Compact road cranks are good and well for the sport rider looking for a more flexible range of gears, but for many of the tourers a 50/34 combo is still not really compact enough. Enter one of Hubjubs stalwart brands, Sugino of Japan, with their new series of double compact plus cranksets.
The benefit with this crankset is its incorporation of modern features of 24mm external bearing bottom bracket (i.e. Hollowtech 2) and those ramped and pinned chain wheels needed by indexed shifters. You can mount the chain wheels either on the tried and true 110mm compact bolt circle, or more likely for folks who have chosen this product, the smaller one (it can be very small by double chainwheel standards - down to 26 teeth) can be fastened to a second 74mm bolt circle.
We are not aware of any other crank that offers equivalent small chain wheels along with narrow Q-factor and index shifter compatibility. Apart from the OX901D which we also sell.
As of late 2016 we have sourced our cranks as box sets rather than the loose kit of parts (OEM). We found this provides greater certainty for the customer and the generally excellent ownership experience we pride ourselves on here at Hubjub. We also serve you by only taking modest profit on each item sold. Sadly with the weak UK sterling this meant we were left with no option but to put up prices.
Spare / Additional Chainrings
Note we support our product with additional chainwheels. When you are ready for more just call us! The prices are currentlyas follows:
Outer 110mm £54.00
Inner 74mm £18.50