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    New Crankset? What to buy?

    Hello!

    I have a 2002 Specialized Enduro Pro. In 02' the bike came with the Specialized Strong Arm 2 Cranks.

    The entire time I have had them the bolt on one side of the cranks tends to loosen during the ride. This was no big deal, I would just tighten it every so often. I need to replace them now. They loosen mid-ride now, and besides I tagged a rock and the front chain rings are out of alignment a bit. I am not looking for the lightest weight cranks, but I don't want something cheap that will wear out fast. I was looking to get something off of wheel world
    http://wheelworld.com/itemlist.cfm?category=44

    But I am not sure where my money would best be spent. I would like to spend around $100.00 and at the max $150.00.

    Do I also need to get a new bottom bracket? Is that an item that normally sells separately?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer....
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    I just got a set of 06 Truvativ Stylo 3.3 Teams with BB from Pricepoint for 119. Great deal and so far they have worked well, were easy to install and no creaks...

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    What kinds of differences will I notice between going cheap

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=4146

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=2475

    Or stepping up just a little bit?

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=3440

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=3442

    Is it a weight thing? Or a performance thing?
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    The Evolve is going to be the stiffest of the three. The BB will likely last longer than the ISIS/octalink ones as well (although I've had good luck with FSA Platinum BBs, many people do not).

    If you're looking in that neighborhood, you can always look to Shimano's LX M580 external bearing cranks (Ebay has great deals on these usually).

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    I also got Truvativ Stylo 3.3 from Pricepoint and I couldn't be happier. I live in AZ where it's very dry, so I can't say anything about it's mud/rain performance, but so for it's been quiet and smooth.

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    If you keep your BB then your new crank arms might also loosen up...it could have been the bolts or threads in the BB causing the problem.

    However, if that's the case just apply some loctite when you crank them down and the problem is solved. Note: there are 2 types and one type is more or less permanent and your cranks will never come off again. So use the right type.

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