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Recommendations for light, strong chainset

BaybashBaybash Posts: 136
edited December 2010 in Road buying advice
I have a budget of 250
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    double ?
    triple ?
    compact ?
    BB30 or std ?
    threaded BB shell or pressfit ?
    alu or carbon ?
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    You could try Stronglight :D
  • BaybashBaybash Posts: 136
    Compact, threaded BB, would love carbon
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • Red is a good option if you aren't riding Campagnolo and can bear the graphics.

    Otherwise Campagnolo carbon UT
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Anything Sram produces is a bad option if you want a good quality reliable groupset.

    If this is what you are looking for, Campagnolo is the answer.
  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    Got this for sale = http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12744471

    The cups aren't in a brilliant state (someone was a little heavy handed installing them so they have a few scratches etc. round the outsides!)
  • Anything Sram produces is a bad option if you want a good quality reliable groupset.

    If this is what you are looking for, Campagnolo is the answer.

    LOL ... I don't much care for SRAM either though their chainsets are among the better parts of the groups.
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,140
    If you have Campag, Merlin are doing the Centaur UT carbon for £150.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Anything Sram produces is a bad option if you want a good quality reliable groupset.

    If this is what you are looking for, Campagnolo is the answer.

    Not bigging up SRAM by any means but I've not seen any bad words on the chainsets myself .......Campag UT on the other hand...... that's had a fair chunk of bad press in its time. :wink:

    The Campag stuff certainly looks the business though.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    some bling here

    http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtop ... =77&t=5991

    Not much in it between Red and Record in terms of performance
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • Yeah, I think it's one of the better parts of the SRAM group - along with the brakes, whcih are very good.

    Q-factor would be a PITA coming from Campagnolo.

    I find CULT bearings the smoothest of the main manufacturers' offerings.

    And IMO Campagnolo carbon looks far nicer than Red.

    But the 52-36 option is sweet - wish Campag offered that stock.
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