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    Crank and Ring suggestion needed

    What are y'all using for cranks and rings? and where are you getting them?? I am converting my hardtail to a single speed and am just using the middle ring on my triple. I would like to upgrade to a singlespeed specific crank and ring. The rings I am finding are modified to ease shifting. This is not what I want/ need. Any help is appriciated. Thanks

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    Turbines

    i'm running square taper raceface turbines with a spot brand chainring and guard. if you want truly singlespeed specific then you can't do any better than the white industries SS cranks:

    http://www.webcyclery.com/.docs/prod...t_details.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmcculloch
    What are y'all using for cranks and rings? and where are you getting them?? I am converting my hardtail to a single speed and am just using the middle ring on my triple. I would like to upgrade to a singlespeed specific crank and ring. The rings I am finding are modified to ease shifting. This is not what I want/ need. Any help is appriciated. Thanks
    You can go for any SS specific ring (not ramped) to start out. Some of my bikes have that setup, a Spot ring, or a BMX ring. Or if you want to go in style, try this:

    https://www.webcyclery.com/.docs/pro...t_details.html

    Really, any crankset you have can be turned to a real SS specific beauty. SS is about improvisation.
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    coupla options:
    jericho sufferrings (the non-xtr ones)
    spot rings and bashers
    blackspire DH rings (unpinned, unramped)

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    raceface

    i just switched out a truvativ stylo teams for a raceface prodigy xc's on my santa cruz. the difference in stiffness of the rf cranks compared to the truvativs is mindblowing. plus, the rf's were really cheap at my lbs (www.thepathbikeshop.com).

    now i have to get another pair of rf cranks for my bianchi!
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    Turbines

    old skool w/no inner ring bolt mounts, square taper, Ebay.

    All you really need is a new unramped ring (Salsas are fine) and maybe some single chainring bolts/nuts. If you are going for the bling factor, then the sky's the limit.

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    03 XT-752, with good results. They're hella stiff and strong. I run a 32 t Blackspire DS ring and a homemade bashguard. I had to have them replaced under warranty (which Shimano was really nice about, but slooow), and don't have a current pic, but here's what my interim set up was.

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    Garden variety XT splined crank

    with a Salsa chainring and bashguard. Salsa makes some bomb diggety chainrings without any form of shift aids. Cheap too. Got mine for $20 from Bikeman.
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    Middleburn UNO are nice:





    Not sure how readily they're available in the US but I bet John Atkins Cycles can ship them from the UK.

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    Here are my new SS cranks...completely new and untested, hence the studio portraiture photography. I went with the new Shimano LX cranks, model M572, from Jenson USA for $64. The matching BB was $19. I ditched the rings (they're on ebay as we speak, if anyone's interested) and ordered a 34t Salsa ring. I think they look great...my own little mini-Saint cranks.

    Cranks in unmolested condition:


    I was messing around with chainring placement, here it is mounted on the outside:


    And here's the 'ring mounted in the middle....looks pretty good too:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyArmstrong
    Middleburn UNO are nice
    Not sure how readily they're available in the US but I bet John Atkins Cycles can ship them from the UK.
    speedgoat carries them, it's 180 bucks for sq taper arms only. major $$$

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    Like everyone else posted....

    Quote Originally Posted by nmcculloch
    What are y'all using for cranks and rings? and where are you getting them?? I am converting my hardtail to a single speed and am just using the middle ring on my triple. I would like to upgrade to a singlespeed specific crank and ring. The rings I am finding are modified to ease shifting. This is not what I want/ need. Any help is appriciated. Thanks
    Really no need for a ss specific crank. When I converted my GT Zaskar, I went with a FSA V Drive Extreme crank, a Salsa 34t ring and a RF bashguard. The RF bashguard gives it a really clean look. The FSA crank, although not as great looking as RF Turbines, looks and feels bulletproof at about half the cost of the RFs. This place carries about everything you are looking for. webcyclery.com

    Brian

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    I got some Truvativ FireX cranks off ebay for $35.00. They are pretty light I think and seem to work nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmcculloch
    What are y'all using for cranks and rings? and where are you getting them?? I am converting my hardtail to a single speed and am just using the middle ring on my triple. I would like to upgrade to a singlespeed specific crank and ring. The rings I am finding are modified to ease shifting. This is not what I want/ need. Any help is appriciated. Thanks
    I'm running XT 180mm M737 5 bolt, square taper cranks with a 32t Spot ring and Spot bash guard. Just got the crankset brand new on Ebay for $90 and will use the rings when needed on one of my geared hardtails. Say what you will, but I still think the older(mid 90's) Shimano cranks were fine chit. Plus the chainrings are far more durable than the crap they use now. The 8 spd drivetrain is an upgrade from the current 9 spd setup. My 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmcculloch
    What are y'all using for cranks and rings? and where are you getting them??
    Truvativ Stylo SS w/Race Face ISIS Signature double bearing FR BB

    I got them from Larry at www.mtnhighcyclery.com. He's got another set there in his shop if you are looking for something immediately. I'll personally guarantee you won't find them any less expensive anywhere on the web.
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    XTR w/Spot splined ring

    Clean & light setup!

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    1 more thing...

    .....last post came from another mcculloch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyArmstrong
    Middleburn UNO are nice:





    Not sure how readily they're available in the US but I bet John Atkins Cycles can ship them from the UK.
    hot! my next crank purchase will surely be Middleburns.

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