SRAM's Force 22 Crankset takes a few cues from their top tier Red model, picking up not only 11-speed compatibility, but the same featherweight X-Glide R™ chainrings.
Carbon fiber arms keep the weight low, while a separate alloy spider and hidden fifth bolt boost stiffness compared to the previous Force crank. The 11-speed specific X Glide R™ chainrings feature a CNC-machined construction which also aids rigidity, plus advanced shift timing pins and ramps to provide fast, reliable gear changes when paired with the Yaw™ Front Derailleurs.
The Force 22 Exogram GXP Crankset is available in Standard (53/39T) and Compact (50/34T) chainring configurations. It's compatible with SRAM GXP Bottom Brackets and recommended for use with the Force or Red 22 Yaw™ Front Derailleurs only. Its bottom bracket is sold separately. Various arm lengths. Claimed weight: 714g (172.5mm).
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Great looking solution for SRAM 22 upgrade, but tighten the chain ring bolts!
Love SRAM products, and this was part of a power train upgrade to the 22 (with eTap shifters etc). The SRAM Force cranks in black is really nice looking, and works great... until
The dig on the price and loss of star has more to do with the fact I had to replace the small chain ring within 7 months of purchasing the unit. When accelerating from a stop the right crank pedal moved down in a sickly manner not transferring much power to wheel, looking down the small crank had folded in (toward bike) from the force of the chain. The cause of this was that two of the chain ring bolts had come apart... after just 7 months and maybe 350 miles (this is on my commuter). So $ for new chain ring $ for SRAM chain ring bolts tearing down chain & crankset to replace.
One of the selling points of purchasing a fully assembled crankset was to avoid creaking of chain rings I have experienced before (I have other cranks that could have been re-used with new 22 spec rings but dealing with the SRAM hidden bolt design is a bit of a pita). As such I thought it best to leave the assembled crank alone (ie not mess with the chain ring bolts).
For anyone reading this, I do still recommend the product but strongly recommend tightening the chain ring bolts with a torque wench when received... I have never had this occur on any other bike build, and can only deduce this unit was not assembled correctly in the first place.
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