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    Anyone running an FSA V-drive crank?

    I'm 6'9" and 270lbs and I'm looking for a new crank for my SS project. I've seen a nice FSA Megaexo BB V-drive crank FS on a few sites, 32T with a bashguard. Will this crank be strong enough to hold up to some abusive riding? I do some stupid stuff with my SS around town, not gonna lie.

    I like that its got 180mm arms and a dedicated SS ring. If its not a good crank for big guys, is there anything else in that price range (~$160 for crank and BB) that would work better? Weight is not as much of an issue, price is more of an issue for me.

    I know that now that the weather is good I'll lose weight riding around and probably get down to 245, but I still want something relatively bombproof.

    Here's a pic of the one I'm looking at, it reviewed very well on here in the reviews section.

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    Well I bit the bullet and bought these last week. I'll install them in another week or two when I get back in town and can do some riding and I'll post up a full review, if nothing else I'll let you all know if they bend/break.

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    I have been grinding on some FSA Energy cranks on my La Cruz and find them flex free and solid under my 250lbs.
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    I have run them in the past. I don't feel they are as stiff as XT cranks, but at half the price they are a good option for a budget build. Not sure how much abuse they can take. I have run them on AM and also on Single Speed bikes without issue. I noticed some flex while standing climbs on the SS. Not a deal breaker, but not as good as shimano.
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    Thanks for the input. My bike gets put through its paces daily in urban settings and only sees dirt a few days out of the month. Not huge drops but the occasional 4-6 stair gap to make my commute to work more fun.

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