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Bontrager Race GXP track crank

Old 08-06-09, 08:43 PM
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Bontrager Race GXP track crank

anyone have any reviews of it? some pros and cons would be great. cant find any info on it anywhere
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Old 08-07-09, 12:08 PM
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You know that trick little interface between the aluminum drive-side arm and the steel spindle? Yeah, mine separated. There's a reason it's being discontinued.
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Old 08-08-09, 12:07 AM
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crap...bought the bb/crank for $80 thinking they were a really good deal, hopefully that doesnt happen to me. any other experiences?
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Old 08-08-09, 10:54 AM
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I'm a huge fan of GXP cranks (SRAM, Bontrager, Truvativ) and use them on most of my bikes, road, mountain, fix, etc. The Race GXP Track was the only one affected by this problem. Sell it and buy a nice SRAM Rival crank with a Stronglight 49x130mm chainring. You won't be sorry!
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i dont know if i want to sell it just yet; im going to see how i like it but if it gives me any problems then ill get rid of it. thanks for the input!
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i think blicksblocks has those or the like.
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Originally Posted by oldfolksmashers View Post
I'm a huge fan of GXP cranks (SRAM, Bontrager, Truvativ) and use them on most of my bikes, road, mountain, fix, etc. The Race GXP Track was the only one affected by this problem. Sell it and buy a nice SRAM Rival crank with a Stronglight 49x130mm chainring. You won't be sorry!
Are you saying the SRAM and Truvativ versions are all OK?
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Yep. Only the Bontrager Race GXP Track had this issue. Omniums are bomber, and Rival-OCT cranks with Sugino or Stronglight chainrings are a personal favorite.
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