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Extra Long Crank Arms

beams87beams87 Posts: 151
edited June 2012 in Road buying advice
Hello everyone,

I am looking for a crankset with 180mm arms for my Road. I have trawled the net for some 2nd hand, and have posted in "wanted" under Road Parts.

Does anyone know where I can obtain a good stiff second hand Crankset with 180mm arms. Through some research, I have found that 180 is not custom, but they are very hard to come by!

Any advice?

"A beaten path is for beaten men"


  • Tom DeanTom Dean Posts: 1,723
    +1 new Sram is the way to go.

    Second hand ones don't come up too often.
  • beams87beams87 Posts: 151
    Tom Dean wrote:
    +1 new Sram is the way to go.

    Second hand ones don't come up too often.

    Thanks Tom. Will this fit/replace a Shinamo Tiagra set with 110BCD? Thinking of the bottom bracket size....
    "A beaten path is for beaten men"
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    If you buy an SRAM crank then you'll either need a new GXP BB or go for a Hope GXP adaptor for £8.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • HoopdriverHoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Leonard Zinn makes cranks up to and even above 200mm. Not cheap but you'll get what you want
  • MichaelWMichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Specialities TA were the GOTO guys for nice but expensive cranks in any size. The Carmina model is very versatile and can be setup for almost any style of riding; it is all old fashioned square taper but works well. Zephyr was the one-piece design, no longer made but top quality.
  • __PG____PG__ Posts: 7
    SRAM make 180 mm in Rival and Apex (but not Red or Force which have a maximum length of 177.5mm).
    Shimano make 180 mm in Dura-Ace only. 7900 cranksets can be had for about 320 pounds, 7800 (new) is about 250.
  • beams87beams87 Posts: 151
    PG just purchased a 180mm DA 7900 Double set. Got a good deal 2nd hand. All I need is a crank tool to change it out!
    "A beaten path is for beaten men"
  • I've got a set of 177.5 TT cranks here for an ISIS BB if you're looking for something for short money..

    Cycle related blog entries, including a few 5 minute reviews:
    http://anotherdooratthe.endoftheinterne ... y/cycling/
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