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    Hone Cranks?

    I am a big boy and I ride really hard. I killed the stock bottom bracket and crankarms on my Monocog 29er. I want strong, reliable replacement parts, but would prefer to avoid overkill. Found this ad for Shimano Hone cranks in the classifieds:
    http://www.fullcycles.com/product_in...oducts_id/1348
    Any reason why these wouldn't be what I'm looking for?

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    Three ring Hone is practically the same as last years' LX.

    I've been running that generation of LX for a couple of years, with bashring for protection and reinforcement: no issues.

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    Yeah those are great. Step up about $50 and you can get top of the line Saints.
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    So I should be able to take the big ring off and put a bash guard on, take the small ring off, and just run the 32t ring?

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    Exactly.

    The regular 32T chainring may not be ideal for SS but it should work. I have a steel Deore 32T ring on LX cranks, and am on my third chain with that setup and plan to put on a new chainring (+ cog + chain) "in the near future".

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    i second the vote for saints. I put them on my SS and have had zero problems im not huge (200 lb), but i blew up my race face cranks. LOVE the saints, and im not generally a big shimano fan...
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    Saint cranks are great, unless you feel they are overkill or cost too much. I guess they weigh a bit more than "normal" cranks, but they are tough.

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