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Compact crankset for my bike?

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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I think that bike is hot. Out of curiosity why would you want to go compact? Why not run an 11-27 in the back? Then you still have the high gears for descents and sprints.
 

-dustin

boring
Jun 10, 2002
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austin
you'd just need to replace the spider with a Compact spider, and get some rings. the rough part is whether or not Cannondale is still making them. I'm pretty sure they are...just not positive.
 
Jan 3, 2006
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Why compact , I,m living in mountain state .sur of Spain , and this summer go to the French Alps ,If you don,t know thia place perfil, check the map,
also the hollogram system integrated only is compatible with this Cannondale.
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
6,199
4
Why compact , I,m living in mountain state .sur of Spain , and this summer go to the French Alps ,If you don,t know thia place perfil, check the map,
also the hollogram system integrated only is compatible with this Cannondale.
All I know is the word Alps, means steeeeeep :) Sounds like fun
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
I'm a huge fan of compacts. I think if I were in the Midwest I'd think differently, but I've got some pretty decent mountains around here, and I can use all the help I can in getting up them...
 

Mike B.

Turbo Monkey
Oct 5, 2001
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State College, PA
Compact for me too. If I stayed in the valley floor regular gearing would be fine but all the short steeps around are a lot more comfortable with a 34 up front.

Alp d'Huez is an unrelenting 10 miles at 8% but it's not uncommon for 2-3 miles at 14-15% around here and climbing isn't my specialty. Hell, I don't have a specialty nor can I maintain a tour like 15mph at 8%.
 

DirtyMike

Turbo Fluffer
Aug 8, 2005
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My own world inside my head
I have two Drive cranks, Both 105's On standard 53/39 the Other Compacts with 50/34.... For the most part I leave the standard on, most of my riding is pretty flat, and I think the loop through Oak glen is about 9 miles of climbing so I just man up and ride it, but when events like Ride around the Bear comes up, I will be puting the compacts on, 70 plus miles of climbing I will need all the help I can get then.