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    SRAM Red Cranks

    Hi,

    I want to buy SRAM Red cranks of 110BCD and as I am googling through the images I am a bit confused: is there two version of the crank?

    Consider these two images:

    SRAM Red Cranks-screen-shot-2017-07-13-10.34.33.jpg
    SRAM Red Cranks-screen-shot-2017-07-13-10.07.23.jpg

    Maybe it is not that obvious on first sight, but on the first image, the crank is angular and the second one is more flat and round (which I consider much nicer).

    You can see it also on the newer Red cranks:

    SRAM Red Cranks-screen-shot-2017-07-13-10.33.35.jpg
    SRAM Red Cranks-screen-shot-2017-07-13-10.05.52.jpg

    Both of them should be the same, but the second one is so much nicer.

    So what is the difference?

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    I own the 2nd one. It's slightly lighter.
    The 1st version is 10sp, if I recall correctly.
    It looks nicer to me. lol

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    Simple look at the Sram website. One is 10sp. One is 11sp.
    https://www.sram.com/sram/road/family/sram-red
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    Okay, I was answered by SRAM customer support: the first one is GXP and the other one is BB30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knyttl View Post
    Okay, I was answered by SRAM customer support: the first one is GXP and the other one is BB30.
    Yes, but that's not the aesthetic difference you were talking about.
    Both of those cranks are available in BB30 & GXP.
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    Also, the first set says Red 22, so they are also 11 speed. Looking at SRAM's description, here's what I found from their site:

    Already a legend in its time, the SRAM RED crankset is now available with refreshed graphics to complement our new SRAM RED eTap componentry.
    So it looks like it is just an aesthetic thing. But there was an actual SRAM RED crankset that is different back in the 10 speed era:



    I think this one was not as stiff as the revised version.

    Unless you're saying both silver cranks are different from eachother and both black ones are different. In which case, yes, different crank spiders due to BB30 vs GXP.

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    As said earlier, Red 22 got a "color change" last year to match e-tap. All the aftermarket BB30 ones I have seen have the spindle on the NDS crank. These are also so-called IA models. I also have an OEM 2012 Force and on that the spindle is on the DS crank. Don't know about GXP cranks.

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