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Shimano 105 FC 5600 10-speed 50x39 Crankset
Pssst...want to know a secret? Unless you're a pro-level athlete, you probably don't need a full size crankset. The Shimano 105 FC 5600 compact crankset is perfect for those of us who don't live in pancake flat areas or have 25" quads. While compact cranksets sometimes get a bad rap, most people today don't realize that 53x12 is a bigger gear than most pro's were using just a few years ago. For more casual riders, or even for elite-level racers, the 50t big ring on the Shimano 105 crankset is more than capable of dishing out the pain when the time comes. And fortunately, unlike most compact cranksets, the FC 5600 trades out the 34t little ring for a 39t. Most riders find a 39t preferable to a 34t, because it's light enough to get up even the toughest mountains, but still has enough oomph for those days when you just want to spin. The Shimano 105 compact crankset is stiff, lightweight, and a perfect upgrade for any road bike. Whether you're looking for a lighter crankset for your weekend rides or a lightweight climbing crankset for a hilly race course, this is a surprisingly awesome way to get big performance and save some cash. Pair this with your favorite 10-speed Shimano or SRAM drive train, and you've got yourself one fine riding machine.
Ultra-stiff Hollowtech II crank arm construction keeps the gram count down while providing unparalleled power transfer
Integrated spider means there's less ring-flex when it's time to drop the hammer
Strategically placed shift ramps on the chainrings mean that your front shifts will always be smooth and easy