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Buckjazz

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I'm building a lynskey cooper, and considering cranksets. The bike will be Force 22 drive train.
Currently liking the Praxis zayante 48/32. I've also checked out white industries R30 crankset, but Q factor may be a bit wide. Looked at FSA adventure cranks, but they're so ugly I couldn't put them on a bike.

Anyone with experience on these?
Alternative recommendations?
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illwhim

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I'm using the praxis chainrings now on my more dedicated road bike, I think they are 50-34, can't remember, but they are really nice, they shift great and haven't shown any wear so far.  I put them on my Sugino ox901d crank, which is an option for you.  I've been using the Suginos for awhile now--a few years ago it was the one of the only  road cranks that you could fit a sub 33t inner ring on.  The one thing about them is you can go as low as 24t if you want--they use a dual bcd 110 and 74.  The stock chainrings they come with are also really nice, shift great, I don't remember why I decided to buy the Praxis ones, I think it was cause I switched back to standard compact rings on that particular bike.  Anyhow, I ordered the Suginos from Alex's cycle in Japan and it was shockingly easy and fast.  But I think you can order them now stateside (soma fab?  Bike mania?).  They have a really low q factor and come in Silver, which I love cause I have a steel rig which never looks right with black parts if you ask me.  Hope I didn't just add to confusion to your decision, good luck!
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PoolBoyMatt

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My take from working at the last shop:
Praxis or Sugino. We set a customer up with White Industries, used the ring combo they recommended for the sub compact setup. It shifted so terribly he brought in a few times, took it to another shop, and eventually we sold him a Sugino crankset at wholesale to fix the problem.

One of my coworkers ran Sugino and Praxis (went to Praxis to add the power meter) and he loves it. He is very picky, bike has to be perfect. He was happy with both cranksets.

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Smale Rider

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Rotor has 46/30 direct mount with their 3D+ crankset. Praxis is highly reguarded as well. The compact chainring was favorably comparable to dura ace rings. I imagine same shift quality with the 48/32.
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BluesDawg

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Originally Posted by PoolBoyMatt

My take from working at the last shop:
Praxis or Sugino. We set a customer up with White Industries, used the ring combo they recommended for the sub compact setup. It shifted so terribly he brought in a few times, took it to another shop, and eventually we sold him a Sugino crankset at wholesale to fix the problem.

One of my coworkers ran Sugino and Praxis (went to Praxis to add the power meter) and he loves it. He is very picky, bike has to be perfect. He was happy with both cranksets.



YMMV. I am running both a Sugino OX601 and a White Industries VBC square taper crank on different bikes. Both have 46/30 chainrings and both have shifted without problem. I have set up both the the White Industries square taper and R30 cranks for customers and they are both very happy with how they shift.
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PMC

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Praxis cranks are fantastic. I have 1500 miles on a set with the 4iiii power meter and they're super stiff and shifting is great. I notice no difference between shifting with praxis and campy or shimano.
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bobknh

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My $.02: I've been interested in both the Praxis Zyante and the White industries R-30 for my new build. While I haven't any experience with the White Industries cranks, I have several cycling friends who love them. For the time being I've decided to stick with my Ultegra 6800 CX 46/36 and my Chris King BSA bottom bracket for my new build. There are several reasons. Even though I can afford the expense, I would have to not only buy an expensive crankset, but I would also have to replace my Chris King BB. But, also, from a practical point of view, I'm happy with the 46/36 combined with my SRAM 11-36 11 speed cassette. 
- 46/36 is available from all the major component manufacturers at a reasonable cost.
- My eTap Wifli gear set can handle the gear range of my setup and has worked flawlessly for several thousand miles this season.
- you get more gear range "boost" from changes in the cassette tooth count.
- Here is the set-up of the SRAM 11-36 (11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 32, 36)
- Keep in mind, that for most riders, changes in gear ratio of less than 10% are physiologically meaningless. I picked up this little fact from the famous bike designer Mike Burrows many years ago. If you compute the gear ratios from the SRAM 11-36, you'll see that the jumps on both the 46 and 36 chainrings are very reasonable. Even the 4 tooth jumps between the 28 and 36 make sense - especially on the 36 chainring where you are most likely to use them.
My conclusion is that, for me, the 46/36 crankset, which is readily available from all manufacturers, when paired with a wide range 11 speed cassette -- also readily available at a reasonable cost -- is the way to go.
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