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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by acair422, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. acair422

    acair422 Monkey

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    I'm looking for some new cranks for my turner DHR and was wondering if you guys had some reccomendations. I had profiles last year, and wouldn't run them again unless I was paid to do so. I'm trying to lighten the rig up so the lighter the crank the better. I'm also a very light rider so i figure i can get away with something that weighs less (140lbs). So all adivce is appreciated.
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  2. Brunettes

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  3. Dirty

    Dirty i said change it damn it....Janet...Slut!!

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    lifetime warranty, pretty darn light, super stiff, a variety of ring mounting options. Dunno whos sellin them in the US right now...last i heard they ended relations with their distributor...
    BrianHCM might have some around...
     
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    I'm personally partial to the XT hollowtechs, rather than the saints. The Saint cranks are burly, but really heavy. I'm a huge fan of the new shimano cranks in general, they're really light and stiff.
     
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    I run XTs and I'm not a huge fan. Mine have been used by a 120# rider (me) for 2 seasons on my all mountain bike as well as a little DH and they are giving up. The BB has been replaced and I need a new one again. The hole where the little ring bolts in is stripped out, so now there's 3 that work. The threads where the pedals go in are rough, and the axle has a bulge from force so now it's really hard to get them on and off. I've had them fall of while I ride and yes they were properly installed. :stosh: I'm running Holzfellers now, and they're super reliable and weight is decent. I really want Middleburns, but I don't know how much they cost and where to get them in the U.S.
     
  7. Brunettes

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    They're about $220
     
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    Oh, I thought they would be more expensive. Where can I get 'em in the U.S.? I'm interested for sure, the quality looks awesome.
     
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    Race Face atlas with the Xtype bb light and strong
     
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    Middleburns, BrianHCM1 can get them for you
     
  11. Brian HCM#1

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

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    I have 1 set left of black 170mm RS-7's with the choice of 4x104 or 5x110 spiders (single ring only) or a 5x110 XC (2/3 ring spider) PM me for more details.
     
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    I'd also say XT. I'm running Hone's on my DH bike and LXs on my trail and am very happy with both.

    Don't the Saints weight MORE than the Profiles? I remember that being a big deal when the Saints came out.
     
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    look into the fsa exo x-drives i here that they are really good and also that they are strong (i think DW or Todd posted on they a while back)
     
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    i really liked my truvativ holzfellers w/ race face sig bb...they held up good for over a year...ive killed mulitple profile bb's...i put some fsa carbons on my slalom bike..ill let u guys know how they hold up after i get some ride time on em....
     
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    you my friend need to try the new xts. the hollowtech 2 system is amazing. :drool:
     
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    Shimano deore xt cranks are awsome. I rode them all year last year and had no probles with them.
     
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    That's what I'm running. :rolleyes:
     
  19. NateH

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    Then you might want to take a look at the spacers on the bb as that is porbably the reason you are killing bb's. I've had saints for a year now and the bb is still perfect after ALOT of riding.
     
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    bottom brakets...shimano/saint any integrated crank system. 68 bb 2 spacers on the drive 1 on the non drive. 73 bb 1 spacer drive 0 non drive..


    :-)
     
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    Does anybody here use XT ou Saint cranks on old V10`s?
    How`s the chainline?
     
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    somethings fishy, everyone who uses them loves them, including me. i have had 3 seasons already on my xt, only thing to whine about is the bbs, gone through 2. the new xt solves that.
     
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    Another nod to the XTs here. I go between them and Middleburns. Both really nice :)
     
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    XT or hone should work well for you. Im a huge fan of the new shimano cranks, I cant wait to install my new saints on my rig!
     
  25. acair422

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    i always figured the xts wouldnt hold up well on a dh course....what about the truvativ holzfellers?
     
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    holzfellers are good stuff, overlooked by many
     
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    After middleburns thoes are the best cranks on the market.
     
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    and the new ones look absolutely smashing
     
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    I run Holzfellers with 4 bearing truvative max ti BB.
    My wife runs stlylo team sl's on her dhr, 170s, you just have to grind off the tabs to make it fir your guide/chainring. With Ti BB. You could do this if you are a lighter rider.

    You save most of the weight in the ti BB. And the max ti is plenty strong with the extra bearings taking the load.
     
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    What's the recommendation on crank length? 170 or 165?
    I'm planning on getting a dhr soon.
     
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    saint, or profile magnaTi cranks are the ****!
     
  32. acair422

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    Seems like holzfellers are the way to go...where can I order them from?
     
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    I love my RF Turbines with RF DH BB. They have lasted 3 seasons and now going on a second bike.
     
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    No, it's not that, it's the fact that an external BB is going to be subjected to more contaminants than one tucked away in your frame. They just get really gritty fast. Things like old XTR BBs, however, last for many years.
     
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    donno about you guys but the isis system lasts about a year the most for most ppl around here who ride frequently. of all types of bottom brackets, the shimano/race face external bb have lasted the longest. on top of that, you can just change the bearing its self.
     
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    how long has your ti bb lasted? i find it soo hard to throw away a peice of titanium when they die. :oink:
     
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    I ride Saint now and I really like them. They are holding up very well. But, if you are going for light then I would suggest Shimano XT. They are very light and very durable.
     
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    yea the pedal inserts on hussafelts are not very good (had them on my old dh bike) and thats what turned me off about the holzfellers (i feared they'd have a similar problem) If the shimano xt's can really hold up those seem like a good option...