New 2011 Shimano 5700 Compact Crankset

New 2011 Shimano 5700 C...

105, the classic workhorse of the Shimano lineup, has been updated for 2011. The new 5700 compact crankset benefits from technologies originally introduced in Dura Ace 7900 and Ultegra 6700. It borrows heavily from the aesthetics of DA and Ultegra but is available in black or...
SRAM Introduces New Apex Road Group

SRAM Introduces New Ape...

SRAM has been doing very well in the road category for the past few years. With three strong road groups and a total of seven Pro-Tour sponsorships in 2010, SRAM has been hot on the heels Shimano. A new road group called Apex is set to target entry level riders and attempts to put...
Compact 50/34 Crankset for Cyclocross?

Compact 50/34 Crankset ...

Compact 50/34 cranksets are widely available these days and make sense if you’re looking to do a combination of road and off-road riding. Many people who use their cross bikes for both road and off-road riding use a standard 48/36 or 46/38 cyclocross crankset. This would probably work...
Carbon Compact Cranksets

Carbon Compact Crankset...

In recent years, many component makers have introduced carbon compact cranksets to their lineups. Campagnolo, SRAM, FSA and Easton all feature carbon crank-arms on their top of the line cranks. Conspicuously absent from the carbon bandwagon is Shimano which still makes it's top of the...
New Front Derailleur for a Triple to Compact Double Switch?

New Front Derailleur fo...

Depending on the group, a drive-train with a triple crankset may include a different set of components than the same group in a double configuration. Some groups include special shifters and most, if not all, use a special long-cage rear derailleur and a triple specific front derailleur....