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    Crank arm options to run a spiderless front ring?

    I'm looking to put together a singlespeed crankset and like the idea of doing a spiderless ring (Spot or maybe even Boone Ti) setup. The plan is a 32 tooth (based on rear cog I have at the moment).

    I've seen folks do this with the older XTR stuff (M952 I believe), it also appears I could simply buy a White Industries Eno crankset although not so sure on the square taper bottom bracket although the crankset itself is good looking--saw those at WebCyclery for like $185.

    Can I pull the arms off an older XT crankset as well and set it up like the XTR with a splined spiderless ring etc? If so, is it the octalink stuff?

    I've also seen some posts here about using a Truvativ stylo crank that way although the posts I've seen don't seem to spell out which model Truvativ folks are using--any help there?

    Other suggestions? Thanks!!!

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    Here's one of your options

    I have the M952 crank arms with octalink BB(supergo $220.00), and Boone Ti ($105.00). I think it looks and works great. This is a 32 tooth Boone. Scott
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    Good job!

    I LOVE that look, not bad too for $3.30 per tooth

    I have the ENO Crankset with a Stainless Phil Wood BB and at a Buck-Eight-Five can't detect any flex, just pure joy! .....er, Pain ..... Whatever.

    I'm thinkin' my next chainring will be a Boone although there is absolutely nothing wrong with the White Ind. rings IMO.

    Enjoy whatever you buy it's ALL good stuff!!!!!!

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    Boone told me that they've just recently mapped the FSA spline.

    I'm planning on getting one of their spiderless rings for my FSA carbon cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritZman
    Boone told me that they've just recently mapped the FSA spline.

    I'm planning on getting one of their spiderless rings for my FSA carbon cranks.
    Hhhmmmmmm - That'll be pretty sporty too! ! ! ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBIKEAZ
    I have the M952 crank arms with octalink BB(supergo $220.00), and Boone Ti ($105.00). I think it looks and works great. This is a 32 tooth Boone. Scott
    That is the most awesome crank/ring setup I have ever seen. I think I'm now motivated to convert my XTR cranks.....

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    spiderless

    the truvativ cranks that can be run spiderless are the stylo singlespeed ones. they are nice, and i think cheaper than the others mentioned (xtr and white ind.). But dont be put off by the white ind. being sq. taper...a mate runs them with a ti bb and still reckons they are some of the stiffest things he's run!

    ps. does anyone know if boone are the only ppl doing truvativ spiderless rings???
    any other suggestions???
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