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    Truvativ stylo crank opinions?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has run recent versions of these cranks? I'm going to be bidding on an e-bay frame that includes them. I want to eventually go with ENOs but I figure since these are free if they don't horribly suck I can ride them for a season or until I score a deal on the ENOs and a Ti BB.

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    They came on my On-One and until my buddy made me a deal on some ENO's with a phil wood BB I liked them just fine. I did kill the external BB in less than a year, but they're not much to replace. For free I would ride them until they break or you find your dealio.
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    I've been running the 1.1 Sylo pretty damn hard for a couple months now. I weight 250lb+ with gear, and I ride pretty aggressive on it... still rides stiff and quiet.
    The bottom bracket does look pretty flimsy on install, but again... they are cheap as hell to replace.

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    They're perfectly fine.

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    I just bought some ENO's today but I have been riding my Stylo 1.1 @ 240# without any problems at all. Nice cranks!

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    I had the Stylo 1.1's on my bike for about 6 months and never had a single issue. They seemed pretty solid to me.

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    Mine have been great. I also got a set of Stylo Teams a few years back, and they performed well all through the winter. Good cranks and BB.

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    No issues with the crank or BB in a year of all weather riding.

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    Great price-to-weight-to-stiffness ratio with those cranks. AND, they come in 180's. I swapped them onto my new SS and haven't had to think about them since.

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    Thanks all, I'm gonna be running them till they **** the bed or I find a sweet deal.

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    I have the style 1.1 on my SS, and the stylo on my Epic. Both have been rock solid (Jabber doesn't have a lot of miles on it, but I've got two years on the Epic).
    :wq

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    I have the Stylo 1.1 on my 29er (setup 1x9, sorry!) and they've been holding up great. I'm about 180 and hammer on em pretty good.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I had problems with the crank bolt loosening on the non-drive side. They were on the bike when I bought it and I think the crank bolts had been over torqued at one time so it was hard to keep the non-drive side crank arm tight. Not to sure I liked the design on the "self extracting Crank arm/bolt that the stylo's have. It became a big hassle having to stop and torque on the crank bolt so I went with the ENO cranks and square taper BB and they have been solid!

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    Square tapers still rule, if you want hassle free riding. Not cool, not bling, not the stiffest, just the easiest to deal with, IMO.

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    truvative shmuvative, I almost bought the stylo cranks but got race face instead. they are only $10 more on pricepoint and have gotten much better reviews overall. I've never been very satisfied with anything truvative, they always seem to come loose on the nondrive side and have all sorts of issues.

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    truvative shmuvative, I almost bought the stylo cranks but got race face instead. they are only $10 more on pricepoint and have gotten much better reviews overall. I've never been very satisfied with anything truvative, they always seem to come loose on the nondrive side and have all sorts of issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBasil
    Great price-to-weight-to-stiffness ratio with those cranks. AND, they come in 180's. I swapped them onto my new SS and haven't had to think about them since.
    +2. I run the 180s on my Karate Monkey (and my Astrix Rook and Redline Monocog Flight prior to the KM). They've been trouble free.

    The most common complaint is the external bearing BB. When torqued to the right specs and not continually soaked with the pressure washer, they'll last a long time.

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