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Old 06-11-05, 07:49 AM
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Nashbar Trekking Crankset

Hello All,

I am looking to modify the stock gearing that came with my Trek 520. WAY too high. Has anyone had any experience with this crank? :

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=81&subcategory=1034&brand=&sku=11462&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename

Do you think that it would stand up to the rigors of touring, and would it shift OK with the existing drivetrain?

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There have been a few threads on this. I was considering the Nashbar one but decieded on the Shimano LX FC-581 crankset. The Shimano is 26/36/48 and comes with a bottom bracket. I paid $140 for mine out the door at the LBS. The nashbar is $75 for the crank plus you need an ISIS bottom bracket which is about another $25 or so from Nashbar. Then there is tax and shipping. The Shimano shouldn't cost too much more in the end, and you know what quality to expect. There is also the Sugino XD600 (26/36/46) which is about $70 sans square taper BB.

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Old 06-11-05, 09:38 AM
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Whoa, why not just swap the chainrings? Why a whole new crankset?

I'm kinda partial to the Sugino crankset (silver, and it fits my budget ). But it's square taper, and if you already have an ISIS bottom bracket that you're gonna keep, that wouldn't make sense. Sugino here (or any QBP shop).

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