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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Unimog, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Unimog

    Unimog Chimp

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    I am looking for a new crankset for my downhill bike for next year. I am considering the Diabolous, the Saints, and the 2006 Truvativ Holzfellers and Howitzer BB. I would like 175mm cranks which means I would have to use the double ring model (which is slightly heavier, and the granny ring tabs might interfere with my chainguide) because the single ring model only comes in 165 and 170mm lengths. Which cranks should I go with? (I am also open to other suggestions).
     

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  2. shagwell

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    i have saints on my hardtail which have not been touched since they were installed over a year ago and ridden ridiculously hard and are still running perfectly.

    however the diablous on my downhill bike that ive had for 3 months have bent already but hey theyre under warranty so i`m not too bothered.

    go for the saints, theyre cheaper too.
     
  3. Unimog

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    I've found diabolous cranks, arms and bb only for 235 or so but, I've only found saints for 265 or so with rings. The rings won't do me any good because I already have a fairly new four bolt chainring and an e-13 bashring. So, it seems to me that the diabolous are cheaper, unless you have found a deal that I don't know about.
     
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    i have 175mm holzfellers w/38T e13 chainring. i'm using them with a 122.5mm spindled bottom bracket on a frame without integrated ISCG.
    i see no problem for running them with a 120mm spindled BB (the chainring tabs shouldn't thouch the chainguide)
    i also think that a 118mm, or even a 116mm spindled bottom bracket could be used with these cranks in a frame that comes with integrates ISCG mount.
     
  5. Unimog

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    freakrock- do you have the 2006 holzfellers with the howitzer external-style bb?
     
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    oh, ****!
    i have the ISIS ones. sorry :( :nuts:
     
  7. Unimog

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    Whatever, thanks anyways.
     
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    have yuo seen HOne they are cheaper and are just like the saints but cheaper and lighter and they arement for freeride/dh they are just a little weeker but no one has complained about them check them out
     
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    I'm not sure I would be comfortable running them on a downhill/freeride bike. I am only 155 lbs and, while not easy on cranks, not all that hard either so maybe they would work. I just don't want to have to hold back because I am worried about my equipment.
     
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    I have had 2 pairs of Diabolus cranks, both excellent. They look incredible. The $235 price is pretty good for what you get
     
  11. Unimog

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    Any thoughts on the new truvativs?
     
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    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    people have been telling me to get them to the have a good deal right now on www.jensonusa.com for the houzefellers
     
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    I have been running the hones on my DH bike all season- and I like them. They are relatively light and feel pretty stiff. Also, they can be found pretty cheap.
     
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    The Holzefellers are awesome, but the person that started the thread is talking about the 06's which were completely redesigned....
     
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    Get the saints, havent heard one problem with them all and have a bunch of guys around here running them. You mention that you will be using an e.13, there will be a bit of modification to run them ( i think its only taking some bash ring material off to fit the arm). Can anyone comment on the fitting of the saint/e.13 combo?
     
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    the 06 holzfellers are incredible. waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy lighter than previous, super stiff, really sleak lines (almost look italian), and you can run the 175's with a single ring. if you want to run the dh ring, you have to grind down the insides of the spider. you might not have to, but probably should grind down the granny rin tabs to if you're not going to use them.
     
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    ...are the 06 Holzies using the X-Type BB with integrated spindle?..or are they using the ISIS standard interface w/ a separate X-Type BB?
     
  18. Brian HCM#1

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    Why play games....Buy Middleburns!!!!
     
  19. Unimog

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    Aren't middleburns isis (or did you have a different bb idea)? The main reason I am looking for new cranks/bb is because I want a setup with more durable bearings so they don't have to be continually replaced like isis.
     
  20. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    They are ISIS, I've been going strong for a year in a half on a RF signature DH BB.
     
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    Everyone's going with outboard bearings for 06...hard to get the Howitzer BB for a little while I hear, but it's required.
     
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    Saint.
     
  23. Unimog

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    Is Middleburn planning on coming out with an external bearing crankset soon?
     
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    I haven't heard of anything yet.