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    New Cranks

    last weekend I bent and started to pull threads for the pedals on my Truvativ 5D's on a 4 foot drop. I'm going to try riding on them some more this weekend but I think i'll need to buy some new ones in the near future. What would be a good replacement, i'm looking for something stronger, weight isn't that much of an issue but price is, i want something that is still affordable

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    Given the way you killed 'em, I guess you're looking for beefier + inserts?

    Here's two budget suggestions:
    * Race Face Evolve DH, and Evolve FR BB.
    * Truvativ Hussefelt Triple, and Gigapipe BB.

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    Yeah i was also thinking of a new bottom bracket too because there is a weird squeaking noise coming from down there, almost sounds like there is a mouse stuck in my bike. Anyway, wheelworld.com has Hssefelts on sale for 89 and an ISIS DH Splinded BB on for 29. Are these good deals? and is it better to buy over the internet or should i go to a bike store

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    Sounds like an extremely good price on those cranks. Only thing that's got me worried is the BB. The Tuvativ ISIS DH BB they have listed is only available as 73x118, which may or may not be correct for your bike...

    As for LBS vs Internet, the LBS knows they can't compete on price, so maybe grab the cranks online, then get the BB from your LBS (if you have one you trust) and have them fit it all. I'm suggesting that because there will be some minor tuning and the frame should be prepped properly before fitting the right sized ISIS BB.

    Edit: Also, you're more likely to have BB problems than crank problems, so it *should* be easier to get any drama resolved through your LBS than a random Internet site.

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