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    crankset question

    Hi, I am looking at getting a new set of cranks and found a good deal on some hussefelts with
    a BB. I currently use an 8 speed drivetrain, can i still use these 9 speed cranks with all of my 8 speed stuff? Thanks, Kevin

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    Yes, they should work fine.
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    Another question: now I am looking at XT cranks. Is this the tool i would need to install the octalink BB? Any reason i should get XT over hussefelt?
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    XT cranks are stiffer, lighter, and the BB interface is better. The tool you need to install is shown below...
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti342
    Another question: now I am looking at XT cranks. Is this the tool i would need to install the octalink BB? Any reason i should get XT over hussefelt?
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    Thanks for the help, Kevin.

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    So is this what i need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti342
    Another question: now I am looking at XT cranks. Is this the tool i would need to install the octalink BB? Any reason i should get XT over hussefelt?
    Maybe, that is the tool if you are getting "old style" Octalink, with the spindle not permanently attached to the arms. If you are getting the new style Ocatlink II -or whateva' they calls them- then you need the tool that lebikerboy shows you.

    Long story short, if the cranks don't come with a bottom bracket, you need the first tool you found, if they do, you need the second tool mmm'kay?

    Ah, XT vs.Hussefelt? dunno, XT lighter, Hussefelt stronger. XT more general use (use, not ABUSE) Hussefelt abuse friendly. Husefelt ISIS BB, no fun. If you do a lots of jumping and hucking, try looking into a Saint or RF Diabolous, otherwise XT should be fine.
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    The cranks dont come with the BB i am buying that seperately both from nashbar. They say octalink not octalink 2 so i need the first tool right?
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    Good job!

    Yes, you will need tool#1, and you are getting a pretty sweet deal. If you are not into really big jumping-freeriding stuff, those should work fine. You may want to buy a crank puller since you are at it. You don't need it to install the cranks, but you'll need it to remove them for servicing and stuff. And if you are a tool ho like most of us, you have to have it even if you only use it once
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    Its going on abanshee scirocco set up for aggressive XC and trail riding, a few jumps but no huge hucks. I already have a crank puller and i am assuming i dont need a different one, or do i? Thanks for all the help, Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti342
    Its going on abanshee scirocco set up for aggressive XC and trail riding, a few jumps but no huge hucks. I already have a crank puller and i am assuming i dont need a different one, or do i? Thanks for all the help, Kevin
    Cranks should be ok, if you are using splined cranks (ISIS or Shimano's) the puller will work. If you have a puller for square tapered it won't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenK
    And if you are a tool ho like most of us, you have to have it even if you only use it once
    Totally!!

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