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    Middleburn cranks?

    Hey guys,

    Looking to pick up some new cranks. I really a decent quality square taper crank. The Eno cranks won't work for me, and I like the look of the Middleburn.

    I can't find much info on them. Are they still sold anywhere? Specifically the RS7 UNO?


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    you can get them at a few places....ebay, some UK stores...I am also getting a set of ST rS7's soon and have been lookng around. I got my last pair from CRC but they are out of stock and can;t tell me when they are coming back in. Let us know if you find a cheap source. The best thing about them is the ankle clearance for me. I didn;t like the ISIS ones at all.

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    What bugged you about the ISIS ones? Just curious. I love mine.
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    Middleburn cranks?

    +1 for ISIS.

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    MTB TANDEMS dotcom has Middleburn SS crank sets.

    Hopefully replacing my spiderless xt setup with RS7's when my homebrewed chainring wears out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    What bugged you about the ISIS ones? Just curious. I love mine.
    mine screwed themnselves. I knew all about looking after them and making dsure bolts were tight, but the interfaces stretched out to the point hte cranks had permanent play. Otherwise the cranks themesleves were OK.

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    Middleburn cranks?

    Have the RS8 external bb with UNO spider less. Really nice and durable that chainring is.
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    I really like my Middleburn cranks. They are very stiff and I think they look good. I have them on my Niner One9 and my Jabberwocky. My LBS purchased them from mtb tandems that was mentioned earlier in this thread:

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    @ Finch2: Ah. I will keep an eye out for this. Thanks.
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    I have both X-type (external BB) and ISIS and just bought another SKF ISIS BB for another set on my new HT. I prefer the ISIS over the x-type as i have no luck with external BB's. As cranks go they are bulletproof and watch out later this year, theres a couple of new companies going to make spiderless rings for Middleburn fitting.

    I have the uno fitted to my SS at the moment but i hate the brown colour... yeah it wears really well but brown is just crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    As cranks go they are bulletproof and watch out later this year, theres a couple of new companies going to make spiderless rings for Middleburn fitting.
    More info please.. who will be making more spider-less options? Source for this info?
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    Heres a definate the other possible is a small custom builder who told me to "get back to him" as he would be making them in Q2 of 2013... PM me if you want his details.

    I have not tried North Shore Billet or Absolute Black to see if they were contemplating making a middleburn splined ring.
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    Also - The wolftooth rings are XX1 compatible with the extra long teeth.

    So using one of these rings and maybe a Type 2 Sram (new clutched rear derailleurs) you could potentially run 1 x 10 with no chainguide.
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    I've was really pleased with the set I had (isis ones)

    search on google.co.uk to find some, pretty easy to get hold of them over here.

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    Excellent info. Message sent to wolftooth. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adinpapa View Post
    Excellent info. Message sent to wolftooth. Thanks!
    Im pleased to say the black one in the picture has been spending the last week making its way to Australia and will end up in my hot little hands hopefully in the next few days
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    nice looking rings...how much was it inc postage to Oz can I ask? Do you know the chainline? Cheers.

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    Hey Finch,i dont know what the chainline is but its going on my fatbike (click on the link in my signature). It currently has a 30t HBC spiderless ring on it and the chainline is a little bit off to the outside, these rings are concaved inwards so it will improve my chainline.

    Price ? I cant really say as wolftooth has sold me one of the prototype rings they made, i dont know what the price will be when they go into production... the guy has done me a massive favour so i dont want to sh1t in the nest. I will say they are ballpark with Middleburn Uno prices + you get the advantage of taking off a $50 chainguide if running 1 x 10.
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    Thanks Ozzy...I have a uno but will give these guys a look for the next one. I run IGH and SS so no need for a keeper, but if the same price as middleburn with a different chainline it could be good for me. I like to run a wide BB so looking for something to run more inside.

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    Hi, I am looking to go the Middleburn route on my Ti Mukluk rebuild and I can't seem to find a source for a fat version of their cranks. I have one of the Woolftooth rings on the way, now I need to sort out the crank.

    Can anyone shed any light? Thanks in advance, Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn charles View Post
    Hi, I am looking to go the Middleburn route on my Ti Mukluk rebuild and I can't seem to find a source for a fat version of their cranks.
    glenn, check with this small shop US Middleburn dealer...good folks. They will know what is available for fat bike setup. http://www.mtbtandems.com/ (getting some sort of temporary error on this URL, but I'm sure it's right- maybe get them on the horn)

    good luck
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    I'm having a hard time finding a decent supplier. Activesport (Home - activesport.co.uk 01298 22002 email sales@activesport.co.uk) has Middleburn and could probably find stuff for you, otherwise email Matthew at Middleburn. He's helpful when he replies, but does miss a few emails. Good old CRC doesn't seem to have much anymore which is a pity as they have a good postage system.

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    ^^^^ that's where I got mine from. I asked and they knocked the VAT off making them 10-15% cheaper too.
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    I am after a lockring....I am wincing at the postage costing more than the ring but it isn't going to kill me. I wish they could just put it in an envelope.

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    Thanks for the info. There site seems to be having issues, but I heard back from Middleburn and that is who they recommended as well. I also understand there is a shop in Minnesota that has them, so I will reach out to both places.

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