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    FSA Carbon Pro crankset $129...

    ...at Colorado Cyclist:

    FSA Carbon Pro

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    for road...

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
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    FSA Carbon Pro
    FWIU, triples on a road bike is like riser bars with bar ends.

    Great price, nonetheless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    FWIU, triples on a road bike is like riser bars with bar ends.

    Great price, nonetheless!
    I can't believe you said that, hahahaha.

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    Didn't realize this was a road crankset, perhaps because I also didn't realize anyone would put a triple on a road bike. DOH

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    FWIU, triples on a road bike is like riser bars with bar ends.

    Great price, nonetheless!

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    Triples for the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    FWIU, triples on a road bike is like riser bars with bar ends.

    Great price, nonetheless!
    I have seen european Pros use triples in races before now. But then I've also seen some push their bikes up a specific hill when they were running doubles. There's an incredible hill on one of the (flat ?) Belgian races. I'd like to say the gradient is 25% but that's based on my rather flakey memory.
    And where I live triples on road bikes are somewhat mandatory. Then again someone I know uses a single-speed cruiser (with a wicker basket with flowers in it) for her road work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckeeLocal
    I have seen european Pros use triples in races before now. But then I've also seen some push their bikes up a specific hill when they were running doubles. There's an incredible hill on one of the (flat ?) Belgian races. I'd like to say the gradient is 25% but that's based on my rather flakey memory.
    And where I live triples on road bikes are somewhat mandatory. Then again someone I know uses a single-speed cruiser (with a wicker basket with flowers in it) for her road work.
    I was telling my friend today about the road up to Donner Ski Ranch. I used to blast it in my double, but could see how some may need a triple. What other roads in them parts is triple riding? Man, I miss that place.

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    Do you ride in an area where you can't maintain 10mph up a hill? If not, then you need a triple to maintain a high cadence. I think a 52x25 at around 90 rpm's is about 10-11mph on 700c wheels. There are a lot of hills where strong group riders cannot maintain that speed. They should get triples to maximize their efficiency. In our area there are no climbs more than 1 mile long, but in places where there are real mountains with 5 mile climbs it's really not that silly of an idea. The new compact cranks look really cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    Didn't realize this was a road crankset, perhaps because I also didn't realize anyone would put a triple on a road bike. DOH

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    FWIU, triples on a road bike is like riser bars with bar ends.

    Great price, nonetheless!
    That is such a ridiculous statement.

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    Touring road bikes use triples, although using a carbon crank on a touring bike might be a little unusual.

    I run a set of bar ends on a riser bar on my commuter. I have a section of road that I ride that always has a head wind (ocean front) so they help to stretch out a little and reduce the wind resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckeeLocal
    I've also seen some push their bikes up a specific hill when they were running doubles. There's an incredible hill on one of the (flat ?) Belgian races. I'd like to say the gradient is 25% but that's based on my rather flakey memory.

    Kwaremont or Redout or something like that.... it's also cobbled and when the pack is all bunched up the guys at the back are going so slow they must get off and push; a triple prob wouldn't matter in this scenario. But in the Vuelta a few years back some were using triples up the Angliru. With compact doubles (a la Tyler) I think triples in the pro peloton will become even rarer. that said, a carbon triple seems ridiculous.

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    The latest trend is road compact...

    74/130 bolt pattern, 36/50 or 52 c-rings....its all about 90 rpm, whatever the delivery system. At a certain point in our recent Mt. Biking history, "riser bars" were only for cheesy, cheap ass bikes, and there were endless debates about how suspension made one a sloppy, lame rider. Progress moves forward, and slaves to fashion will never let loose their potential when crippled by style...

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    The Triple on sale is a 2002 model, based on the photo.

    The Triple on sale is a 2002 model, based on the photo.

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    $169 for MTB cranks

    Cambria Outfitters has the FSA Carbon cranks for $169. This is about the cheapest I've seen then anywhere, including EBAY.

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