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    Race Face Deus Cranks - Any Good?

    I know that the BB's are wank and would stick to my existing HOPE, but i've been offered a set of 2010 Deus cranks on the cheap and was wondering whether they are any good. The problem is that I need a 51mm chainline and unfortunately there aren't many alternatives.

    Opinions and experiences please.
    Last edited by 20_bandh; 03-14-2010 at 11:51 PM.

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    For a lightweight like me, 150 lb, they're solid enough, little flex. I've never had any problem except the crank extractor bolt loosening, my fault just didn't keep it snug. RF team rings that it uses are very nice as well.

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    Great cranks and rings. Even the bottom bracket has been improved for 2010. Grab 'em!

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    I have some of the older versions... and I absolutely love them! I feel that most of the issues with BB's are due to poor install instructions and putting too much preload on the bearings. I've had my cranks since 2006 and they are still going strong. The rings are also great, they shift flawlessly and are very durable. I really don't think you can beat the performance/$$$, especially if you get a good deal on them.
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    Are they clyde friendly? I mean a 300 pound clyde.

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    Nothing cycling related is friendly for 300 pound dudes.The cranks are probably as stiff/friendly as anything else out there but 300 pounds is crazy.

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    I built up a bike for friend who is pushing 300 and we ended up putting freeride cranks on his bike. He is very happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster
    Are they clyde friendly? I mean a 300 pound clyde.
    I'd say no

    About 2 season in it, maybe 3, xc lite AM use. Back then I went about 165.

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