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so...I just got a rockin' deal on my new crankset...

Old 10-29-06, 11:26 PM
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so...I just got a rockin' deal on my new crankset...

I just picked these up on ebay today....for $130....

FSA K-force Mega-exo





Aside from wanting to brag about my deal...I wanted to get some impressions on them.

If you have them...what do you think about them? I know they have a reputation for weighing more than advertised...but I'm not too concerned with that. They'll still be lighter than my current Veloce crank/bb..

How are the "super-road" chainrings? Anything else about them I should know? or is it just a crank?
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I have fsa cranks, but not those. they look sweet! and 130 with the exo bb is a great price. I think fsa makes pretty nice stuff and a great option from the high price of campy stuff with pretty much the same performance.
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Originally Posted by fogrider
I have fsa cranks, but not those. they look sweet! and 130 with the exo bb is a great price. I think fsa makes pretty nice stuff and a great option from the high price of campy stuff with pretty much the same performance.
which crank do you have? does it have the same chain-rings? I know they're on the "Energy" set too...
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I have compacts...https://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...axid=21&pid=51 the're not super light, but respectable at 533 grams. I think that the outboard bb system is a little stiffer, but for the most part, you will only notice it in an all out sprint.
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Originally Posted by fogrider
I have compacts...https://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...axid=21&pid=51 the're not super light, but respectable at 533 grams. I think that the outboard bb system is a little stiffer, but for the most part, you will only notice it in an all out sprint.

nice....do the rings shift well? i've heard mixed reviews on the quality of the chainrings...I'm just wondering if I'm going to be looking for replacement rings or not...
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I have those - $130 is a smokin' deal - almost unreal.

I like them - a lot.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I have those - $130 is a smokin' deal - almost unreal.

I like them - a lot.

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nice....i never get tired of seeing those pictures...
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my next question is are they overkill for a Veloce/Centaur set-up?....haha....


meaning should I start looking for deals on record components??

it never ends....
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Originally Posted by aballas
my next question is are they overkill for a Veloce/Centaur set-up?....haha....

meaning should I start looking for deals on record components??

it never ends....
Not necessarily. I use them on an Ultegra 10 setup.

They came out with a bang in late '04 and have kind of fizzled since. Especially after it became known that FSA pre-hyped them at a lower than actual weight. Market is flooded right now - leading to amazing deals like you got.

They were originally in the $600 range and could be found new for $450 - which was a deal. Nowadays, I'm not sure.

Good cranks and terrific deal, no matter how you look at it.

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Seems like a pretty good price, but if they shift anything like the lesser Gossamer Cranks... *shudder* My Gossamers came stock on a new bike and they're a nightmare compared to standard Shimano and even Truvativs. Shifting to the big ring requires me to very gently softpedal, and even then the cranks will put up a fight. I thought my FD was horribly out of tune and maladjusted until three different shops all told me the same thing: FSA skimps on shifting mech. material on their cranks

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Not necessarily. I use them on an Ultegra 10 setup.

They came out with a bang in late '04 and have kind of fizzled since. Especially after it became known that FSA pre-hyped them at a lower than actual weight. Market is flooded right now - leading to amazing deals like you got.

They were originally in the $600 range and could be found new for $450 - which was a deal. Nowadays, I'm not sure.

Good cranks and terrific deal, no matter how you look at it.

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you can get them on ebay for around $300 now...brand new...

I just happened to stumble on these at the last minute...



.....and you should know I'm looking for an excuse to waste money on more parts...
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Originally Posted by digitoast
Seems like a pretty good price, but if they shift anything like the lesser Gossamer Cranks... *shudder* My Gossamers came stock on a new bike and they're a nightmare compared to standard Shimano and even Truvativs. Shifting to the big ring requires me to very gently softpedal, and even then the cranks will put up a fight. I thought my FD was horribly out of tune and maladjusted until three different shops all told me the same thing: FSA skimps on shifting mech. material on their cranks

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those are different chainrings from the "super-roads" on the k-force...hopefully these are better quality...
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I haven't had any issues with the shifting nor have I had issues with the interface - the connection between arms and spindle.

Some people have however.

https://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/dr...3_2491crx.aspx
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yeah..i'd read those reviews...and similar ones about the SL-Ks....but I know plenty of people with SL-Ks that absolutely love them....
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$139 at www.repartocorse.com Mine are 50/34 compacts and weigh 800 grams with the bottom bracket.

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Originally Posted by blandin
$139 at www.repartocorse.com Mine are 50/34 compacts and weigh 800 grams with the bottom bracket.


I had been looking at those....but I didn't want a compact...and I came across these....

those look really nice though
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I haven't put many miles on these yet, but have put in some miles on a pair of SLKs and they shifted fine.
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Originally Posted by digitoast
Seems like a pretty good price, but if they shift anything like the lesser Gossamer Cranks... *shudder* My Gossamers came stock on a new bike and they're a nightmare compared to standard Shimano and even Truvativs. Shifting to the big ring requires me to very gently softpedal, and even then the cranks will put up a fight. I thought my FD was horribly out of tune and maladjusted until three different shops all told me the same thing: FSA skimps on shifting mech. material on their cranks
That's funny, I've had the opposite experience with the Gossamer triple crank that came with my '05 Specialized Allez Elite. Very smooth and reliable shifting, despite my ham handedness.
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hmmm....now I need new pedals...my beat-up white looks will just look horrible with that....

anyone know the site with the best deal on Keo classics?
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Originally Posted by aballas
hmmm....now I need new pedals...my beat-up white looks will just look horrible with that....

anyone know the site with the best deal on Keo classics?
Probikekit?
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Originally Posted by Mach42
Probikekit?

best I've seen so far....anything better?
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bump for day crew
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I had my Gossamers installed at Performance Bike and they shifted like crap; would only go to the big ring grudgingly. I took them to Helen's Bikes and now they shift grrrrreat!
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What's the deal with FSA? They are heavier than DuraAce and cost more. What gives?
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Originally Posted by munkyv22
What's the deal with FSA? They are heavier than DuraAce and cost more. What gives?

they didnt cost more for me.....


but they're carbon....so that = blingier....I guess...
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