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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by rbx, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. rbx

    rbx Monkey

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    I have no idea about wich crankset to get, looking for something made purely for dh racing (no hucking cromoly anchor type crankset)

    What i have found
    -Bonz(leans towards freeride??)
    -Truvativ
    -Fsa
    -Race Face diaboulus

    Anyways any suggestions would help alot

    p.s i weight 190 lbs if that helps
     
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  2. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    well profiles are in the same weight range as the diabloulus ones... get a ti spindle and they are lighter.

    you top of the line ones though would be Middleburn. light strong. also really good chain line. cheapest would be the Truvativ, the husselfelZers. strong and stiff
     
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    not fsa
     
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  4. profro

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    I second Profiles with Ti spindle. I have them on both of my bikes and they are awesomely stiff and strong.
     
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  5. rbx

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    wow just checked out the middleburn rs7 cranks, beautiful!!!

    Thanks DHS for pointing them out, any suggestions for the BB that would be in the same league as the middleburns?
     
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    middleburns are a awesome crank and now i wont use anything else for dh,also there warrenty is second to none
     
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    i have never had a problem with fsa cranks. i weight 240 on a light day and rode fr hardtail for over a year and no problems

    i used v-drive extreams and a platium pro bb (actually the xc version)
     
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  8. DHS

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    i run a raceface sig ISIS series for my middle burn. i like it cause i can flip flop the hub for better chain adjust
     
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    Truvativ Holzfellers (~ 755 grams $99 or $59 ) - both have outer BCD of 104
    FSA platinum pro isis BB (light) or RF signature BB (solid)

    Go profile/cromo for ZERO worries.
     
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  10. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    As long as you have a decent BB, there's not too much to worry about. I ride older style XTs on my DH bike with no problems. I think people are under the illusion they need more metal on the cranks than they really do.
     
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    Jeremy R is running a set of 170mm XT's with good luck too.
     
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    So am I
     
  13. dexter

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    deity cromos with ti spindle. super easy instalation and bombproof. lighter than saint and i believe hone. these cranks have such tight tolerances, they havnt come loose once this season on 3 different bikes
     
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    what about hone they are light very strong-lighter than the sait but almost identical
     
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    hones cheaper lighter and they have the same design just not as strong suposily, but no one has had problems with it i am just guessing it wouldn't be able to handle extrm freeride as nicely as the saint, bu you are looking for dh cranks
     
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    the new xts are hella strong and light as well.