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    New question here. Pugsley - What crank and bottom bracket

    Hi All -

    I've been reading through posts for a year about fatbikes and I'm finally starting to work with my LBS to build a Pugsley.

    I'd like to hear your recommendations for a crankset/bottom bracket for a Pugsley with an Alfine 8. I hope to primarily ride on the beach, so I would like to balance durability/serviceability with cost.

    I guess I'm thinking about a Phil Wood, Surly OD, and Race Face options.

    Thanks!

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    Race Face atlas would fit the bill.

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    I'm a big fan of Race Face. I'm using a Turbine, light and strong.

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    I would base the bottom bracket on what kind of riding you do. I like to ride in and around water with sandy bottoms and I go through bottom brackets every ~6 months. I use Shimano- not sure which one exactly as my LBS just keeps a few in stock for me at all times, but they are pretty inexpensive.

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    If you're using an Alfine, I'd just use a Phil Wood BB and any old square taper crank you want. Vikb uses an old Alivio crank I believe with good success. These are cheap and strong! If budget allows though, a White Industries ENO crank would be a good match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkorn View Post
    I'm a big fan of Race Face. I'm using a Turbine, light and strong.
    I'll second that. Love mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    If you're using an Alfine, I'd just use a Phil Wood BB and any old square taper crank you want. Vikb uses an old Alivio crank I believe with good success. These are cheap and strong!
    If you have a favorite square taper crank, the Phil BB is a great way to go.
    I like long cranks and my son is 4'6" and needs short cranks, so we are both on Profile Racing BMX style cranks. They are nearly indestructible and the outboard BB bearings are durable and inexpensive to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    ... If budget allows though, a White Industries ENO crank would be a good match.
    I have one of these on an SS bike, and wondered why I never hear about anyone using them on a fatbike. Chainline issues? I notice that many of the spiderless/direct mount setups use a dished chainring to move the chainline inboard a bit. The Eno rings are not dished at all. It would be nice if one of the aftermarket companies would make rings to fit the Eno. (Yeah, I know Homebrewed makes one, but....)

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