FSA Gossamer Road Triple Cranksets

2.67/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

6061/T6 Cold forged aluminum crank arms Precision CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifting. 53/42/30 Weight - 690 grams

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jburnha a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2011

Strengths:    - Chainrings are of high quality, ramped and pinned shifting well (when FD was properly adjusted / paired). And they look good!
- ISIS BB runs smooth & has been maintenance free.
- Price! -- managed to get this crank well below MSRP
- Never have had any problems over thousands of miles
- Always has felt stiff and reliable

Weaknesses:    - Its a triple, so yes its heavier and there are chain-crossing problems though they are minimal.
- Anodized black on right arm has worn away to silver (expected)

Bottom Line:   
Had an accident and bent the stock crank arm on my Trek 1500 and found the FSA Gossamer Triple (53/42/30 ISIS) as an affordable and sharp looking replacement. Overall I am very satisfied with this crank, both its range and its shifting and the less measurable stiffness.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   EBAY as NOS

Similar Products Used:   Suntour Superbe Triple (square taper)
FSA Gossamer Compact Mega-Exo
FSA Gossamer Triple Mega-Exo
Truvativ Compact ISIS

Bike Setup:   Trek 1500, upgraded Ultegra 6603 drive-train, FSA Gossamer Triple ISIS, 105 5600 STIs, 105 10sp Cassette (12-27), Bontrager race wheels,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rick a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap.

Weaknesses:    Failed the most important test; durability. Unsafe product. Needs to be recalled from the market.

Bottom Line:   
Yet another FSA Gossamer broken crankarm. The right one. Yes, at least it failed gracefully and allowed me to limp home for 10 miles with a crack opening up at the mid-point in the arm. No crashes, no visible external damage, simple structural fatique failure of the solid aluminum arm. Unsat.

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Favorite Ride:   Savage River Road, MD

Purchased At:   Cumberland MD LBS

Bike Setup:   Felt F55, Shimano Ultegra.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pablocasal a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2009

Strengths:    Pretty straightforward: it's a triple and it worked well until it died.

Weaknesses:    Kaput after less than 5K miles.

Bottom Line:   
This crank-set came with my mostly 105 CAAD9 about two years ago. I've put about 4800 miles on it. Today, my right side crank cracked right in the middle. This came at the end of a hilly ride, so I am thankful for that at least. I am very good with my gear, and thanks to my excellent LBS, the bike has always been serviced several times a year. One should reasonably expect more than 5K miles from this product, so there does seem to be a problem.

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Favorite Ride:   Stevens Canyon Road

Purchased At:   Calabazas Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   First road bike in many years. Last road bike I rode was an old Bianchi from the 80's...back in the 80's.

Bike Setup:   CAAD9 with mostly 105's, and of course, this crank-set.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SG a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff. Reliable. Easy to work on. Looks good. Robust finish.

Weaknesses:    None worth mentioning.

Bottom Line:   
This crankset come on my Specialized Allez Elite. I haven't had any issues. It's a triple so it must be heavier than a double.

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Purchased At:   Ski Market

Similar Products Used:   2004 Shimano XT (MTB 2 piece), Truvativ Elita (isis), Truvativ Elita GXP

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by u178146 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    Bottom bracket design. External, oversized bearing cups are much, much stiffer than my older Ultegra, although Shimano's latest crank designs appear to perform similar to MegaExo. Yet the FSA's come in black which, however cosmetic, was an important criteria. Cranks arms are noticeably stiffer, too, although I'm knocking on wood given the other review...

Weaknesses:    Triples are still too heavy. Not sure how to cure this, though, without the use of exotic materials and better engineering (translation = big $$$, which I don't want to pay)

Bottom Line:   
I've been very happy with this crank for the money paid. Although only a recreational rider, it's met all my essential criteria - shifts well, light for a triple, great design, stiff...and black..! Not to mention, it's an improvement over my previous crank, a 5 year old Ultegra triple.

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Price Paid:    $166.00

Purchased At:   Bikeman.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105 & Ultegra

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Six13. Ultegra, Ritchy, FSA components. Topolino wheels

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