I have read that the GXP BB is about as durable as a chocolate fire guard, is this the case when used on road too? Does anyone have experience with the Elita chainset and rings? Or know how it compares to Shimano chainsets Tiagra or ? I was going to get a Tiagra triple from Ribble, but if the Elita is comparable I would go for that instead. I had an Elita triple on my Kona Dr Dew hybrid.
Thru-axle chainsets are becoming commonplace now, and rightly so - the benefit of a bigger, more widely spaced set of bearings supporting a large hollow axle is massively increased stiffness that's immediately noticeable. This platform is coupled with a fairly traditional one piece forged crank and compact spider design that's plenty solid enough to cope with heavy pedalling with no discernible flex. I had no problems fitting the Elita, but mind your fingers - those Truvativ chainrings are mighty sharp! If you're upgrading at home you can add another tenner to the price to cover a new bb tool.