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    Crankset for El Guapo

    Good Morning!

    I'm hoping to solicit some advice on choosing a crankset.

    I'm in the process of building up a Titus El Guapo. I'm looking for an all mountain type build. I kind of expect to do a little of everything, mostly trail riding. Basically I want something burley enough to handle just about anything I can throw at it but not overbuilt. Capability is more important than weight, though weight is a concern.

    Budget is $200-ish. Max is maybe $250.

    As of right now I'm thinking Shimano SLX, though I'm also interested in the XT. Any thoughts? Any other cranksets to consider?

    Thanks for any opinions!

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    Raceface Deus would be an obvious alternate choice to the XT. Usually you can find a seller on Ebay that has them attractively priced. The other crankset that I like that is only slightly heavier but you can find at under $190 is the FSA Afterburner. For the money I like the Afterburner of the three.

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    For my money its XT all the way. Strong,
    good looking, and shifts really good. They
    also come with a very nice bottom bracket.

    Best, John

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