Suffering from Knee pain?
Knees hitting your stomach/chest?
Look no further, shorter cranks could be your answer. Now in stylish black!
Is scientifically proven:
‘No one gets injury from a shorter crank.
But too long a crank will cause problems!’
I am 175cm and this length works for me; especially when I am on drops or TT bike!
Among the lightest in the market.
(Is damn light! Is tangible!)
At around 600g, it beats all competitors.
Shorter cranks lightens it even further!
Experience riders will know that lightweight bikes are very responsive!
If your knee feels sore or painful after ride,
or it hits your chest or stomach or even the handle bar. This may most likely be the answer!
This version of the SRAM crankset is regarded as the best. The spider and crank is hollow one piece carbon.
The latest model paint tend have visual scratch/wear. This version doesn’t; thus most ppl stick with it.
GXP BB cranks can also fit all other SRAM BB.
be it BB30, BB386 (with a simple adapter, but not other way); thus GXP is the most versatile crank!
I myself swear by shorter crank (I am 175cm tall).
As one cycling to work daily, I started having regular knee pain from 172.5mm crank.
Bike fit, saddle height adjustment, you name it I done it; nothing worked.
I felt slightly more comfortable going down to 170mm.
But going down to 167.5mm and 165mm crank length on both my road and TT bike, and the pain was gone. Shorter crank is easier to spin also!
For those worried about standard crankset:
Don’t be intimidated by 53T crank neither; especially if you have been using 52T (semi), 1T chainring difference is very small. Trust me I tried it.
Your rear cog (cassette) makes much more difference.
It takes about 3T Chainring = match 1T rear cog in change.
And all short derailleur cage can handle a 11-30 Cassette (manufacturers tend to be super conservative). Most short cage derailleur can even put a 11-32 Cassette.
34T Chainring with 28 cog (34-28) is equal to 39-32.
(This is the truth, Standard Crankset is not restricted to fit riders. Cassette size has a big say)
Why I sell this new set?
I wanted to replace my SRAM Force with this, but I went another bound for the Quraq power meter version (burning a hole in pocket. So please be reasonable as I recoup my lost. This crank cost me $600+ when I bought it)
The SRAM RED® Exogram Crankset is completely hollow all the way to the spider. Its hidden bolt pattern makes better use of carbon fiber to further improve stiffness and shed weight. The stunning X-GlideR™ chainrings are optimized for use with the Yaw™ Technology in the front derailleur, delivering seamless, flawless performance.
- Exogram technology uses a large, hollow cross section all the way to the spider, minimizing weight while maximizing stiffness. Our stiffest crank ever
- Hidden bolt pattern leverages the characteristics of carbon fiber while presenting a sleek appearance
- Stiffer X-GlideR™ chainrings feature thicker construction, advanced shift timing pins and ramps, which are optimized for shifting with the Yaw™ front derailleur
- Stunning two-tone finish