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    MBN
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    I need some advice on a crankset for my Pack.

    Looks like I finally found a Six Pack frame. I have a set of Race Face North Shore DH cranks and bb. I also found a set of new 2005 LX Cranks and bb for 60 bucks. I think they would weigh about a half pound less. (not real sure what the Race Face set up weighs) I have always heard that rotating mass makes a big difference when it comes to the weight of the part. Would half a pound be worth the 60 bucks. I have no plans to DH or do 10 foot drops. Love any thoughts.........gotta decide today.
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    anyone...............anyone.................Bueler , Bueler?

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    Hard to beat the new shimano cranks for weight and strength... I'd get those. Rotating weight I think is meaningless when it comes to cranks.

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    my opinion is rotating mass does indeed matter be it wheels or drivetrain. siple physics really and i see no need to try to explain it away. on the other hand i didnt much care for the '05 lx crank set up and its overly wide b/bkt / chainline issues. if i had yer situation id stay with the rf stuff and blow off the rotating mass issue in this case. good luck with it.
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    From what I've seen the Truvativ crankset looks really good and they perform well; unfortunately I don't have one. Does anyone know how or where to get the polycarbonate bash guards that Shimano uses, somebody says they cost $10.00?????
    turtle

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    I have the Hone cranks on my RFX. 2005 modell, works great, BB is wonderful..stiff enough, fair weight.

    You just can't beat Shimano for their cranks right now.
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    I've got a Stiffee
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    Agreed on the Shimano outboard bearing cranks, they are pretty sweet. I had some Truvativ Holzfeller cranks on my Pack and then switched to XT 760 cranks when Jenson had them for $206 (bought 2 sets) and I lost about .8lbs!!! They are definately smoother than the old style bearing system also.

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