-30 sucks for touring or beating around. My preference is 48-38-26 or similar. Most of my time is spent in the 39. How about a Sugino XD600? I've seen them in 165mm to 180mm lengths with useable gearing. They take a standard square taper BB. Good luck

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I'm wanting to go with a Hollowtech/MegaExo/Giga X type interface. I guess I'm being resistant to a chainring combo that I'm not used to, and NONE of those type of crank/bottom bracket setups come with the chainring combo that I'm accustomed to. (30-42-52)

That being said...when I do the math 30-39-50 is a much smoother progression through those three chainrings. Perhaps that will work nicely after all...
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Were you aware that chain rings can be changed?

Can you do the following?

1) buy a triple crank and chainring bolts (without chainrings)
2) buy chainrings in your desired sizes
3) put it together

I am not sure if anyone sells cranks without chainrings, but my guess is an LBS could get one. And even if not, they could order one with chainrings and swap them for the ones you want while keeping the originals in stock for little or no premium charged to you.
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Originally Posted by cs1
I agree that 53-39-30 sucks for touring or beating around.

??? I can see why it would suck for touring, but I can't think of a better setup for "beating around".
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Originally Posted by banzai_f16
I'm wanting to go with a Hollowtech/MegaExo/Giga X type interface. I guess I'm being resistant to a chainring combo that I'm not used to, and NONE of those type of crank/bottom bracket setups come with the chainring combo that I'm accustomed to. (30-42-52)

That being said...when I do the math 30-39-50 is a much smoother progression through those three chainrings. Perhaps that will work nicely after all...
I recently bought a road bike with a triple 52/42/30. Most of my riding is done in the 42 and I can understand why you like it. It does seem to be the perfect ring for me as I rarely use the 52, but I think it is just that it is the middle ring. A 39 or 44 might work just as well. The 30 does get used a lot up our hills though. To be honest- If like me you rarely use the big ring- Then 30/39/50 sounds a better bet. Then I might spread the usage across the rings.
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I used to have an Ultegra 9sp triple with 52/42/30 config. I switched to DuraAce 9sp 53/39/30 and like it much better. It matches my other bike which is a standard double 53/39 so the gearing is the same. Also, I found on the rides I wanted the triple, I was always having to shift between the 30 and 42 which meant shifting the rear cassette an extra cog. Since I only use the 30 on the steepest, longest hills anyway, I prefer to have the 53/39 to use for everything else.
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Sora makes that crank, Old Campy 9-speed too. ALL the current and /or higher priced as been 53 for a few years now.Tiagrs might. Hollowtech is the new gen. so... doubt it.
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Originally Posted by banzai_f16
I'm trying to find a road triple crank in 30-42-52 chainrings, preferably in Hollowtech or some similar system.

It would appear that 30-42-52 is no longer "standard"? I keep finding 30-39-53, 30-39-50, etc. But the newer cranks don't appear to come in 30-42-52 anymore.

Maybe it's silly, but that's what I like. Why the change?

FSA Gossamer MegaExo Triple is 53-42-30 Is that close enough?
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