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    compatible crank arms for Apex

    Just curious.... Are there any aftermarket crank arms that are compatible with the Apex line?

    Thanks in advance!

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    First off make sure you actually have the Apex cranks, (they will have Apex printed on the crank arms). SRAM often supplies Apex equipped bikes with the S100/S150 cranks (they just have SRAM printed on the crank arms) which uses a different bottom bracket.

    If you do have the Apex Cranks then you can replace them with any GXP compatible Crankset. If you have the S100/S150 cranks then you will have to replace the bottom bracket as well unless you can find a Power Spline compatible Crankset.

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    Good to know. Thanks for the info. I'll double check with what crank arms I currently have.

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    Pretty sure I have the s100.. But it says Power glide on the crank set..

    Looks like my options are limited. And will be a waste of money and recourses if I wanted to change out the entire BB...
    Last edited by eugenetsang; 01-27-2014 at 12:25 PM.

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    Yes you are limited without changing the bottom bracket, which isn't hard it will just cost a little bit of money. But those crank arms themselves aren't that heavy it's the bottom bracket that is very heavy. I had the S150 Crankset which is the compact version of the S100 Crankset that I upgraded last year. My main reason wasn't do to weight although the upgrade did save me quite a bit of weight, I upgraded because the bearings in the Power Spline bottom bracket kept failing. I decided to go with a SRAM Red Compact crankset and a Chris King bottom bracket. If you decide to upgrade a lot of cranksets come with new bottom brackets like this... SRAM Rival Crankset with GXP Bottom Bracket | Competitive Cyclist Although most of the high end Cranksets don't come with bottom brackets, so you need decide how much you want to spend.

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    Thanks! I'll look into it!

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