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    Single Speed Cranks

    Building up a set for my budget 29er build. Kicking around a couple options.
    Both cost about the same.
    Post up what you think.

    New Deore crankset and bb for $69 free shipping on flea bay...swap out the Chainrings for a Blackspire 32T single.

    or

    Truvative stylo single with bash and bb for $74 plus $15 shipping.

    Both net out around $90.

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    Go with the Shimano. Better BB design. The Truvativ BB sucks as does their bearing pre-load design. They are difficult to keep the NDS bolt tight.

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    Gravity - That's exactly what I did last fall when building my SS - Got a deal on flea bay on a Deore XT crank and dropped a blackspire chainring and race face bashguard on it. Its working great.

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    You my want to consider race face evolve. Sweet looking ss crank. I got one at price point a month ago for $109.00.

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    Good suggestions all. Keep em coming!

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    If at all possible go with external bearings. I just switched to XT and am loving it!
    ccorc.org

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    ^external might be the future???? why not jump on it now for a bit more. can always upgrade to King

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    Shimano

    If you get the shimano, toss the little ring, keep the middle till it wears out, and keep the big ring but file/dremmel the teeth off it for a single speed bashgaurd.

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