FSA SLK MegaExo Cranksets

2.44/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $360.00

Product Description

  • Integrated MegaExo BB
  • 130mm bolt circle diameter
  • MegaExo alloy bearing cups
  • AL7075 Torx T-30 alloy chainring bolts
  • Precision CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by piaseq a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2010

Strengths:    Light, stiff, good looks, superb chainrings - they last a lifetime!

Weaknesses:    Left arm was coming loose after like 50hrs of riding. It turned out to be manufacturing problem. FSA gave me finest quality service and replaced the whole set. I was shipped a brand new, boxed SLK cranks, installed them and they have all the previous had, plus left arm never came loose.

Bottom Line:   
Mixed feelings but with great final. Came stock with the bike. A great product. Since replacement no problems whatsoever.

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Purchased At:   local store

Similar Products Used:   Ultegra, DuraAce, Chorus

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Six13 Team 2006 bike.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by fsa blues a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Strengths:    uh?

Weaknesses:    See above. Who wants to change BB every month? Customer service has been challenging to work with.

Bottom Line:   
Absolute worst crankset/BB I have used in 25+ years of racing & training. The BB come brand new with an ugly grinding sound - produced while spinning the crank without any load. Sure enough, the bearings seized within 1,500 miles. Thus, 2 BB sets within 3 months. This occurred in dry California conditions.
Front shifting lacked the crispness that comes with a Shimano or Campy crank.
What's worse, the design of the securing mechanism leads to failure. Non-drive crank loosens, and finally, when reinstalling crank for 3rd BB, non-drive crank stripped while applying spec load (measured w/Park torque wrench). Now sawing crank off to replace w/Dura Ace. Bottom line- AVOID!

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   online merchant

Similar Products Used:   Campy, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Kuota w/Shimano

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

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2008

Strengths:    Modern tight carbon weave with a great power transfer.

Weaknesses:    Slightly heavier than Team Issue with ISIS Ti BB.

Bottom Line:   
This is a strong percise engineered stiff carbon crank. The item is straight and shifts quite well, with a nice modern strong carbon weave. The bearings are smooth the power transfer is great with a bit of a spring. This really is a great crank.

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Favorite Ride:   encinitas

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   swap meet

Similar Products Used:   FSA K force, total junk.

Bike Setup:   S woks blah blah.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by 69chevelle70 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2008

Strengths:    ??? gee, it looked kinda nice..

Weaknesses:    Stripped out..Junk.

Bottom Line:   
This crankset came on my last Cannondale and lasted 62 miles before completely stripping out..Nothing more needs said.

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Favorite Ride:   Archon

Purchased At:   0

Similar Products Used:   Dura Ace, Record

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Archon, Campy Record, Zipp wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sheik Yerbooti a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2008

Strengths:    -price, price, price!
-performance-to-price ratio
-looks cool (matches this particular bike well)

Weaknesses:    -a tad heavier than many others out there but for this price...
-FSA bolts are really soft; easy to strip the threading
-Noticably noisier than the big brands
-Make sure to use proper torque wrenches and follow always FSA's recm'd specs (any FSA bolts are really easy to snap/strip)

Bottom Line:   
I don't know what everyone is complaining about, but maybe I'm just lucky, like with every other badly-rated components I've bought. I would attribute it to the installation process, even if it was done "professionally." I've purchased a lot of FSA products - cranks/BB's/seatposts/Plasma handlebars (I actually live in the city of their world headquarters - Taipei!) and every single one has had its bolts stripped from just ever-so slightly over-tightening. All for the sake of saving a few grams of weight!?!?! Good thing that my trusty LBS never really tightens anything. Never came across this problem with any other brand where durability overweighs the sacrifices in weight. Weight-weenies don't actually ride/race their bikes I'm sure-wouldn't risk things snapping I'm sure!

In all fairness, I've used this crank - my 3rd SL-K (but first Mega-EXO) over two years and several thousand kms without any problems at all. I've bought 3 different FSA carbon cranks already and they're all fine. The crankarms themselves are fine, just not their FSA (ISIS) BB's. I chose this crank to replace another problematic SL-K (non-Mega-EXO) with a FSA Ti ISIS BB that was on this bike initially. I had replaced that pricy P.O.S. BB 3 times in 2 years! They kept developing a really annoying and noisy creaking/clicking sound after only ~1000 km. It was the same on 3 different bikes. Couldn't nail the problem for the longest time like exactly which part/bolt/washer/bearing was causing it. After that, I had enough and swapped to the then-new Mega-EXO and voila! Never any annoying sounds again. The crankarms themselves though are strong enough for me, but I'm only about Lance's weight - and I do thrash them and they've held up well.

Mine actually came with the better (?) K-Force chainrings but hands-down, the teeth-profiling is still not incomparable even to the mid to low-end from Shimano/Campy in terms of smoothness/shifting. They're definitely noisy in comparison. The BB is certainly not nearly as smooth as the the better brands, but like everything else, you get what you pay for!

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Favorite Ride:   anything Italian with 4 wheels

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano
FSA SL-K (not Mega-EXO)
FSA Pro Team Issue (Ti ISIS BB)

Bike Setup:   FELT F1C, DA, FSA Plasma bars, Zipp 404's

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