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what's the word on burly non steel cranks these days?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by blacky, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. blacky

    blacky Monkey

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    would prefere a 5 bolt alloy crank i can set up for 2 + MRP lrp. the new badger cranks (which i have had and were great) now suck.

    i am hard on equipment and like it stiff, so heavy is ok and probably good. otherwise i am looking at the 4 bolt saint or the hossefelt (sp?) not the hussefelt.
     

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  2. PepperJester

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    i belive you are speeking of the hozefeller (slightly better spelling haaha) I have a set their good cranks and their not to heavy.

    Just so you know not many companys are using 5 bolt any more, the 4bolt set up is gaining favour.

    As for the best beef in the biz. I'd recomend the RaceFace Diablos cranks. they are huge! + have an excellent warrenty in case you mess up on your new 30 ft drop :)
     
  3. nuclear 674

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    ahead of you!!!
    check out mrp mr bones, all black, burly and all business
     
  4. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    5 bolt for the most part is being faded out. Almost all of the cranks you will find today are 4 bolt. On that note I picked a set of Diabolus cranks a little while ago and so far they rock. Have only had one ride on them, but with the few drops and stuff I put them through they seemed to hold up really nicely.

    If you are interested I have a set of 5 bolt Race Face Northshore DH cranks for sale. PM me for more info.
     
  5. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    I switched from profiles to raceface turbine square tapers on my urban bike with old skool 110 spacing. Dropped a bunch of unecessary weight and so far, so good. It's not limited my riding any.
     
  6. blacky

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    are the mrp bones steel?
     
  7. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Yes. From what I have heard the bearings in their bottom bracket are junk as well, I would look elsewhere.
     
  8. OGRipper

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    FYI I know a few people who have been very frustrated with Diabolus cranks loosening up no matter what they do. I'd say go with Saint or the truvativs.
     
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    get the gusset pigmys, cheep and bombproof
     
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    are you retarded? he's looking for aluminum
     
  11. The Amish

    The Amish Dumber than N8

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    Stop being a weight weenie by some profiles and call it a day. This is freeriding not a spandex wearing contest. :D

    Just kidding, but seriously, a set of profiles will still be going strong long after you've hosed several pairs of the best alloy cranks available. If your dead set against it do your self a favor and atleast dont buy the northshores. They strip out on the spindle after some moderate abuse and will never stay tight after that again. I've gone through 2sets, what a waste of money. Thats just my 2 cents
     
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    o whoops, wait r u short-bus prejudice!

    (btw stop being a weight bitch and give in to steel cranks)
     
  13. Sir_Crackien

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    saint duh. they might just be the strongest crank avalible. and no i'm not a **** man lo lover either. its just a very good crank
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Never had a problem with my RaceFace NorthShores. Done quite a bit of dropping on them too.
     
  15. The Amish

    The Amish Dumber than N8

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    Pure Shizz. You must ride like a girl. :sneaky:
    I had a pair on my hardtail........Junk. Had a pair on my Dare..........Junk. The only thing good about them is that there gonna warranty em so I can pass em along to someone else.
     
  16. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    hey ... glad those are working out for ya. :thumb:
     
  17. Echo

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    Most people who consider themselves "droppers" don't understand what kind of abuse Amish dishes out. He is what you would call a "worst case scenario" for crank manufacturers. No fear and the skill to back it up.
     
  18. Muuqi

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    I've been running RF Diabolus cranks for over a year now and have had two pairs. They replaced some Kona Buldge cranks and actually feel stiffer and took off a bunch of weight. If you're super hard on parts/like to grind/don't have much finesse then sure, go with profiles, they're probably the burliest cranks you can buy, but for most I think they're overkill.
     
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    Has anybody heard anything about the 2pc FSA Gravity (external bearing) setup?
     
  20. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    it should rock but considering they are not avalible yet no one will have a true answer to this question. i have only have one problem with a FSA crank in the past and they hooked my up really fast with a new set
     
  21. WKC

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    I've ridden the ISIS version, but the External setup isn't out yet, I don't think. The ISIS ones are nice, but in my opinion, I like the Diabolus X-Type setup a little better. They almost feel like steel cranks.
     
  22. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Well a trade off might be the FSA Pounders

    STEEL crank arms
    ISIS drive BB
    They are 4 bolt. :(

    I haven't had a wimper out of them on my DH bike. Though I had a hard time finding them when I wanted them. I went straight to the source....FSA is about 6 miles from my house. But the cranks were still hard to find.
     
  23. WKC

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    My first set of steel cranks was the Azoniv 454's that I put on my Scratch, and they put EVERY aluminum crank that I have ever had to shame. I want to put a set of Deity cranks on my DH bike, they are far stiffer than most any aluminum crank I've ever tried.
     
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    :stosh: It's HOLZFELLER you itiot(and you say you own a pair :sneaky: )!!!
     
  25. WKC

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    I don't know anyone in my parts that can spell or pronounce Holzfeller or Hussefelt right.
     
  26. motomike

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    haha I was about to say that... I can't stand it when I hear "holzfelter"
     
  27. WKC

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    haha. I hate it when they "Hozzefelts", or "Hozzelfellers". Kinda like when people say "Mar-zotch-e" instead of "Mar-zo-key", it just sounds retarded.
     
  28. dexter

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    deity cranks with a ti bb. best of all worlds. light as truvativ but 100x stronger
     
  29. WKC

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    Deity cranks, especially with a Ti BB, put all the "lightweight" DH aluminum cranksets I've ridden to shame, period.