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    Best Lightweight Crank?

    Im thinking of finally getting a proper lightweight Crankset to shave some Grams. Im now running the Truvativ Stylo Oct 3.3 converted to a 2x10 with lightweight Bash guard.

    The listed weight on the Stylo Oct are 845g with GPX BB mine is probably close to 800grams without the large chainring and light Bash.

    What are the Top lightweight Cranks in the $300-400 range. The XX has good reviews but is 754g and the XTR's are even heavier...

    Are there any cranks in the 650-700gram range that are still strong and reliable or should I just stick with the Stylo Oct?

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    Noir

    I'm running the Truvativ Noir, its a strong light crank. I recommend it, and a good deal can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithv70 View Post
    I'm running the Truvativ Noir, its a strong light crank. I recommend it, and a good deal can be found.
    Ive heard Good things about the Noir. The SRAM website only lists a difference of 45grams between the Noir and Stylo Oct... Thats not nearly enough for me to make a switch

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    2011 S-works carbon cranks, 175mm = $300.00
    Lightning spider & lock ring. Double chainring & bashguard or turn it around & its configed for triple chain ring.= $60.00
    Extralite 22/32 chainrings.
    BBG superlite chain guide = $12.00
    These are US prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    2011 S-works carbon cranks, 175mm = $300.00
    Lightning spider & lock ring. Double chainring & bashguard or turn it around & its configed for triple chain ring.= $60.00
    Extralite 22/32 chainrings.
    BBG superlite chain guide = $12.00
    These are US prices.
    Nice! Do you notice any flex with it? Also, where can the s-work cranks be purchased online?

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    I don't notice any flex - super stiff as there is no weight limit on these cranks.I'm 150 lbs.
    These are the stock cranks on every S-Works bike sold.
    To purchase:
    Specialized.com
    lightningbike.com
    Extralite chainrings = fairwheelbikes.com
    bbgbashguard.com
    Note: The Lightning spider & lockring is 22 grams lighter than the Specialized spider/lock ring.
    The Lightning lock ring tool was $20.00.

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    Ace, S-Works cranks don't work on every BB. eg. 92 PF, 73mm threaded.
    I rigged these up to work on a 68mm threaded BB with Hive cups.

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    Hollowgram SL

    These are amongst the lightest,stiffest and sexiest cranks on the market however it will set you a little more than your budget.

    yes they are extremely stiff


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    Quote Originally Posted by xc71 View Post
    Ace, S-Works cranks don't work on every BB. eg. 92 PF, 73mm threaded.
    I rigged these up to work on a 68mm threaded BB with Hive cups.
    Yeah, I forgot there was a reason I wasn't looking at these as an option... What did you BB setup end up weighing?

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    Get the new Race Face Next SL 2x10 crankset. It's light (610g including BB) and compatible with every bottom bracket standard (*), and costs half as much as the Hollowgram SL. I haven't tried it yet, but my Next SL triple is also very stiff and shifts as well as the XTR crankset it replaced.

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    BSA -> Race Face Turbine X-Type (included with the crankset)
    Press-Fit BB92 -> Race Face ∅41mm Press-Fit (BB92) → X-Type (sold separately)
    BB30 -> Race Face BB30 → X-Type Adapter (sold separately)
    Press-Fit BB30 -> RESET PF24

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithv70 View Post
    I'm running the Truvativ Noir, its a strong light crank. I recommend it, and a good deal can be found.
    Double dong on the Noir. Light and stiff.

    Go with a colored one if that's your game.
    Get me the knuckles of Frisco..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    Yeah, I forgot there was a reason I wasn't looking at these as an option... What did you BB setup end up weighing?
    The Hive cups I believe were 95 grams.

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    I wwill be hunting for Noir myself, occasionally a 3.3 set without BB will show up new on fleabay for about $210, thats almost as low as what a Stylo OCT with BB cost. I'd like the Noir but can't afford to spend $100 premium for it over the Stylo for only 50 grams of what so when the time comes I may end up with another Stylo OCT, I'll be looking for $150 deals online soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    Double dong on the Noir. Light and stiff.

    Go with a colored one if that's your game.
    Noir just doesnt offer any real weight savings over the Oct...

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    xc71,

    Are the specialized crankset the same as the lighting crankset? If so can you not just run the lighting bottom bracket cups? Especially for standard 68mm threaded bottom bracket frames...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers! View Post
    xc71,

    Are the specialized crankset the same as the lighting crankset? If so can you not just run the lighting bottom bracket cups? Especially for standard 68mm threaded bottom bracket frames...
    The Lightning are the same with the exception of the axle.Lightning offers different length axles for diff. BB. The S-Works axle is only 90.7mm.

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    I have anorther question thats related, I started another thread in Cranks but not a single response...

    I am also wondering what some of the lightest Aluminmuim Crank arms are on the market right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers! View Post
    Xtr.
    Yeah, I just wish they sold their crank arms only so I could set it up the way I want...

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    ebay for XTR arms. Or try the MTBR classifieds.

    There is also RaceFace Turbine SL cranks.

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    What is...

    the q factor of the Specialized S-Works cranks? The Lightnings seem ridiculously wide at 175 mm!

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    xtr, or cannondale hollowgram. all the other options are either heavier or with cracking or worse issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers! View Post

    There is also RaceFace Turbine SL cranks.
    They're not overly light though, and nothing like as sexy as the old Deus ones.

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    RF Next SL.....Hollowgram....all way beyond his budget.
    I don't think there is really anything light in that budget.
    Used XTR,XX, maybe Aerozine and KCNC....
    Maybe some older FSA Carbon cranks, run them double with a Omni Racer BB.

    All others are $500 and up....THM Clavicula, Storck Powerarms, Lightning cranks and above mentioned RF and CD HG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrows View Post
    the q factor of the Specialized S-Works cranks? The Lightnings seem ridiculously wide at 175 mm!
    My 2011 S-Works cranks have a Q factor of 167mm.

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