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BB30 PM Crank choices

Old 12-31-09, 02:58 PM
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BB30 PM Crank choices

I am considering a Quarq PM with a BB30 crank and with the limited choices, i've narrowed my BB30 (and one non-BB30) choices to:


SRAM S-900 - seems a bit heavy and not as nice as Red, or even Force.

Specialized F.A.C.T - i don't know anything about these other than they are updated for 2010

Rotor 3D with insert (no BB30 with Quarq). stiff enough for Thor, but not BB30.

and, in my dreams, a Cannondale Si SL Hollowgram. too expensive, unless bought used.

i am probably going to go with a Red chainring with one of these cranks.

https://www.quarq.com/cinqo


does anyone have opinions of these?

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Old 12-31-09, 03:31 PM
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There's a cannondale SRM for sale on ebay right now if memory serves.

Haven't used any of them, I'm looking for/thinking about a quarq.
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Old 12-31-09, 03:43 PM
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Last months Velonews did a test on several BB30 models..it's worth a read.
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The only true BB30 options right now are Cannondale or Specialized cranks I believe.

Unfortunately the Specialized Quarqs are out of stock right now, and from the email I got, they're hoping to get some in by spring I'm hoping to get the Quarq or I will have to go with the more expensive SRM if the Quarqs don't come back in stock within a month or so.

You can also get the Cannondale cranks with a Quarq or SRM too. These pop up on ebay quite often, but are quite expensive, even used.
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Old 12-31-09, 05:11 PM
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The new 2010 S900 cranks are lighter and stiffer. The BB30 Sram Quarq has the new arms.
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Specialized cranks are your cheapest bet, the Cannondale cranks are more expensive and increasingly only available in the $L variety.
I bet the Specialized CinQos will be available by Feb. Just get a Ptap in the meantime and then resell.

I had creaking probls with the Cannondale crank and the setup does not react well (re: removal) to Loctite green. It takes care of the creak, but removal is near impossible without damaging parts.
And unless you are sponsored by a Cannondale shop, you will want to avoid their ridiculous retail prices.

You can also get a BB30 Lightning setup (CinQos available), but that will run you ~$400 more than a Specialized setup and come out about the same in terms of weight.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
The new 2010 S900 cranks are lighter and stiffer. The BB30 Sram Quarq has the new arms.
The current S900 cranks are standard BB. As nitro says, there will be a new BB30 SRAM crank soon, the S975 which will be a Red level crank.

Check out the 2nd post (from top)
https://www.quarq.com/q-blog
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This is old, but what did you end up having?
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Originally Posted by Bnjmn View Post
You can also get a BB30 Lightning setup (CinQos available), but that will run you ~$400 more than a Specialized setup and come out about the same in terms of weight.
I didn't think Lightning had a BB30 option. The Specialized crank is essentially a BB30 Lightning crank.

Edit: doh, foiled by the dates
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I Have an FSA SL-K Light BB30 crank. It's good. There's the K Force one as well.

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Originally Posted by brian.thornburn View Post
I Have an FSA SL-K Light BB30 crank. It's good. There's the K Force one as well.
That won't help the OP unless it has a power meter on it...
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