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Understanding Cranksets: Differences Between Standard and Compact Cranksets

Understanding Cranksets: Differences Between Standard and Compact Cranksets

Nowadays, many friends find themselves in a dilemma when choosing a bike. They're curious about the double-disc structure of road bikes, wondering what's the deal with their gear ratios. Why are some called compact cranksets, some standard cranksets, and others referred to as racing cranksets? What are the differences between them?



First of all, let's talk about our compact crankset. Generally, it is represented by numbers, typically the 50-34 specification. For ordinary riders or enthusiasts, this gear ratio is more than enough. With high pedaling efficiency, it can easily maintain speeds of over 40 kilometers per hour.



Then there's our exclusive standard crankset, the 52-36 specification. For those leaning towards a more professional route, you can opt for the 52-36 specification. It offers even higher pedaling efficiency, allowing you to reach speeds close to 50 kilometers per hour under full power.



And then there's the big boy, the 53-39 specification. It's commonly seen in competitive races, requiring strong leg muscles to handle. If your thigh muscles are explosive, you might even go for 56-tooth plates. However, these are not for the average person. Therefore, it's advised to be cautious when purchasing oversized plates.



Determine which stage you're at and choose the crankset accordingly. For our cycling enthusiasts and friends, there's no need for racing cranksets. In other words, our compact and standard cranksets are entirely suitable for you to use.

 

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