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    XC/Enduro racer seeking new Crankset

    I am looking for a new crankset for my Epic. I don't know weather I should just plop down for a XT or go for something non-Shimano. What options do I have from Truvativ, Race Face, or FSA? I don't want to spend any more than $150 on this, but it has to be light (not super light though. Thanks for the help.

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    I would go LX. Pretty much the same as XT except for steel chainrings and costs alot less. Change the rings and the weight is about the same.

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    I'm looking for some new cranks, too. The Truvativ Stylo with the external BB are looking attractive to me in terms of price and weight compared to Shimano.

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    I'd go with Shimano but replace the rings when they wear out with Blackspire Super Pro. They last ageeeeeeeeeesssssss!

    Or I'd consider something from Truvativ, FSA, or Race Face.

    I recently stuck a Truvative Firex on my hardtail, but I have to say the crank is nice but the rings are crap (they wear very quickly).

    My new bike(that I am currently building) will get either a Shimano crank (Hone or XT) with Blackspire rings or a whole Blackspire crank and rings. The Shimano rings will then go on the Firex on the other bike....
    Last edited by kronik; 05-25-2005 at 03:20 AM.

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