10 Speed, External Bearing Cranks

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$229 137.5mm to 153.5mm
$239 154mm to 158.5mm

  Plus Shipping and Handling

Price for a Full Crankset - Arms, 2 chainrings, a SRAM stainless GXP bottom bracket. Plus labor to shorten them

MN residents add 6.875% sales tax
(7.775% if you are in the metro area)

2/28/19 These Apex doubles are no longer being made. Unfortunately they are the only shortenable road crank I know of that can be used in a frame without a threaded bottom bracket.
I will buy as much of the remaining stock as I can afford. But when these are gone......

Compact Double 34/50t Chainrings  137.5mm to 158mm
Rings are the same as 2013 SRAM top of the line "Red" 10 speed.

Apex arms are cold forged 6000 Series aluminum, with a black finish. After shortening, I put a brushed aluminum finish on the ends.

These are "10 speed cranks" meaning the spacing between the chainring mounting surfaces will give chainring to chainring offsets compatible with 10 or 11 speed indexed shifting.

If you have an 8 or 9 speed drivetrain, I'll install an FSA "9 speed kit" which consists of ten 0.2mm (0.008") bronze spacers placed under the inner ring, for $7. This gives 8/9 speed spacing with 10 speed rings.

If you have an 11 speed drivetrain, I can install SRAM 11 speed rings, for an additional $130. But most people have found that 10 speed rings work with 11 speed drivetrains.

Chainrings  are CNC'd from ultra hard 7075-T6 alloy.
One Key Release crank bolt included.
24mm I.D. drive side bearing, 22mm on the left.

 SRAM had me shorten Apex for their sponsored triathletes.

Bolt Circle Diameter (BCD)
Compact and Cyclocross = 110mm  Road = 130mm

Bottom Bracket;
Apex are supplied with SRAM/TruVativ GXP English threaded BB
BBs and adapters are available to fit other frame types.

Q factor; 145mm

Rotor Q-rings & Ceramic BB upgrades are available at extra cost.

Cyclocross 36/46t Chainrings - 137.5mm to 158mm

Mix-N-Match Chainrings
The 46t chainring is optimized for use with a 36t inner ring and the 50t chainring is optimized for use with a 34t inner ring. But I’ve sold several with 34/46 & 36/50 and have heard no negative feedback about shifting.
Road Double 39/53t Chainrings - 147.5mm to 158mm
Turnaround time
Cranks are shortened to order. Because of a damaged shoulder and arthritic hands I can only shorten 1 set most days. Delivery time can change quickly because 3 of my regular commercial customers will order up to 5 sets at a time. Cranks are added to the queue in the order payment is received.  When payment arrives I'll let you know where you stand.
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I have to buy complete cranksets with rings and BBs. Because I sell so many Apex cranks with Rotor Q-Rings or SRAM 11 speed rings installed, I have a box full of the unwanted stock rings. So I can only give a small credit for the stock rings, if you are paying for a chainring upgrade.

I have a similar situation with the supplied GXP bottom brackets. Unless you are upgrading to Ceramic, I can’t give you any credit for them.

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