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    Question: OEM FSA Afterburner BB30 w/ carbon spider

    Anyone use the OEM FSA Afterburner 44/32/22 BB30 crankset with the carbon spider? They are standard on a few bikes the last year or two, mostly Cannondales. Every so often I see one on Ebay.

    I was wondering about the reliability of them, ease of obtaining replacement parts like chainrings etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apacherider
    Anyone use the OEM FSA Afterburner 44/32/22 BB30 crankset with the carbon spider? They are standard on a few bikes the last year or two, mostly Cannondales. Every so often I see one on Ebay.

    I was wondering about the reliability of them, ease of obtaining replacement parts like chainrings etc.
    Can you post a link to one? I have the FSA afterburner bb30. The standard one, no carbon. I shattered my granny ring and it was a direct swap for an extra one I had on an old shimano (LX I think) crankset that I had laying around. I think as long as the BCD is the same one should fit, but of course it seems theres always just a tiny bit more to it.....
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    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/WebRo...A/DSCN4359.JPG

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...fsagcabb30-175

    It looks like the FSA Afterburner 386 but has the carbon spider. It was OEM on bikes like the 2010 29er 1.

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    Actually it looks like the standard triple afterburner with a carbon spider. The 386 has a 3 bolt spider pattern. I still think it uses the same rings. Also is there a reason you are looking at this one over the standard version? For the looks or to save weight? I think the weight savings is only 15g or so. Good luck, I wish there were more BB30 options too, at least MTB options under $500....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaro
    Actually it looks like the standard triple afterburner with a carbon spider. The 386 has a 3 bolt spider pattern. I still think it uses the same rings. Also is there a reason you are looking at this one over the standard version? For the looks or to save weight? I think the weight savings is only 15g or so. Good luck, I wish there were more BB30 options too, at least MTB options under $500....
    I'm looking for a BB30 crankset for a new 29er Cannondale frame that I recently purchased. I have been using one of the Hollowtech II adapters for my current 29er. With the new frame I want to run a BB30. Those cranksets can can be pretty inexpensive on Ebay. Under 200.

    The Shimano setup I have,running an SLX crankset with the resin adapters has been flawless.

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    One came stock on my 29er, I took it off in favor of a Hollowgram with XX rings.

    I rode it a few times before taking it off. It was solid, nice and stiff. BB30 plus the super wide arms made a really stiff and responsive crank. It isnt the lightest crank out there, but at 812g without bearings its respectable.

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    Just noticed I left the der. height sticker on for the first ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apacherider
    I'm looking for a BB30 crankset for a new 29er Cannondale frame that I recently purchased. I have been using one of the Hollowtech II adapters for my current 29er. With the new frame I want to run a BB30. Those cranksets can can be pretty inexpensive on Ebay. Under 200.

    The Shimano setup I have,running an SLX crankset with the resin adapters has been flawless.
    I am sorry, I meant the standard afterburner cranks vs the ones with the carbon spider both in BB30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    One came stock on my 29er, I took it off in favor of a Hollowgram with XX rings.

    I rode it a few times before taking it off. It was solid, nice and stiff. BB30 plus the super wide arms made a really stiff and responsive crank. It isnt the lightest crank out there, but at 812g without bearings its respectable.
    Which 29er model had the black version like yours?

    I really don't mind a little extra weight as long as it means that the arms are super stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaro
    I am sorry, I meant the standard afterburner cranks vs the ones with the carbon spider both in BB30.
    I understand. I see quite a few of them being unloaded on Ebay by liquidators and wanted to make sure that there was not a problem with their design or if people had been having issues with them. Only thing I could find is that a couple people had problems with the rings wearing down quickly. Another had an issue with chainsuck on one of the earlier models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apacherider
    Which 29er model had the black version like yours?

    I really don't mind a little extra weight as long as it means that the arms are super stiff.
    Theres an album in my signature, its the '10 Aluminum 29er 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Theres an album in my signature, its the '10 Aluminum 29er 1
    That's the same frame I'll be building up.

    I think most of the parts from my 2009 29er 2 will transfer over easily, with the exception of the cable routing.

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    Good job!

    I have the afterburner 386 w/ carbon spider. It came with my 2010 scalpel 2. It has been solid. No chain suck or abnormal ware. I am 200 lbs and notice no flex.

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