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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by -dustin, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    'bout $250 shipped with spider, rings, and self-extracting bolts.
     

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  2. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    Ew......Square taper....
     
  3. Brian HCM#1

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

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    Yeah, why the square?
     
  4. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    why not?
     
  5. Brian HCM#1

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

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    Out dated, not as durable as ISIS.
     
  6. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Square taper has larger bearings and greater durability.
     
  7. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    snapping BB spindles for one, rounding out the tapers from normal use. Not as stiff, tendency to loosen up over time. They have been surpassed by splined cranks in every way.
     
  8. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    In bearing life maybe, not spindle durability that is for sure.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Isis -- snapped spindles, rounding out of the crank arms, coming loose, crappy bearings.
     
  10. -dustin

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    I like ISIS just fine.
     
  12. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    ISIS has given me no problems.



    Square taper on the other hand....
     
  13. Denny

    Denny Chimp

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    I've broken 3 square-taper BB's in the last couple years of riding.
     
  14. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    broke 3 riding XC?
     
  15. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    You must live in Bizarro world. The only problems I've encountered with ISIS were bearing life.

    I've seen square tapers skewer people too many times to ever ride that stuff again.
     
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    Denny Chimp

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    Well, I pedaled up the hill before I did the drops... :)
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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  18. Repack

    Repack Turbo Monkey

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    Funny stuff! I just got rid of some 4 year old square taper North Shores. In 10 years of racing DH (225# expert) I only broke 3 spindles. 2 were Shimano UN70, one was a UN50. I only replaced them b/c I wasn't sure how much longer they would last and knew that they would go at the worst possible time. Threw on a set of Hone's.
     
  19. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I didn't think you could still find a square BB/crankset. The isis bottom bracket is pretty standard across the board these days. Even my BMX race bike came stock with an isis BB. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I had a bike with a squared BB. Either way, if you want to run one, it's all good.