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Is this crank upgrade going to fit ?

andy335touringandy335touring Posts: 20
edited August 2014 in Road buying advice
Hi, sorry if this might be an obvious question but is this crank going to fit my bike ?

My bike is BB386 which the new crank says it is but in the description it says it's got a " Lightweight BB30 bottom bracket spindle gives additional stiffness " which has got me confused due to my ignorance of cranks/BBs/spindles/etc.

My bike is the following...

The crank I'm looking at is this one...



  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    No. Your bike is BSA so a standard 24mm axle. There's probably an adapter on the market but tbh you're better off buying a 6800 chainset.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • Thanks !
  • how is the rt58 aluminium frameset?
    Regarding the crankset, just buy the 6800 or 5800 from shimano, much less aggravation with the bearings. Even an R565 for £49 would be good and certainly prettier than the tiagra crankset which must be ugliest bike component ever made...
  • It's my first racer so I don't have any thing to compare it to but apart from the saddle not being the most comfortable and a slight tweak to the gears it's been great.

    For the price V's spec'/weight I thought it was a good buy for my fist decent racer.

    Even better value as I got it when it was £600 rather than the new £700 price ! :)

    It comes with a FSA Gossamer Compact BB386 EVO Chainset rather than a tiagra. I was looking at the other FSA chainset as it was on offer for a good price and was iirc 250-300g lighter than mine.
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    If your bike came with a BB386 chainset then it would have the appropriate BB installed to allow you to make the upgrade. The specs list the BB as BSA which doesn't really make a lot of sense. Might be worth sending them an email.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • Just dropped them an email, thanks
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    You can get a bottom bracket that fits a BB386EVO crank to a BSA threaded frame, so it's entirely possible that's what you have.

    Having said that, there are more worthwhile upgrades yo could make, like wheels.
  • Just copied this from the build/invoice ?

    FSA BB386 EVO Bottom Bracket / Megaevo BSA threaded / Steel
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    In that case yes, it will fit.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
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