Questions tagged [crankset]

The crankset is the combination of components that convert motion from the rider's leg movements into rotational motion to drive the chain and propel the bike. The crankset includes one or more chainrings (sprockets) and the two cranks, or arms, to which the pedals are attached.

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Are there smaller chain rings available for Shimano Tiagra Triple?

I have a Shimano Tiagra Triple 30/39/50 and I want to find out what is compatible in terms of smaller chainrings for touring. Ideally, I’d like to be able to go down to a 26 or even a 24 for the ...
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FSA Tempo crankset is not compatible with FSA Vero

I just purchased a new FSA Tempo Adventure JIS crankset - 46/30 to replace the FSA Vero Compact 50/34 JIS crankset on my 2018 Cannondale Synapse Sora 9 speed as I need lower gearing. Both are shown as ...
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Stuck pedal, I've tried everything

I'm looking for suggestions, when basically everything has failed to remove a pedal. It's a pretty new bike (Trek 520). The drive side pedal came off fine, the non-drive side did not. I am aware that ...
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Cosmetic or structural damage to Carbon Crank Arm

So I have a carbon fibre SLK Light Crankset and I managed to scratch up the right crank arm and the end has chipped off. I was wondering whether this is structural damage or cosmetic damage. It has ...
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Crank Sugino Impel peeled off

I have Sugino Impel Crank that little bit peeled off (like white spot and Gray Spot). Can I fix this issue with wet sanding using sand paper? I already search little bit, but still Im not sure it will ...
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Chainring Spider Mount Types

I have been wondering about the different types of spider (or direct mount chainrings) to crank arms and was surprised that I could not find anything spot-on about it. I kind of know that BMX direct ...
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Is there a left-sided powermeter that requires less than 8 millimeters of clearance?

I'm willing to spend some money on a powermeter to train a tad more effectively on my bike. The problem is, that my frame (Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 2018) does not have the required clearance between ...
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Shimano 5700 group set with 5800 crank

Can anyone confirm if a Shimano 5800 crank would be compatible with the 5700 group set ? What issues would I face in doing so, if any?
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Diagnosing the cause of clicking sound coming from drivetrain

My bike is making a clicking sound on every downstroke of the left crank. Here's a recording I took while out on a ride: https://soundcloud.com/jugdish/20210309-1510-recording-2-edit/s-x5znI4sdTPu It ...
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On my stationary bike the left crank is loose only at the top

When I peddle, only at the top (pedal at it highest point) does the crank seems loose. It feels like it skips a bit as I transition down. It does not wiggle from left to right but only front to back....
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square taper bonded to crank arms

I have had a terrible time trying to remove crank arms from the square taper spindle. The tool used correctly just was forced out and stripped the threads. The left-hand side was about half off and I ...
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1x12 Crankset to my 9speed cassette/chainring

good day maam/sir, i would like to ask for some ideas if i can use the new Deore XT Crankset 1x12 (36t) to my 9 Speedchain + 9 speed cassette? If not, how about 10 speed chains + 11-42 10 speed ...
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Three speed STI shifter on two speed crankset

I just bought old Shimano RSX STI shifters for my 90s road bike, which had a Shimano 600 Tricolor Group (2x7) with downtube shifters. While the rear shifter I bought is correctly a 7 speed one, the ...
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Absoluteblack oval chainring doesn't completely fit GRX crankset

I'm trying to install an absoluteblack oval chainring on a GRX FC-RX810-1 crankset. After assembling and tightening the bolts I noticed there's a gap between the chainring and the crankarm. Basically,...
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Would like to know if the following Crankset is compatible?

I have a Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 and I'm planning to replace my current crankset with a Shimano TOURNEY FC-TY501 6/7/8-speed Square Crank 48/38/28. Would like to know if this compatible with my bike. ...
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SRAM replacement dub crankset, is this pre-greased?

I'm replacing the NX cranks on my bike with X01 cranks, all of the install videos I've seen show people greasing the cranks but these look like they're pre-greased. There's blue/green stuff on the ...
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Mixing GRX crankset with Deore groupset on 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4

I'm riding 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4. It has almost full Deore groupset, except crankset. Here is the full spec list: Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100, 11 speed Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100, long ...
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Shimano crankset is near end of life, can I use a Tiagra 4700 replacement?

My road bike was bought in 2015 with a mix-match drive train: my derailleurs and shifters are Tiagra 4600 but the crankset is a Sora 9 speed (50-34). The large plate teeth are now quite worn out and I ...
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Damaged pedal threads on crank arms, having a hard time finding a replacement, what do I do?

I have the Vitus Nucleus 27 vr, but I recently broke the original plastic pedal on it after I hit a rock and so I replaced it with another set. The problem is I completely overtightened and damaged ...
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FSA crankset play

The patient is 2019 Cannondale Synapse with FSA crankset, BB30. I have an issue with adjusting the front derailleur. The chain rubs against the derailleur cage but only during the push phase of the ...
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Is a Hollowtech II BB compatible with an Octalink Crank? (Shimano Claris)

If I fit a Shimano Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket (Claris), can I still use my Octalink Claris crank?
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Clicking Left Pedal on Bowflex C6

I have a one month old Bowflex C6 spin bike. I am having a problem where the left pedal (SPD one side and toe cage on the other) clicks a lot when I am riding. I have verified that the crank arm is ...
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Can I use SRAM DUB Red Crankset in a Trek Madone SLR 7 that requires GXP?

I have an Allied Alfa Disc with SRAM Dub and Red AXS Crankset (with Quarq pm).... and I want to switch all my components onto this 2020 Trek Madone SLR 7 Frameset. My LBS says I have to buy a new SRAM ...
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What will be the easiest/cheapest way to get lower gearings on my "new to me" road bike?

I've recently become the proud new owner of a lovely late 90's steel road bike with some not so lovely "old school" gearing (53/39 chainrings and 11-25 8 speed cassette). As someone who both ...
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Lefthand crank arm for spinbike BH SB 1.8

i am trying to buy a new crank arm however there are 2 different type, a rhombic hole or square. After looking at the picture on Amazon, they look both the same. any help would be welcome.
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What are these markings on a Shimano FC-M770 crank?

On the very tip of the Shimano FC-M770 crank arms there are some markings. They are to be found on both crank arms on both of my sets, so they are definitely no random scratches. I suspect these are ...
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Is it possible to transplant the 5 arm spider of a Shimano XTR FC-M950 to a XT FC-M739?

The 5 arm spider of the FC-M739-5 has a BCD of 94/58mm whereas the 5 arm spider of the FC-M950-HG uses 110/74mm. Is it possible to use the XTR spider on the XT crank?
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How can I tell whether any crank is cold forged, hot forged or cast aluminium?

I know that cold forging allows for sleeker designs because cold forged aluminium is stronger. Are there any other giveaways that indicate a certain manufacturing process?
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Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset substitute

I have a Shimano FC-MT610 12speed 30T crankset and wish to go to a crankset with more teeth for flatter terrain. Shimano offers a 34T version. Is there a higher tooth crankset compatible with this BCD=...
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Can I put a 8 speed bike on a Elite Suito 11 speed direct drive turbo trainer

I have recently ordered an Elite Suito Direct Drive FE-C turbo trainer. The main use is for indoor, winter cross-training for my young son who's a keen athlete (we don't want to send him out in the ...
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Shimano Adjustable Crank Arm Length

I currently run Shimano 105/Ultegra/Dura-Ace (2X11) components on my road bike. Chain Dura-Ace Cassette & Crank 105 Derailleurs Ultegra I am looking to replace my cranks when I wear out my next ...
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Are all DUB cranks compatible?

I have a dub crankset with arm length 175 (https://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/models/fc-styl-7k-b1) I want to change the crank arm length to 167.5 There's no 167.5 crank arm for SRAM MTB line (I think ...
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Can i use a XT 8000 crank instead of GRX crankset

I want to lower the gearing in a GRX 800 set up from a single 40 ring to a single 32 ring or use a XT M8000 crank with 32 ring.Im old and slow.Will it work
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Changing arm length for DUB crank

My bike has a 175mm crank arm (https://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/models/fc-styl-6k-b1) on a Specialized Epic HT (https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Specialized/Epic-Hardtail-Expert,27186) I ...
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Can given crankset have limit on spindle width?

I would like to buy new crankset which is described as having 54 mm chainline for 110mm bottom bracket (this is square taped BB). Since I need 50mm chanline I calculated that I would need 102mm ...
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Does crank length affect the number of gears a bicycle needs?

When I was a child I noticed that as I out-grew my bike (or when I rode a smaller child's bike) I felt like I could accelerate better. The smaller bike seemed 'nippier', and in hindsight it was ...
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Trying to find a FC-M371 crank on line but no luck for my part of the world (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)

I need a Shimano FC-M371 crank set for my 29 inch Avanti mountain bike. Crank arm 175mm, 44 teeth on large sprocket, 32 on medium, then 22 for small. Having trouble location one in my part of the ...
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Cleaning and re-installing a crank

As a result of needing to replace a chainring ( Worn out chainring or missing tension ), I'm about to reinstall a crank, and would like to clean it before doing so. Regarding the next picture, can I: ...
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Click sound when I pedal hard

I have click sound when I do pedal hard and uphill. I tried to troubleshoot: Tighten my pedal. Tighten my crank. and I tried to remove my chain on and tried to add force to left pedal and it clicks, ...
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Replacing non-standard pedals on an exercise bike

I'd like to replace the pedals on my "Pro Fitness" recumbent exercise bike, and use clipless pedals instead (MTB or SPD). I tried to replace them, but found the diameter on the crank hole is ...
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Can you mount GRX FC-RX600 110/80 chainrings on a Tiagra 4700 chainset?

Has anyone mounted these https://www.bike-discount.de/it/comprare/shimano-grx-fc-rx600-2x10-11-speed-chainring-961783 on a Tiagra 4700 crankset? If they will fit it's a LOT cheaper than buying the ...
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When upgrading from a Claris to an Ultegra crank, the latter has a gap between BB and crankarm

I have a Giant contend 2 2017, its been a great work horse but now it needs changing, I got an Ultegra groupset for cheaper than a 2nd hand Ultegra spec bike. I've started with swapping the crank over,...
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Is it possible to tighten/replace my wobbly spider?

I have a Shimano FC-M460 crank and the spider is starting to wobble a little. Is it possible to tighten or replace the spider? I can't figure out which tool I would need to order. Or should I just ...
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Are chainring bolts alone strong enough?

Because of a custom application, I need to be able to use 104BCD chainrings. However, I need a stand-alone spider to hold the chainrings; the chainwheel will not be mounted directly to a 104BCD crank. ...
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Trek Mamba 2013, what BB and crankset for 1x?

Can anyone help me to find which kind of BB and cranks do I need for an 1x11 upgrade.
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Which chainguard (or alternative chainring) for a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset

My commuter bike is equipped with a Shimano FC-M 510 crankset, the teeth configuration being 44/36/22. Unfortunately, the largest chainring has no chainguard attached to it (and also no holes), so ...
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What tool do I need for this bolt that holds the crank arm on this stationary bike?

I'm amateur and got this stationary bike. The crank arm, I think that's what it's called, fell off. I can put the bolt back (the one inside the red circle) and turn manually but can't tighten it. ...
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Fitting Shimano pedals into a 3/4" crank socket

I bought a commercial grade spin bike (Niuweite F800 from China) for exercising at home during quarantine. I wanted to upgrade the pedals to Shimano pedals since I used to join spinning classes pre-...
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Compatibility of 38T chainrings to Deore crank

My bike (Canyon Pathlite 5) has an "FC-M5100-1, DEORE" crankset and a "Shimano Deore M5100 11s 11-51" cassette. Instead of the 32 teeth on the front chainring, I'd like to change ...
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Minimum chainring gap for front derailleur

On my city/trekking bike, I have a Shimano Alivio crankset FC-T4010. It was first delivered with 22-32-44 chainrings. After a while I calculated that with a 38 chainring, I was able to ride 99% of the ...
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