SRAM Red Compact 50/34 to Standard 53/39
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    SRAM Red Compact 50/34 to Standard 53/39

    Hi,

    Does any know if I can change my compact chainrings for a standard 53/39. I got a compact on my new bike and can't get used to it.

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    I believe that you can get 52/38 chainrings. However, I've got a friend who's got a 53/39 172.5 Red with under 500 miles, who's needs a compact and is looking to sell his standard. PM me if you are interested, by the way he lives on the front range of Colorado.

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    I want to keep the compact. Thanks anyway.

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    The Late, Great Sheldon Brown had nice things to say about Specialites TA chainrings. They come in a ton of sizes.

    Is it the shift pattern that bothers you? You can get the same relative change as a standard double by changing just one ring. If you like the extra low range a compact gives (I do) that would let you have your cake and eat it too.

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    I do feel the jump from the 50 to the 34 massive alright. On my old bike I had a 53/39 with an 11/28 cassette and now I have a 50/34 with an 12/28. I wanted to know if I could change the chainrings on the compact crank arms to something like a 52/36 without having to change the crank as well. Do you know if that is possible with a SRAM compact crank?

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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    You can do either 52/38 or 36. I'm currently using 52/38 on my SRM and it works great.
    #promechaniclife

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    And was that on a compact crank arms?
    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    You can do either 52/38 or 36. I'm currently using 52/38 on my SRM and it works great.

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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasrcleary View Post
    And was that on a compact crank arms?
    Yessir
    #promechaniclife

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