blackbox cranks

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by v6 4.3, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. v6 4.3

    v6 4.3 Monkey

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    the blackbox cranks that the syndicate run look just like stylos.
    what do you guy think, stiffened up stylos?
     

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    Same noodlesn as the stylos is my guess.
     
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    Probably stiffened for the likes of Steve Peat and with an 83mm spindle.
     
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    Stylos are forged so unless they are protos, they aren't any different. You don't put huge money into a die set unless you are going to production. Even in Asia, you're looking at 5 figures.
    They are probably just stylo arms pressed onto an 83mm spindle.
     
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    Quite certain it's a Stylo OCT with a spindle for an 83mm BB pressed in.
     
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    Does anyone know how long this crank has been a blackbox part? I seem to recall seeing this on SRAM sponsored rider bikes for at least a couple of years. I'm a big fan of 2-piece cranks like the Saints and I wonder how much more testing is necessary. Too late to show up at Interbike?
     
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    They showed up on bikes at the beginning of this season. Somehow I doubt SRAM will make these available to the public - kinda like Shimano releasing an 83mm BB version of the XT or XTR cranks.
     
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    Only thing black box about them is they maybe came in a black box wrapped in a role of velvet marketing.
     
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    What isn't wrapped in velvet marketing?
     
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    I can't write that on here :)
     
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    Too bad, I don't really care for their 3 piece cranks. Guess I'm sticking with Saints.
     
  13. v6 4.3

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    yes i agree with this, because stylo is the xt of sram bassically. it is just amazing that they dont break them. i wonder how often they go through them.

     
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    BINGO!

    Hadley hubs
     
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    That crank arm has a different shape than the Stylo OCTs...
     
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    Looks more like the Holzfeller OCT's.

    Next generation Holzfeller, maybe?
     
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    well yes, there is a model of stylos that are shaped slightly diff but there also is another model that is shaped exactly the same.
     
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    stylo's on a syndicate v10