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Crankset - SRAM Force vs. Ultegra SL

Old 12-10-10, 07:13 AM
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I just popped on a truvativ touro on one of my bikes.
I really torqued the **** out of it with the 8mm allen key using a cheater bar.
I hope it doesn't wiggle loose, but at least I'll have a fresh set of rings I could use if it does.
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Are both crank sets compact or standard?

The compatibility with DA chainrings is a plus for Ultegra SL, but not sure if that's the case if you are looking at compact.

Ultegra SL is stiffer, and IMO, looks better than SRAM, but that ice grey finish doesn't last very long. SRAM Force is a solid choice, and it's a very IN brand right now, for the right reasons.

As all said, you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 12-10-10, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by goodtimes5
Niccccee. You'll dig that frame.

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+1 on uniformity.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi
Yup. And then how the spider is press-fitted onto every Sram crank (as far as I can see) just like it is on the sub-$50 Truvativ crank I had on two of my bikes so that it gets to wiggle loose and make me think that my CAAD8 and heavy Schwinn were developing frame flex, which I also noticed on a shop's Tarmac and Look bikes with Rival.

Three out of four Sram/Truvativ cranks I've ridden had the same stupid problem. If someone gave me another one, I wouldn't put it on my bike. If I got a deal on a full Red group, I'd still look for another crank.
Yep, me too. Here's a picture. Red arrows show the movement and yellow shows the gap.

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Originally Posted by goodtimes5
I'm looking for a crank and have come to two options: the current 2010 SRAM Force crankset or the Ultegra SL FC-6601 crankset. I like both equally, and they both cost roughly the same online (SRAM about $20 more). Which one would you get?

I'm currently running an Ultegra set-up if that makes any difference.


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Old 12-10-10, 06:14 PM
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Force....

I say this because I was shooting photos of one this morning and wanted to post a photo. I don't really have a preference.

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Really is hard to beat Shimano 10 speed cranks for stiffness to weight and shift quality.
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OP here:
The only reason I like the SRAM Force crank is because of its aesthetics and how it'd match with my frame. However, all this talk about the superiority of the Ultegra crank plus its already hot looks makes the decision seem clear to me. Going to go with Ultegra!
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Originally Posted by dalava
The compatibility with DA chainrings is a plus for Ultegra SL, but not sure if that's the case if you are looking at compact.
The 7800 chainrings compatibility is not available in compact.
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Old 12-11-10, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by goodtimes5
OP here:
The only reason I like the SRAM Force crank is because of its aesthetics and how it'd match with my frame. However, all this talk about the superiority of the Ultegra crank plus its already hot looks makes the decision seem clear to me. Going to go with Ultegra!


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Originally Posted by BmoreDrew
force would look amazing on that frame...
Absolutely Force without a doubt in my mind.
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Old 12-11-10, 12:34 PM
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Good choice with the Ultegra, it will look great.
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Well, since my CAAD9-4 came with a Force crank, that's what I'd go with
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