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blackbox cranks

v6 4.3

Monkey
Jan 22, 2005
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the blackbox cranks that the syndicate run look just like stylos.
what do you guy think, stiffened up stylos?
 

buildyourown

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
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South Seattle
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.
 

Foxbat

Chimp
Aug 14, 2008
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Portland OR
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?
 

Dogboy

Turbo Monkey
Apr 12, 2004
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Chapel Hill, NC
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?
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.
 

Foxbat

Chimp
Aug 14, 2008
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Portland OR
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.
Too bad, I don't really care for their 3 piece cranks. Guess I'm sticking with Saints.
 

v6 4.3

Monkey
Jan 22, 2005
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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.

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.
 

v6 4.3

Monkey
Jan 22, 2005
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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.