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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....

    Avail.?

    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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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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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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