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Hi Guys,

Looking for some help/advise on which crankset should I buy. I'm looking to replace my current FSA Sub-Compact by a Standard (53/39) Crankset but I'm not sure which one should I upgrade to :) I'm also looking to buy a power meter with that.

Options:
1- FSA Gossamer + Stages
2- Praxis Zayante + 4iiii (really good deal on this one)
3- Shimano 105 5800 + Stages or Pioneer (would Ultegra be much better or just lighter?)

Thanks in advance for all feedback! I really appreciate it ;)

Cheers,

Alex

Note: the bike in question is a Specialized Allez Comp
 

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I know opinions may vary, but I like my Stages PM's. Are you a USA Cycling member by chance? I think they're still doing 20% off Stages right now if you are. If I had 5800 all around, I'd probably do option 3.
 

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A couple of other options would be to get a stages for your current FSA crankset. Get 53/39 110BCD rings (they do exist as Rotor makes them on Q and round rings).

When you say the Pioneer unit, are you talking the left side only one? I'd personally recommend a spider based one that measures power from both sides.

Or, you could go Powertap C1 chainrings as they are only compatible with 110BCD and they do have 53/39 options. Just make sure your frame/crank is compatible but you'd have to do the same thing anyways for any left sided PM too.

I'd personally recommend a Quarq Riken AL or a Power2Max FSA Gossamer (those start at 610-630 + assembly/shipping) which is great option for well received PM.
 

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A couple of other options would be to get a stages for your current FSA crankset. Get 53/39 110BCD rings (they do exist as Rotor makes them on Q and round rings).

When you say the Pioneer unit, are you talking the left side only one? I'd personally recommend a spider based one that measures power from both sides.

Or, you could go Powertap C1 chainrings as they are only compatible with 110BCD and they do have 53/39 options. Just make sure your frame/crank is compatible but you'd have to do the same thing anyways for any left sided PM too.

I'd personally recommend a Quarq Riken AL or a Power2Max FSA Gossamer (those start at 610-630 + assembly/shipping) which is great option for well received PM.
All good ideas!
 

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Indeed they are, but the Praxis Zayante + 4iii is a bargain at $499 :) but I also like the idea of stages + Qring....oh boy :)
 

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Indeed they are, but the Praxis Zayante + 4iii is a bargain at $499 :) but I also like the idea of stages + Qring....oh boy :)
That's a smoking deal on the Praxis. I like my 4iiii a lot, and it cost almost that much on the Kickstarter deal. It gives numbers that are ballpark, IMO, to my Stages.
 

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Moving from a sub-compact (52-36) to a STD (53-39), will I need to change my chain? or will my current one still fit? Sorry for the newbie question :)
 
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