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    2014 S Works MTB crank?

    Does anybody know if they changed the Q factor on this and got it more
    inline with SRAMS 156Q?

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    What do you want to do??!! some guy said me that specialized use 165 q factor in their cranks!!

    That's why I bought a XX1 crankset with 168q factor really works and fits perfect in my sworks stumpjumper 2013 it will work on epics too

    They can't change the q factor I think is the same in 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by andresco50 View Post
    What do you want to do??!! some guy said me that specialized use 165 q factor in their cranks!!

    That's why I bought a XX1 crankset with 168q factor really works and fits perfect in my sworks stumpjumper 2013 it will work on epics too

    They can't change the q factor I think is the same in 2014
    You "think" it's the same?

    Does anyone know the 100% for sure answer to this? I have 2 sets of xx1 cranks in a 156 (sorry i have hamster hips) and I'd like to throw these on the 2014 S works WC frameset I just ordered. Guys at my shop say you can, but it will rub some. Others say , No it must be a 168 Q factor. So which is it?

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    I have seen a pic of last yrs s works epic where a guy had 156q xx1 cranks and said
    it cleared....post your findings when you get your frame.

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    Hey peabody,
    The 2014 Epic is still designed around a 165mm q factor. The 156 cranks won't fit, sorry.
    Hope you enjoy your new frameset though!
    -Joe

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    any plans to offer 2 versions as I have a s works stumpy and would like to use
    your crank instead of the sram 156q

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    looks like we got the official answer. Kind of stinks. oh well. guess i'll be getting a 168q.

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    Guys a 156 q factor will fit in a s-works HT stumpjumper???? the 168 is too wide for me

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    i have a 2014 S Works World Cup Large, i'm running it with XX1 Q 156 Cranks and Absolute Black 28T chain ring. I wish i would have held off buying the 168 until i checked this (all due to this inaccurate post!). I don't know if the 156 fits a 2014 S Works Epic non-WC version, as maybe the chain stay on the WC is narrower. It just squeaks by the non drive side chain stay by a few mm. I like it as it feels more like my road bike setup (Super Record 11 cranks)

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    a 156q crank will not fit in a full suspension bike!!! I read that in the specialized tech site

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    Yes, those are Q 156 Cranks...

    Here's a pic. It comes very close to the right side chainstay but it clears.


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    Chain stays are now 16mm narrower on the latest Specialized Epic to provide better heel clearance."
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    I think you have a 156Q special there. Due to the very stiff chain stays you are likely to have few problems with crank arm clearance. Those without a WC won't be so lucky. Certainly no way they would work on my 2011 SW. Only by very careful management of spacers and the BB shells have I got my bike to the point where there is no crank arm strike with the standard SW cranks.

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