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    Crankset that fit my bike?

    Planning to buy a bike that has this bottom bracket and crankest:

    SRAM GXP bottom bracket spacers 68 to 73 BB
    Mod SRAM Truvativ Stylo crankset including bottom bracket


    (not sure what spacers 68 to 73 means)

    What cranksets I can use with that bottom bracket? I'm plannign to change the crankset because the included Stylo has small Q factor and my hips are wide so I like a little wider Q factor.

    I'm looking something on the cheap side. Shimano has a lot of cranks under 100 but there's only one GXP crankset that I found under 100 which is Firex Trekking 3.3 and that seem to have wider Q factor since the crank arms are not straight, but it's a bit pricey.

    Is it possible to change the bottom bracket to different model like Shimano maybe? Then I would have more options for proper crankset.
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    Anyone?

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    There is the Truvativ AKA 2.1 crankset with GXP bottom bracket included for very cheat at Merlin Cycles for about 70 euros : Truvativ AKA Chainset & Bottom Bracket | Chainsets - MTB | Merlin Cycles

    This one have a removable spider and it's a nice one. I bought one myself and installed it yesterday, it's great.

    As for the 68 vs 73 mm BB, some bike come with a 68mm wide bottom bracket body and others have 73 mm. The GXP include two 2.5mm spacers to be able to install on a 68mm. If you have a 73mm BB, you don't need spacers.

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    Yes that's one option.

    Thanks for the information about 68 vs 73mm BB.

    Could I replace the GXP BB with Shimano Deore or SLX rankset compitable BB? I just want to know what the options are before ordering the bike.

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    A Sram crank set needs a GXP type bottom bracket.

    A Shimano crank set needs a Shimano type bottom bracket.

    Both will fit your frame with the correct spacers.
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    Thanks

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