FSA SL-K Carbon Compact Cranksets

3.37/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $360.00

Product Description

  • 4 different chainring combos
  • An absolutely race-worthy combo
  • FSA Mega Exo bottom bracket
  • Super-tough CroMoly steel

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, quality, shifting, etc.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I installed this crankset and bottom bracket in my bike. I've had zero problems with it since Day 1 and have ridden it about 4000 miles. I change out my Dura Ace chain before it reaches max. slack (1/16" I believe). I also change out my Dura Ace cables routinely. I say this because I suspect some of the other reviewers may be blaming the crankset for related problems. I also wonder if they know how to do the mechanicals properly (or follow the instructions). They could be running the wrong chain, have a bent derailleur, the list goes on and on.

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Favorite Ride:   Burke Gilman

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Specialized Roubaix, Dura-Ace rear der, Ultegra front der, Dura Ace cables, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steven Woods a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff and Good Power Transfer.
I always have enough left in my legs for a run even after hammering on the pedals

Weaknesses:    Not quite as rockin as Dura-Ace but really close

Bottom Line:   
It's a very good product, but i would choose a Dura-Ace crankset instead...

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Favorite Ride:   Hills!!

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:   Northtowne

Similar Products Used:   Dura-Ace

Bike Setup:   Felt B2
Dura-Ace components
Vision Aero Bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Echo_Delta a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2008

Strengths:    Great shifting, Sexy looking.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This was an Upgrade to my Giant TCR-C2.
I have had no shifting problems. In fact I can hardley emagine anything shifting better! No parts getting loose ever. May be my LBS is better on the insatll than most. I do plan to get a K-FORCE LIGHT CRANKSET mainly for the weight and ceramic bottom bracket.

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Favorite Ride:   All of them!

Purchased At:   Bike Stop Kansas Cit

Similar Products Used:   Tra vetta on my tandem, FSA Afterburner on my mountain bike.

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR C2 Dura-ace Ultegra mix. American Classic Sprint 350

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John James a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2008

Strengths:    Look great, stiff, nice bottom bracket, simple to install (follow the directions regarding the loctite).

Weaknesses:    none that I have noticed

Bottom Line:   
I have about 1000 miles on these cranks and they are still tight and work awesome. The 50x34 with my 12x27 gearing works great even for the hilly Puget Sound region.

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Favorite Ride:   Lake Washington Loop

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultegra

Bike Setup:   LeMond

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by crashtestdummy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2007

Strengths:    Good shifting, good gearing, 50 36

Weaknesses:    Probably not the best design, shimano's makes more sense.

Bottom Line:   
Installed a few weeks ago, have used on trainer and on several rides. I purchased a new steel crank arm bolt and ground the lip off of the outer nut that sits in the crank arm so it would lock against the crank arm bolt when tightened. No issues with coming loose yet.

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Favorite Ride:   semi hilly

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Older shimano cranks

Bike Setup:   ultegra and dura ace 9 speed mix, nashbar frame

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