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advise or recommendation on Track Crankset??

Old 06-28-12, 02:45 PM
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advise or recommendation on Track Crankset??

Currently building another track bike but didn't know what crankset to choose this time, i want stiffness, aero, even better carbon

any ideas guys?

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Old 06-28-12, 02:46 PM
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Kilo TT crank
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Old 06-28-12, 02:48 PM
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Do you mean to use the crank from a kilo tt or to use the kilo tt as a crank?
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Old 06-28-12, 02:51 PM
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You can't use a Kilo TT as a crank. You'll need an SST-AL (size 54 or bigger) for that.
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are you using it for competitive needs? if so then I suggest you post this in the track forum, if not then you are wasting a huge sum just for looks wich is crazy.
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Originally Posted by timechaser View Post
Currently building another track bike but didn't know what crankset to choose this time, i want stiffness, aero, even better carbon

any ideas guys?

Something like this:
Since you decided to start the same thread here in SSFG, I'll delete the one in track.
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Old 06-28-12, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Since you decided to start the same thread here in SSFG, I'll delete the one in track.
Just trying to get answer from both world sorry still a noob on forum
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Old 06-28-12, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by timechaser View Post
Currently building another track bike but didn't know what crankset to choose this time, i want stiffness, aero, even better carbon
Use what people who are faster than you are using.

The cranks in your photo only come on the $12,000 LOOK L96.


Before those cranks, the French National Team was using Sugino 75s and Grand Mightys.



If Sugino 75s are good enough for a 7-time World Champion sprinter, they are enough for you.

Same goes for Dura Ace.
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Old 06-28-12, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
are you using it for competitive needs? if so then I suggest you post this in the track forum, if not then you are wasting a huge sum just for looks wich is crazy.
yes it's for competitive, i already had a track bike for training and street use
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Old 06-28-12, 03:26 PM
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yes Sugino 75 is on my list but i thought maybe there is other options

Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Use what people who are faster than you are using.

The cranks in your photo only come on the $12,000 LOOK L96.


Before those cranks, the French National Team was using Sugino 75s and Grand Mightys.



If Sugino 75s are good enough for a 7-time World Champion sprinter, they are enough for you.

Same goes for Dura Ace.
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Old 06-28-12, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post

Before those cranks, the French National Team was using Sugino 75s and Grand Mightys.

If Sugino 75s are good enough for a 7-time World Champion sprinter, they are enough for you.
Whoa. Now I feel much cooler with my 75's. I can say it's what champions use (or used in the past).
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Old 06-28-12, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
Whoa. Now I feel much cooler with my 75's. I can say it's what champions use (or used in the past).
They still use them.

The Malaysian team does as well as others:

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Originally Posted by timechaser View Post
yes Sugino 75 is on my list but i thought maybe there is other options
Of course there are other options. But, they are probably out of your budget.

Please don't turn this into a stupid thread.
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@carleton is that ever just the result of who a particulars teams sponsors are?
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anyone tried the Rotor cranks?
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Originally Posted by timechaser View Post
i'm looking for a crankset that cost no more then $1000
just get DA or S75/GM
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@carleton, is it legal to use a TT crank for the track (assuming the chainline is correct and you use only the outer ring)? Like the Zipp
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Originally Posted by hamfoh View Post
@carleton is that ever just the result of who a particulars teams sponsors are?
I don't really think so. But, I don't know for sure.

It may be more of a "We should all use the same equipment" thing as a team. It makes maintenance and keeping spares easy for the mechanics.

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@carleton, is it legal to use a TT crank for the track (assuming the chainline is correct and you use only the outer ring)? Like the Zipp
No, they are legal, and 130 BCD...and may use proprietary chainrings.

Oh, and...you can't run anything but a 53t chainring on that crank. Being able to change chainrings is sort of a big deal on the track.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Being able to change chainrings is sort of a big deal on the track.
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FSA makes a carbon track crank, if that's what you're after.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
If Sugino 75s are good enough for Scrod, they are enough for you.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
FSA makes a carbon track crank, if that's what you're after.
That is what I have on the track bike. Very nice power transfer.
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