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    skyhawk - what cranks to get?

    I was going to upgrade last year....but I'm wondering what cranks to get.
    all the links I saved are out of stock.

    I want to go to a single chainring in the front. looking for the "value priced "

    I have a skyhawk

    thanks,

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    I put a Raceface Ride crankset on My wife's Skyhawk. Cheap ($60), reasonably light, and stiff. They come with steel chainrings, so it will be much lighter with an alloy single ring. Do yourself a favor and get a Raceface wide/narrow single ring, and a clutch derailer. You won't need a chainguide. Ive been running this setup on my hardtail for about 2 months and haven't dropped a chain.

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    thanks!!

    where did you buy it from?

    also, the clutch derailer....what brand ?

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    Looks like they've gone up a little from the last one I bought. Heres a SS with a bash..

    RaceFace Ride XC SS Crankset | Race Face | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    I run a Shimano Zee FR derailer on my 1x10, and it is awesome. I've run shimano 10 speed derailers on a 9 speed cassette with a SRAM 9 speed shifter, and it works very well. But I forget that the Skyhawk ships 8 speed. I don't think a clutched Der will work with an 8 speed cassette. but you could just go with the crankset for now and go nine or ten speed later on.

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