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SRAM Force Crankset (53/39)

SRAM Force Crankset (53/39)

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4.5 stars
 (3 Reviews)
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SRAM Force Crankset (53/39)

Competition-focused technology is available to everyone with SRAM's Force Crankset. Its unidirectional carbon design and integrated bottom-bracket axle ensure top-notch stiffness for awesome power transfer and exceptional lightness. And, because being light is nothing without being tough, the Force proudly boasts SRAM's hard-anodized PowerGlide chainrings for long-lasting durability and lightning-quick shifts

Features and Information

  • Bottom-bracket cups sold separately.
  • Weight: 791 grams (crankset and bottom bracket)
 
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    4.5 stars

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    Pros

    • Precise Shifting  (3)
    • Lightweight  (2)
    • Easy To Install  (2)
    • Stiff  (2)
    • Durable 

    Cons

    • Excessive drag in BB 
    • No ceramic bearing option 
    • Buy different brakes 
    • Flexible chainrings 

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking  (3)
    • Racing  (2)

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    4.0

    Stiff, reasonably light, shifts well

    By bigsprinter

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Stiff
    • Precise Shifting

    Cons

    • Flexible chainrings
    • Excessive drag in BB

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Racing

    Comments:

    I've had my 2007 Force group on my bike for three years now, and it's good stuff. The crank is no exception. Very stiff, shifts well (Even with a big jump between chainrings), and is reasonably lightweight. I had some initial trouble with the chainrings warping but the [...] I think newer cranks have stiffer chainrings, too.I will be upgrading to the blackbox ceramic BB, however, as the stock BB seems to have excessive drag relative to other outboard bearing BBs.

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    5.0

    SRAM outdid themselves

    By RideTi

    from Deep Creek

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
    • Precise Shifting
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Buy different brakes

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    Everything is A+++++. Smooth shifts after break-in shifting is thougthless. All cables hidden so it looks better than that Japanese company and is cheaper than the French one. Who cares about ceramic bearings unless you like throwing money away, no one will ever know the difference, ceramic bearings are overkill so don't buy into the hype.

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    4.0

    Beautiful, functional carbon crank

    By BigSprinter

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Precise Shifting
    • Stiff
    • Many gearing options
    • Not Shimano or Campy
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No ceramic bearing option

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Racing

    Comments:

    Great effort by SRAM on this crank, and the Force gruppo in general. This crank sets up easily and once it's on it shifts like a dream, whether you choose one of the compact options (50-34 or 50-36, rarer) or the normal 53-39.Time will tell how the carbon finish holds up in CAT IV racing but it sure looks cool out of the box.My one beef? I hope they're coming up with a ceramic bearing option to lessen the friction inherent in the outboard bearing design. I've heard rumours there's a new SRAM gruppo coming out that will be even higher-end than FORCE so maybe with it will come a ceramic BB option.

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