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    OT: Road bike cranks

    ok - quick question... I'm currently running the FSA Carbon Team Cranks with a DuraAce BB on the road bike. I really like the look of the new FSA and Truvativ external BB cranks - are any of those lighter than what I'm running now? I know I don't have the lightest set up on cranks but I don't want to add weight by switching to the external bb style.

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    no, the external bb cranks are not lighter than what you have right now.

    fsa carbon team issue (not sure if mtb or road) - 416g
    duraace bb - 175g
    total - 591g

    fsa k-force mega exo - 762g

    difference - 171g

    what you have right now is a very light crank set. dont switch it

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    That's what I needed to know! I will miss the big hole in the bottom bracket - atleast the XTR on my MTB will do me good!...lol

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    I wouldn't consider the switch unless you feel you road bike is flexy. I have 02 DuraAce crankset and Octalink BB on my road bike and never thought they felt flexy.

    As far as MTBs, I have the FSA Carbon Pros on my Scalpel with an FSA Ti ISIS BB. I also have the 760 XT/External BB crankset on my ByStickel SS. I never considered the FSA flexy, but I can definitely tell a difference with the XTs. They are the stiffest crankset/BB combo I have owned. I would recommend them highly.
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    I never noticed them being flexy before on the 03 Giant TCR Aero - but I was thinking about the new cranks as I switched my parts over to the new bike - the wife got me a Basso Zer0.9 frameset for Christmas. I know the external bb cranks have such a cool look- I didn't know if they could compete with the older light weight stuff.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by full_xtr_racer
    no, the external bb cranks are not lighter than what you have right now.

    fsa carbon team issue (not sure if mtb or road) - 416g
    Gosh that is light. Is that with rings?

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    Good call on the crank weight - I believe that is no rings - the weight weenies site lists the crankset (with rings) at 592g. So then add the Dura Ace bb @ 175g and I'm right at 770 grams plus crank bolts. So I could drop about 30-40 grams total for a few hundred bucks.... I'm sticking with the current set up for now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Freddy
    Good call on the crank weight - I believe that is no rings - the weight weenies site lists the crankset (with rings) at 592g. So then add the Dura Ace bb @ 175g and I'm right at 770 grams plus crank bolts. So I could drop about 30-40 grams total for a few hundred bucks.... I'm sticking with the current set up for now.


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    ooh i didnt notice that was without rings.. i was thinking that didnt really make sense lol
    new chainrings would lighten it up a bit

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