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    Suggestions for/Popular cranks for Alfine 11?

    Hello,

    Am just curious what cranks the majority of people use for their Alfine 11s.

    The Shimano specific ones - they are oddly only available in 170mm. Or am I missing why this is...?

    Any crank suggestions for using a Surly steel ring? Maybe with a bashguard too. Or suggestions for another good chainring?

    I might be wrong but my research so far rules out using a Surly steel ring on Deore/XT cranks as wrong BCD - and I can't make head nor tail of Raceface/Truvativ models as of yet.

    I'm also thinking that 39/20 (29er/Surly Straggler) should be fine for road/towpath etc light touring in the Alps, not least as my Alfine 11 came with a 20 tooth...

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    People use whatever they want. You're not going to find any one type. Certainly check out singlespeed cranks, as you only need one ring. I'm running Middleburns with my Alfine just because they are nice cranks that I got for a good price.

    Drew
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    Okay thanks, I gathered it would be a lot of what's lying around, often post conversions etc.

    Still bemused why the official ones are only 170mm though

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    the alfine group's for city bikes. the only thing an MTBer would want to use is the hub......

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