SRAM Force Cranksets

3.44/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $359.00


Product Description

SRAM Force is the workhorse of SRAMs road lineup, offering the vast majority of the performance of the top-end Red group at a fraction of the price. It features an integrated carbon spider design and a beautiful 6k carbon weave - lighter an...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2012

Strengths:    Very strong and solid. No issues. The screw in Chris King bottom bracket could be making some difference. No side to side play at all.

Weaknesses:    None noted so far.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the whole Force groupo and had it installed on my Colnago CLX 2 frame. However, I am using a Chris King botton bracket. I have had 0 issues with any of the groupo. Further, The botton bracket and the crankset have been rock solid over the first 2500 miles.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by russhow73 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2011

Strengths:    stiff, carbon, light

Bottom Line:   
All in all these cranks are great. They are stiff and look sweet.

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Favorite Ride:   Austin

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   buddy

Similar Products Used:   dura ace 7800, 7700

Bike Setup:   Felt FC, Sram Force/Red


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ian a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2011

Strengths:    Looks good, relative light weight

Weaknesses:    Catastrophic failure. The insert for the pedal on the left crank arm became loose, in short order the insert was no longer stable allowing the pedal force to strip the threads. Pedal detached on a ride, no injury but frustrating.

Bottom Line:   
The SRAM Force Crankset is an attractive, lightweight unit that matched my groupo. The initial set up with the BB seems a bit frustrating but in short time any friction in the interface between the BB and Crank seems to diminish.

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Favorite Ride:   Stinson Beach CA

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Record, FSA Carbon, never had a similar experience, my LBS had the same event occur on a Force crank. So far SRAM which usually has outstanding customer service will not warranty.

Bike Setup:   Ibis Carbon,SRAM Force, Mavic CXP 33 rims on White Industries Hubs.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chuck1073 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2010

Strengths:    Light. Well made. Shifts cleanly. Looks great too.

Weaknesses:    My only beef is with the creaks in the BB. Used lots of grease in the install. The BB still creaks during out-of-the-saddle efforts.

Bottom Line:   
Swapped out my Ultegra crankset and BB for the Sram and GXP BB. The compact crankset is a godsend in the hills here. I'm using it with a 12-25 cassette. It's a little picky about front dir adjustments. Once you get it dialed in though it works very nicely. Super easy install. I've had no issues with BB play. Follow the instructions to the letter and you'll be fine.

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Favorite Ride:   50 mile beach loop in RI and CT

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultrgra...and (long ago) Shimano Exage with Biopace rings.

Bike Setup:   JAD JR5 frameset. Time fork. Ultegra group with Sram Force carbon cranks and GXP BB. Spinergy Rev-X wheels with Michelin Axial Pros or Neuvation M28 Aero's with Vredestien Fortezza Tri-Comps. Selle Italia XO saddle. Deda bars.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by xsteveman a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2010

Strengths:    Looks good by itself but that's about it. maybe you want to display it in your living room.

Weaknesses:    Disgusting bottom bracket, and there is no way around it.

Bottom Line:   
The problem is not the crankset but the bottom bracket. The GXP bracket is terrible. If you use the spacers you get lots of friction, if you don't use spacers you have to tighten the crankset together really tight. Anyway the bottom bracket will fall apart after about 500 miles at most no matter how you install it. I could not find a bottom bracket that spins well and is reliable with this crankset which is a shame because the crankset looks great. i would avoid any cranks that use GXP BB.

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Favorite Ride:   anything

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Ultegra is the Shimano alternative.

Bike Setup:   Bottecchia carbon frame, Dura Ace groupo except crankset which was a big mistake. Should have gone Dura Ace or Ultegra all the way.



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