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    Shimano Hone Crankset

    How is this crankset? They cost less then the LX but are tailored to an all moun tain bike. I also like the black color. If anyone has them let me know what you think. Thanks

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    It is the same as LX, except the "two rings + bashring" model has a steel axle (and steel inserts for the pedal threads?).

    LX is pretty good, Hone is no worse.

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    The black anodizing wears very quickly, especially if you ride trails with platforms, in which case there is lots of rubbing and they wear within a dozen rides.

    They are excellent structurally though, especially for the price. If you take a level up to the Saints, they are just about the stiffest cranks out there...

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/arc.../t-167609.html

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    I use them and have had no issues. I don't use the rings as I run an e13 Guide Ring on a 1x9 set-up, but the cranks themselves are rigid without feeling too heavy and they've got me sold on the external bottom bracket system. It's recommended to have the BB shell faced and the threads chased before fitting the HTII cups.
    I ride with platforms and have no problem at all with rubbing/wearing, although I habitually position my foot centrally on the pedal body.
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    Nice

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    I use the 3-ring version (same as LX), I run it SS...no issues .. just as good as my XTs...

    BTW.. sweet pic, Tacu!

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    Nice solid cranks. I like mine a lot. They are a bit heavier than my XT's (my favorite cranks) but they cost a lot less. Get some.
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    I have some in 170mm

    I love them... stiff, and the BB setup is great. the 170mm is a good compromise if you strike your pedals a lot.

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    Should I use a hone bashring on my LX crank? or is there something better out there. Ride mostly XC but sometimes overly aggressive.

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    E-13 and Blackspire make pretty nice bashrings.
    My LX cranks (in SS mode) have some bashring that the LBS had left over from somebody's build.

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    My hone cranks outlasted one of my bike :P. I currently have one on my SS bike (the 3 ring version) and i am looking forward to buy another one for my DJ bike.

    VERY GOOD crankset half the price of XT and only 60g more heavy.

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