SRAM Apex Crankset with GXP Bottom Bracket
- Item: SRM0287 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 809 g
Triple road cranks are a dying breed, here's why. Groups like SRAM Apex, with its double compact cranks and wide ratio cassettes offer the gear range you need without the complications of three chainrings and all the extra weight. The Apex Crankset serves up faster shifts, minimizes the chance for dropped chains, reduces the Q-factor, and allows more ankle/heel clearance over triples.
The Apex Crankarms are forged from 6061 T6 aluminum. While not hollow like the Rival's OCT arms (foregoing some lightness in comparison), the Apex cranks are plenty stiff. But like the higher end cranksets, Apex uses hard anodized 7075 T6 chainrings. They use the same Powerglide shaping to provide quick, positive shifts.
The SRAM Apex Crankset is available in both compact 34/50t and standard 39/53t chainring configurations and in three crankarm lengths -- 170, 172.5, and 175mm. They're Jet Black and include lightweight Black anodized alloy chainring bolts as well as a 68mm English threaded GXP external bearing bottom bracket. The actual weight listed above is for the crankset only and does not include the GXP bottom bracket, which weighs 126 grams.