SRAM Force 22 BB30 Crankset - Road Bike Shop
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SRAM Force 22 BB30 Crankset
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It's not hard to see why the BB30 bottom bracket standard is the preferred choice of many professional cyclists. The oversized, 30mm spindle and large bottom bracket shell add torsional stiffness, providing a responsive and efficient pedaling platform without increased weight. The system's direct fit, press-in bearings also eliminate the need for aluminum bottom bracket cups, further reducing weight. With the technology licensed from Cannondale more than a decade ago, a multitude of manufacturers now produce BB30-compatible products. SRAM's right there leading the bunch, having engineered its new Force 22 Crankset with the BB30 standard and innovative, 'True 22' X Glide R chainrings. One of SRAM's biggest accomplishments with the new Force 22 group was the generous carryover of Red's technology. The Force 22 BB30 Crankset represents this in full effect, as it was constructed with carbon crank arms and received Red's hidden bolt pattern and innovative 'True 22' X Glide R chainring calibration, giving you the ultimate in drivetrain power and precision. The new SRAM Force 22 BB30 Crankset was built using unidirectional carbon in the crank arms, matched to a forged alloy spider. This design is similar to that which SRAM employed with its Red/Quarq design, and it now incorporates the spindle into the crankset's non-driveside arm. Because of its large carbon-optimizing structure, SRAM's crank arms are able to use less material, effectively reducing weight without negatively affecting stiffness. This also allowed them to rotate the spider to take advantage of the large, flex-fighting crank arm. SRAM chose to stick with the 130mm bolt circle diameter standard, ensuring compatibility with aftermarket chainrings, but they've arranged the spider to position a mounting bolt on the backside of the crank arm. By integrating a mounting location within the existing carbon structure, they're able to reduce weight and deflection from shifting -- effectively enhancing the accura...