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new chainset/crankset needed

monasterymonastery Posts: 11
edited November 2013 in Road buying advice
I am looking for a light but affordable shimano compatible square taper triple chainset, the crank length is 175 mm and the outer ring is 52t, the inner rings are 40t and 30t.

I have only been able to find 1 shimano model that is out of stock and I have not had great experience with shimano chainsets so would rather try something else.

Many thanks!


  • 86inch86inch Posts: 161
    Try Spa cycles for their XD-2 chainset. Very good value.
  • Thanks for the suggestion!

    I reckon I would have to change my bottom bracket to get the XD-2 to work, it would also be neccessary to buy the crank bolts.
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,193
    Try St John Street Cycles
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,538
    Potential alternatives to Shimano would have been FSA Vero or possibly Truvativ but having done a quick search, I can't find any availability listed anywhere. Others might be more forthcoming.

    Your best option might be to ditch the square taper BB and opt for a Hollowtech II or FSA Mega Exo and that will open up a much wider number of options for cranksets
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