I think the most versatile and also lighter might be the Lightning carbones which i miss in the list above. With Extralite you get either 68 or 73mm width and just one spider option. No double !Ninko said:Extralite Is the lightest of them all, at 500 gram for a crankset including axle and bearings, without rings. Big axle, Big bearings, I think the best combination of all above...
I know you like the Lightnings! But they don't have much more than Extralite... I was doubting between those 2 but the Extralite looked better for me. 1. it's just alloy instead of fancy carbon, nothing wrong with that, but I trust alloy more for a crankset.nino said:I think the most versatile and also lighter might be the Lightning carbones which i miss in the list above. With Extralite you get either 68 or 73mm width and just one spider option. No double !
Sorry for the offtopic but i have to get a few things straight:Ninko said:I know you like the Lightnings! But they don't have much more than Extralite... I was doubting between those 2 but the Extralite looked better for me. 1. it's just alloy instead of fancy carbon, nothing wrong with that, but I trust alloy more for a crankset.
Second, 64/104 is just a good spider size, every possible ring is there in that size, so why should I want something different? Extralite makes super light double chainrings also.
And you don't only get 68 or 73 BSA... you also get E-type, BB30 68 and 73, Specialized OSBB, BB91...They also have a lot more parts for adjusting bearings, and special adapters to gain the right bottom bracket width... I don't like that, those are only chances they go creaking. So tell me again, why should I buy Lighthing? The only thing I can imagine is to lose another 40 grams... Just for the cost of over €300....
ouh-where is the advantage?Kwik said:This could be a good crankset to:
It should also be in 2 rings soon. Price and weight is good I think. I will get some soon.
yes - my Scott Scale usually has E-Type but i use different derailleurs anyway.Buoyen said:The only real advantage the lightning has over the Extralite is the option of using Rotor 27/40...
Nino, do you use a e-type fd? Someone who is wondering about getting a extralite or ligning, do you think he/she cares about e-type?!
I don't say it has any advantages above other cranks, 500 euro including rings/weight around 650 gram including rings/ compatibel with a lot off brackets.nino said:ouh-where is the advantage?
heavier,expensive,less versatile and still not available as well.
My chum has a double chainset on his scott spark running XTR groupset with a Durace 12-27 cassette and it is shifts perfectlyShredr said:Those KCNC cranks are BEAUTIFUL! Best crank-arm design I've seen yet.
This is the first time I've heard of that company. They make some other really nice stuff too.
1) I'm curious how the double or triple would shift using Shimano stuff- cassette, chain etc.?
2) Could I retrofit Shimano rings on there if I wanted, just so I could use those cranks?
I personally don't think carbon cranks are a good idea. I like light stuff too, but I feel durability is far more important...more important than saving some 100-200 gms.
roybatty please give any feedback on those cranks as time goes on.
I don't feel like waiting til (late) 2010 for the new XTR crankset (10 spd? -YUK! NO THANKS).