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    Fifteen G cranks??

    Does any one have any information on these cranks other than the post in bike mag and on the hives site. http://bythehive.com/?page_id=610/ They are looking to be a promising crank with BB30, 104/64bcd, polygon spindle, 802g complete and probably tunable to 740g maybe.
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    They are badass cranks, I have been talking with the guys there about a BB30 crank for my bike. they have a 30mm spindle but aren't BB30, they use a standard thread in BB so they are more versatile.

    I think they are worth every penny. plus they are made in California!!!!!!
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    Bump....

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    I like the current standard bb and large bearing set up.
    I'm building up an new AM rig. The interface that they're using at the bb crank arm makes a LOT of sense. Great for this application.

    I'd love to use these cranks on this build!

    Anyone know anything more?
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    they should be avail now, send them an email. they might be busy and not get back you right away. They are going to be at Sea Otter so I'm sure they are getting ready to take the show on he road
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    any update on these? I tried to call, no answer. Also, is it for sure that the BB is proprietary (forgive me if that's a stupid question)

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    Yeah...I'm seriously thinking about them to finish my Sinister Gruitr build...
    Since the BIKE mag article...there hasn't been much "buzz" about The Hive and these fifteen.g cranks! Bwahaha!
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    hardtailnation.co.uk had a blip on them and said something to the effect that "they're new...so new that they won't be released in the US until June."
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    Does any one have an idea as to whether the BB will accept speci's carbon crank?

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    Whose crank?

    By, "speci"...do you mean Specialized? Unless they've somehow just adopted this new crank interface...I'd say, "No".
    If I've somehow missed something in your question....please...elaborate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster
    By, "speci"...do you mean Specialized? Unless they've somehow just adopted this new crank interface...I'd say, "No".
    If I've somehow missed something in your question....please...elaborate!
    Umm they look like integrated spindle cranks to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannermix
    Does any one have an idea as to whether the BB will accept speci's carbon crank?
    it should work with the Specialized BB30 crank, the inner spindle diameter on each crank is 30mm

    I have been wondering myself if you can use the 15G BB on a normal frame with the Spec crank or the 15G cranks on the Spec BB30 frames.
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    that's exactly what i meant. Thanks for reading between the lines . I've been back and forth between getting the fifteen.G setup or a specialized crank with the fifteen.G BB on my new bike (stumpjumper marathon 29er HT), but it'd be an expensive experiment if it didn't work out :/

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    I want to try as well but don't have the extra cash
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    has anyone come across pics of the singlespeed version installed on a bike?

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    ok.. looked at their website and the triple version seems to be available. I've got the cash burning a hole in my pocket waiting for the SS version! anyone have any info on when that will ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettorider
    Umm they look like integrated spindle cranks to me.
    Umm....did you see the interface?
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    Just bought a set from my LBS for my singlespeed build - 32T - 175mm SS cranks. Seems very strong and decently light. I like the "theory" about the strength of their design, etc. We'll see.

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    Are they compatitable with Shimano BB?
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    bycy, did you get the version with the bashguard? any chance you'd post pictures of them on your build (haven't seen them on a bike yet)? what's your lbs?
    thanks! uknat

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    Quote Originally Posted by uknathank
    bycy, did you get the version with the bashguard? any chance you'd post pictures of them on your build (haven't seen them on a bike yet)? what's your lbs?
    thanks! uknat

    Yes - I got the one with the bashguard. I'd definitely post pix....unfortunately, still waiting for my frame from Soulcraft. Any week now...

    They really don't look too different from any bashguard equipped SS crankset, such as the Stylo. Although a bit cleaner lines and significantly lighter. The visual difference is really the spindle / bb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiatkiat
    Are they compatitable with Shimano BB?

    Nope - their new spindle design requires their BB.

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    ah, hope it gets there soon! What I'm curious about is the bashguard setup, and the ring. I thought it looked a bit clunky in one picture I saw, but then I saw another where it looked alright. Do you know the bcd of the chainring? If you post a few pics of just the crank, I'd be really grateful!

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    BCD measures out to 104. Pix coming up as soon as I can figure this out.

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    http://www.me.com/gallery/#100016
    Couple of pix. The bashguard looks like it would fit if I ever changed to 34T chainring (NOT!)

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    Ballpark on the cost of cranks, bb, .... the full deal to be up and running?
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    $250ish for crankset + 45ish for the BB

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    Let us know when you install em and start to use them. I have been interested in them, though the triple ring variety. My large ring acts as my bash guard and leg grater in one.

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    Here is a picture

    Not the greatest picture, but here are the Fifteen.G triple cranks on my Salsa Ala Carte. I have a few rides on them now and like them a lot. They are well built and shifting performance is as good as any other crankset I've used before. Plus, they just look cool.
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    I will have mine on Tuesday!!!!
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    SnydaMtb and about the weight ? do you know ?

    Scooter916 pictures please.....

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    Weight

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    SnydaMtb and about the weight ? do you know ?
    Here are the weights on mine (170mm version):
    Crankset - 710 gr
    BB (including spacers and shims) - 81 gr

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    If I understand the fifteen.g setup correctly, they will not work with a BB30 68mm bottom bracket shell? Kinda silly given the BB30-sized spindle and bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinepig
    If I understand the fifteen.g setup correctly, they will not work with a BB30 68mm bottom bracket shell? Kinda silly given the BB30-sized spindle and bearings.

    but the bearing width is 84mm so it adds more stiffness, they should work with the Specialized OSBB30 frames
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    Once you guys have an impression on this crankset please post.

    Specifically if you notice any difference with the new spindle system.

    I definitely plan on getting this, been waiting for some first hand real word experience for these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceKilla
    ...if you notice any difference with the new spindle system.
    Ok, so I put another 34 hard miles on the cranks this morning. I haven't notice any perceivable difference in the way the cranks feel while riding compared to other external bearing systems I've use (specifically Shimano XT and Truvativ Stylo 3.3). They are stiff and smooth.

    The biggest difference is with the BB/spindle setup when you first install them. With the Shimano and Truvativ BBs, you basically just screw it in and slap the cranks on. With the Fifteen.g, there are sets of shims and washers that must be put in to fine tune the spacing (between the BB cup and crank arm). I've tried to show a comparison in the pictures below. The first one is of my Stylo 3.3 setup. The second on is from the Fifteen.g setup. You can barely see the very thin spacers that had to be installed. It really isn't a big deal though because I don't pull my cranks off very often.

    Hopefully that was the kind of data you were looking for. I still have less than 100 miles on them so I can't really say anything about durability.

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    got mine today, 774g including crank arms, BB with all spacers and my Gates belt drive ring and 4 Ti SS chainring bolts
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    For those that currently own them....

    Would you say they are strong enough for aggressive trail, AM type use?
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    I have yet to ride them as I am still waiting for my custom frame, but I have friends that use XT on their DH bikes and I feel the 15G are up to the task as well. I would call and talk with Charlie at The Hive and get his response, I know he has been riding them for 6 months or so
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    so far good

    I have been on my set for a month now, 175mm 32 tooth SS with bash guard. Setup took a little longer with the spacers but no big deal. I have been very happy with them so far. Especially since the q factor is low. (They play nice with my knees). Durability wise, I have smacked them into the usual rocks and what not we have here in New Mexico. I primarily ride and race on my single speed. My initial impressions are good. It is still too early to tell if the BB is any better than the other options out there. They are stiffer than my old xtr m952 cranks. I don't really ride aggressive trail, so I cant say if they are strong enough for surviving a cased 6 footer, so if your that worried about durability try out those new shimano SLX cranks maybe? I'll try and post up how they have done in a few months, for more of a long term view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinjp
    I have been on my set for a month now, 175mm 32 tooth SS with bash guard. Setup took a little longer with the spacers but no big deal. I have been very happy with them so far. Especially since the q factor is low. (They play nice with my knees). Durability wise, I have smacked them into the usual rocks and what not we have here in New Mexico. I primarily ride and race on my single speed. My initial impressions are good. It is still too early to tell if the BB is any better than the other options out there. They are stiffer than my old xtr m952 cranks. I don't really ride aggressive trail, so I cant say if they are strong enough for surviving a cased 6 footer, so if your that worried about durability try out those new shimano SLX cranks maybe? I'll try and post up how they have done in a few months, for more of a long term view.
    Hi Calvinjp

    Regarding the Q-factor - did you have a chance to measure it? Please share it with fellow creaky knees riders.

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    q factor for fifteen g cranks

    I emailed the guys over at the hive and here is there response to me.

    "The Q -factor on our cranks is 84mm from pedal face to center. Like everyone we like a narrow q-factor but any lower than this and you start running into frame clearance and front der. clearance issues."

    This is very similar to the older xtr m952 cranks, this was one of the main reasons I switched. So far I have not had any knee issues Hope this helps.

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    Sharp machined edges near the spindle: anybody noticing them damaging their shoes?

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    Time will tell with that but GREAT point, Steve....
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    more pictures please . I think, finally, I should have a set on the way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinjp
    I emailed the guys over at the hive and here is there response to me.

    "The Q -factor on our cranks is 84mm from pedal face to center. Like everyone we like a narrow q-factor but any lower than this and you start running into frame clearance and front der. clearance issues."
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    The 952 cranks are 163mm Q-factor, vs. 168 for the fifteenG. That's a fairly significant difference to me. On frames with clearance for ultra-fat tires I can see a lower Q being an issue, but I'd much prefer to give up a little tire clearance for the lowest possible Q.

    Maybe when the Hive comes out with a true BB30 crank (non-external) they'll take the opportunity to lower the Q a bit. I'm sure the new SRAM XX has a lower Q than this - it's doable.

    Edit: Just googled - SRAM XX at 156mm Q-factor option (!), also available at 164mm for frames that require it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinepig
    The 952 cranks are 163mm Q-factor, vs. 168 for the fifteenG. That's a fairly significant difference to me. On frames with clearance for ultra-fat tires I can see a lower Q being an issue, but I'd much prefer to give up a little tire clearance for the lowest possible Q.

    Maybe when the Hive comes out with a true BB30 crank (non-external) they'll take the opportunity to lower the Q a bit. I'm sure the new SRAM XX has a lower Q than this - it's doable.

    Edit: Just googled - SRAM XX at 156mm Q-factor option (!), also available at 164mm for frames that require it.

    I'm looking for a crank set that has significant clearance even with 180 mm crank arm length for my DW Sultan...wonder if fifteen G might be good choice ? Anybody know the Q-factor for RF Atlas crankset in comparison ? Thanks ! TIG

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    Got my set of fifteen.g's installed. They seem awesome except...

    I'm having weird chain skip issues under torque, on the middle ring. I either get chain slip in the rear, or disastrous chain drop in the front (one or the other, seemingly randomly). My fifteen.gs replaced a crank with new chain rings, and I'm running the same (almost new) cassette, and rear derailleur. No chain skip before. Checked the hanger for bending, frame alignment, QR tightness, and the cassette for broken teeth and play.

    Any ideas or similar issues?

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    How old's your chain. It is probably that or the cassette (even if the latter is almost new), or both.

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    The issue is arising with a cassette and chain that had equal wear, only about 200 miles or so on them both. No problems with that chain and cassette with previous set up (though these were 1x9 and 2x9). Somehow, it seems this is related to the new crank. Or I am missing something...

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    Try switching the old rings onto the new crank and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    but the bearing width is 84mm so it adds more stiffness, they should work with the Specialized OSBB30 frames
    Has anybody checked this? I need new cranks for my Cannondale Taurine. Curious if they'll fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabdoctor
    Has anybody checked this? I need new cranks for my Cannondale Taurine. Curious if they'll fit.

    it won't work, Cannondale frames have a 68mm bearing width

    The bearing seat on the 15G crankarms are machined at 84mm, thats why I THINK they may work with the Spec OSBB frame. Specialized used the BB30 concept but made it wider for added stifness
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    weird... I finally sorted it out. It turned out to be the Hive chainrings. No problem at all with brand new FSA rings. bummer as the rings are throwaways (and no, you can't have them). I'm not sure what the deal is. I had called Hive about and they were very nice, but could only suggest using a Shimano chain.

    apparently what was happening is that the chain was catching on some of the shifting pins when it would get jostled around or whatever under load, or when bouncing through stuff, and then getting thrown.

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    I put some miles on these on a Fatback Ti snowbike. Fatback has Fifteen G make a custom spindle to work with the 100mm BB shell the snowbikes use.

    They are incredibly beautiful cranks. I took some pics of them recently:









    Since Fatback is the sole distributor of the 100mm BB shell version, their name is laser etched into the arm:



    The 30mm spindle is massive:







    Some shots on an aluminum Fatback:





    This is the bike I demoed for about a week with the cranks:



    I thought the Fifteen G rings shifted brilliantly. As good as any ring I have ever ridden, but I only rode them in cold, snowy conditions and they never saw a spec of dirt. The cranks are very stiff and spin smoothly, no big surprise I suppose. The BB's dust cap pops off easily and you can get right at the cartridge bearing in the BB cup to repack it. Overall it seems like a very nice crank. The price seems pretty good too, though I am generally not that excited about proprietary systems like the BB spindle size they went with. I would not hesitate to run a set.
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    Long Term Impressions

    Just checking in like I said I would. I bought them in July of this past year and have put a lot of miles in on them, one of the only good things about being unemployed I guess is ride time. Im not a small guy, I weigh about 185 to 200 depending on beer intake so I'm not exactly easy on equipment, but than again I primarily ride XC so im not doing dirt jumps on them either. So here are some random thoughts about the cranks, I hope they help.

    They have been very good. This stiffness is noticeable when standing on the pedals and sprinting and the bearings still turn very well for an outboard bearing bottom bracket. I have gotten them covered in mud in a cross race, submerged in river crossings and of course the dust out here that seems to get every where. The bottom bracket has not been totally flawless, at times it can sound gritty, but easily fixed by popping the caps off and repacking with clean grease. I may see If I can get new dust covers for the spring, just to start off fresh for the next season.

    The ring and bash guard. Well its a SS crank so I cant say how well it shifts. I can say I have taken some direct hits to the guard and put some large scratches on it, so it works. I did develop a creak back in September that I can pin point to being loose chainring bolts. So check them when it comes time to do regular maintenance.

    Maintenance is not difficult, like I mentioned pop the caps off and repack with grease. I still read the directions they have posted on the hive website. They are well written and easy to understand. My favorite thing about the whole fifteen g crank system might just be the tool that you use to install the bottom bracket. At first i was disappointed that I had to spend more money on another tool, why couldn't they have gone with the what everbody else was using. Now after 6 months or so I reach for that wrench whenever I have to take pedals on or off.

    So the big question "Would you buy another set of these cranks ?" . Yes, I would. I have been very impressed with them. I may buy a set of the geared version too. Hope that helps.

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    Thanks for that Paul!

    I've been eying these and your writeup really helped in my decision making.
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    Got 'em installed on the Chameleon and they look great. I haven't tried them as the Lizard doesn't have wheels or forks, yet.

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    Help! My ISIS XTs wore out after 8 years. I can feel the cranks are loose while pedaling out of the saddle. Here is the rub, do I go with fifteen.g or xt? This is a Dean Duke (ti) and I ride everything in San Diego, so water is not really a problem.

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    I'm psyched on mine once I swapped out the rings -- though others have no problem with them. Hive has great customer service too. go for it

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    I was pretty impressed with how they fit up (buttery smooth). After doing the obligatory icy parking lot ride, and warehouse skidding contest... I would have no issues with these on my AM rig, or even my DH bike (I don't smack pedals much). (Pic is the proto Mojo HD with LG1+ mounted up with a BB adapter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by philw86
    I would have no issues with these on my AM rig, or even my DH bike (I don't smack pedals much)
    Is that your bike? How laterally stiff are these things?

    Also, does anyone know if the hive will sell these in the geared version sans rings?

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    Not a Good First Impression

    Had my LBS install them yesterday...done properly by an experienced mechanic. Took them out today for the maiden voyage and got about a half mile before the non-driveside crank arm started to come loose. Coasted home and that was that.

    Took it back to the LBS and the mechanic's response was "well, I was kind of afraid this could happen...single bolt design." He took it apart added some blue loctite to the spindle and send me on my way. I'll try it again tonight. Otherwise, they look great and are noticeably more stiff (before they loosened up). I hope the loctite works. I'll post an update after my next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by System
    Had my LBS install them yesterday...done properly by an experienced mechanic. Took them out today for the maiden voyage and got about a half mile before the non-driveside crank arm started to come loose. Coasted home and that was that.

    Took it back to the LBS and the mechanic's response was "well, I was kind of afraid this could happen...single bolt design." He took it apart added some blue loctite to the spindle and send me on my way. I'll try it again tonight. Otherwise, they look great and are noticeably more stiff (before they loosened up). I hope the loctite works. I'll post an update after my next ride.
    Ummm...my sure bet is that he didn't install them properly. Loctite won't fix an improper install. Sorry, man. This is coming from a novice mechanic (yes, me) who thinks attaching a plastic lid to a styrofoam cup is a mechanical experience. And I installed my own Fifteen G crankset on my Pugsley.

    If you have a torque wrench, the Hive/Fifteen G install tool, and the Fifteen G install video that's posted on Vimeo, you can install this crankset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Ummm...my sure bet is that he didn't install them properly. Loctite won't fix an improper install. Sorry, man. This is coming from a novice mechanic (yes, me) who thinks attaching a plastic lid to a styrofoam cup is a mechanical experience. And I installed my own Fifteen G crankset on my Pugsley.

    If you have a torque wrench, the Hive/Fifteen G install tool, and the Fifteen G install video that's posted on Vimeo, you can install this crankset.

    I fully agree here! I don't have a fifteen.G but people say the same thing about the Truvativ cranks as well, that they loosen up quickly, etc... I installed it myself and if you use the proper tools and torque it right, it will stay tight.

    I could possibly buy that it loosened a hair after a rough days ride, but 0.5 miles, that is a bad install and nothing else.
    Unless your crank has a defect of course but your mechanic should have noticed that if that is the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr13zehn
    I fully agree here! I don't have a fifteen.G but people say the same thing about the Truvativ cranks as well, that they loosen up quickly, etc... I installed it myself and if you use the proper tools and torque it right, it will stay tight.

    I could possibly buy that it loosened a hair after a rough days ride, but 0.5 miles, that is a bad install and nothing else.
    Unless your crank has a defect of course but your mechanic should have noticed that if that is the case.
    Not really a fair comparison as GXP is a press fit splined interface (with documented issues in the 2007 stylo series I believe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meatrack
    Not really a fair comparison as GXP is a press fit splined interface (with documented issues in the 2007 stylo series I believe)

    That may be so, but my opinion stands. It was most likely a faulty install. Loosening after just half a mile... That's not the crank designs' fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr13zehn
    That may be so, but my opinion stands. It was most likely a faulty install. Loosening after just half a mile... That's not the crank designs' fault.
    Absolutely.

    Also, to those with chain skip issues.... run a shimano chain. Problem solved. The rings work great with shimano chains. SRAM chains are a bit wider.

    I'd be surprised if newer rings haven't fixed this issue though.

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    Whatever the issue was on the first ride, it has been resolved and I'm very pleased with my new crankset. Put in a good two hours on them yesterday and they shift about the same as the Truvativs they replaced but are noticeably stiffer, especially when climbing.

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    Has anyone run these in a 2x9 or 10 config?

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    Anyone tried running a belt on these cranks?

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    Does the install tool come with the crank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT
    Does the install tool come with the crank?
    No. At least, it wasn't included for me. Bought it as an extra from Greg at Speedway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Anyone tried running a belt on these cranks?
    Ghostrider has a sweet Lynskey Cruiser setup with belt on some 15g's..... link below:
    Lynskey Cruiser Review

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    Yup, the lynskey Bigfoot linked is going belt drive and I have seen a Spot built up as well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Anyone tried running a belt on these cranks?

    like this?


    I love them, great cranks at a great value. wouldn't hesitate to buy a second set
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    I've been waiting for a back ordered install tool, but just found a quote that stated you can use a 1-3/4" 12-point socket or the wrench. Anyone try the socket?

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    Nevermind, I just found it in the small print of the online manual. It is an option according to their manual.

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    * Bump *

    Wondering the same thing as KenDobson...anybody tried them as a double ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    * Bump *

    Wondering the same thing as KenDobson...anybody tried them as a double ?
    same here, thinking about dropping the big ring and putting a bash on there for my Jet9.....anyone see any issues with this?
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    I'm have run the fifteen.g triple as a double, I used a E.13 turbocharger bash ring with no problems what so ever. You just have to get slightly longer bolts because the thickness on the bash ring is quite a bit larger than chainring. I've hit rocks with the bash guard and the cranks are as straight and strong as the day i bought them.

    I'm actually running the triple as a single now with the straitline silent guide with no problems.

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    I just dumped the stock 44T big ring for a 42T ring from Salsa. But I never use the big ring. Was looking at a Salsa Tooth Fairy Triple Bash Guard and thinking that might be a good option—anyone used this guard?

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    @ TOU93, thx for that !
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    it should work with the Specialized BB30 crank, the inner spindle diameter on each crank is 30mm

    I have been wondering myself if you can use the 15G BB on a normal frame with the Spec crank or the 15G cranks on the Spec BB30 frames.


    Has anyone tried this yet? Using a Specialized OSBB mtn bike crank with in a frame that accepts a threaded 15G (Hive) bottom bracket?

    I have the Spez crank and am thinking about using it in an aluminum 2010 Epic Marathon 29er.

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    The Hive Fifteen G on a Tomac Snyper 140




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    I know this is spam buuut....
    I have a set of 175 SS Hive cranks with BB with Enduro Zero Ceramic bearings installed for sale. No tool. $215. Probably 20 hours of use. PM if interested.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Hi,
    Has anyone put these cranks on a Pivot? Looking at putting them on my Mach 5
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