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    X9 Fat Bike Crankset

    Found this on Sram.com in the service section, under Frame fit specifications - X0 X9 X7 X5 - MY14. Looks like 2013 is going to be a good year for being fat.

    Service Resources - SRAM | SRAM

    See Page 21 and page 26 for X5 Fat Bike Crankset
    http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/3W...ifications.pdf


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    I've certainly seen them somewhere already. Maybe on a concept bike of some sort?

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    I like the fact that the q factor is only 8.5mm wider than the regular x9. I can deal with that, and throw in spiderless capability...hmmm
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    I like the fact that the q factor is only 8.5mm wider than the regular x9. I can deal with that, and throw in spiderless capability...hmmm
    Q-factor is clearly a mistake, it's only 3.5mm wider than W4x2 which means each crank arm would be 1.75mm thick. 197.5 would make sense

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    got it, thanks. good pick up.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Nice. It's good to see more parts coming on board. Im most interested in cranks that move the chain outward like the MWOD's. Fatbacks FSA crank seems to be a nice piece so far as well. These are the only 2 cranks I have experience with, but I think the added help they bring to maintaining a full set of gears is great.

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    Nice find. The more choices, the better.

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    I run 1x10 and the thought of the X9 cranks with a 30t MRP spiderless bling ring get me all juiced up! :what:

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    There must be a big company that is already buying a bunch of these if they're making them.
    Who is it going to be?
    Has anyone heard of any fat prototypes from the big brands?

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    Specialized should be having something coming out in the spring according to one of their sales reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Specialized should be having something coming out in the spring according to one of their sales reps.
    Sales reps often talk out of their @$$, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    Sales reps often talk out of their @$$, we shall see.
    They wouldn't be a salseman if they didn't.

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    I've heard the same rumor. I kinda doubt it but we'll see. I would almost expect Trek to jump on it first.
    The LPG

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    Any word of the X9 Fatbike Cranks? I needs one

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    Ahh, but will they fit xx1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noish View Post
    Ahh, but will they fit xx1?
    What would the tire clearance (max tire size) be with the different fat frames and the XX1 crank/cassette?

    H.D.

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    Game changer for singles?


    SRAM X9 fat crankset + MRP Bling Ring

    MRP Bling Ring Direct Mount Chainring and MICRO G2 SL Chain Guide | Mountain Bike Review






    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Specialized should be having something coming out in the spring according to one of their sales reps.

    Chumpstumper.

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    I think Salsa may have been the push for the crank, perhaps 9:zero:7 as well.

    I'm just guessing though. Good to see some more crank options, they are pretty minimal right now.

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    They are coming soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by classrc View Post
    Any word of the X9 Fatbike Cranks? I needs one

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    I see many XX1 Fatties in the near future.

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    XX1 makes so much sense on a fat tired bike. Ditch the adapters, chain guides and such. Really lightens the bike plus you have a bit more tire clearance.

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    Hey;

    I've had ZERO crank clearance issues building my bikes, lots of room, but that front derailleur is a real crud catcher with the fat tire slinging goo around.
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    I've had ZERO crank clearance issues building my bikes, lots of room, but that front derailleur is a real crud catcher with the fat tire slinging goo around.
    It also catches brush and other plant debris really well.

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    other fat cranks

    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    There must be a big company that is already buying a bunch of these if they're making them.
    Who is it going to be?
    Has anyone heard of any fat prototypes from the big brands?
    2014 Kona Has a Fatty in the line

    Race Face has about 4 fatbike cranks coming out this year that Kona might be interested in spec'ing. Sram has an X5 fat crank coming out this year too a good year to get fat.
    Last edited by cleanbreakrecords; 02-02-2013 at 06:44 PM. Reason: oops i forgot

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    Official announcement is here:

    SRAM Announces New X9 and X5 Fat Bike Cranks | Mountain Bike Review

    I am seeking more info from my SRAM connections right now.
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