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    Recommend me a crank...

    Just converted to 1x9. Will be getting a 36t Chinook to replace the 40t and 28t currently on the xt:



    However I fancy a completely new crank to drop a few lbs. Preferably something carbon. I really like the s-works carbon but know that won't fit as I have a BSA bottom bracket and they're bb30.

    It's to go on this:



    Let me know what you've all got or what you recommend. All input welcome! Thanks in advance!

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    Actually I think you can fit the s-works cranks to a BSA frame that has a 68mm bb, that along with a 30mm bb like the Hive, or Enduro EXTERNAL CUP BB30 BOTTOM BRACKET FROM REAL WORLD CYCLING and your good to go. There are a few treads on mtbr and weightweenies fourm about the conversions.

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    This is a 68mm threaded BB with Hive 30mm threaded cups, S-Works cranks, Lightning spider.
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    Interesting! Thanks guys.

    What exactly would i require then? I assume the Hive 30mm replaces my HT2 and then just the S-works crank and spider etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    Interesting! Thanks guys.

    What exactly would i require then? I assume the Hive 30mm replaces my HT2 and then just the S-works crank and spider etc?
    Yep. Remove all spacers, I only run the wave washer on the non-drive side.

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    Recommend me a crank...-p1000850.jpgRecommend me a crank...-p1000856.jpgcrop.jpg

    Lightning Carbon Crank also. Specialized bought the right to produce this crank from Lightning. This is off the Lightning web site:
    Adaptability: Standard Road & MTB Bottom Bracket shells with BSA (English) threads, 68mm (Road), 68 or 73mm (MTB), also BB30, OSBB, BB86/ BB91, BB90/BB95, PF30 Press Fit 30, BB Right, and EVO386.

    I have just ordered another one in single 104BCD format for my new 1x9 project.
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    Re: Recommend me a crank...

    Cheers guys. Any ideas where you can get these in the UK? I can find the crank arms but not the lightning spider.

    Can get the lightning crank arms, spider and bb for $720 from fair wheel bikes.
    Found the s-works crank arms for 350 but would also need the spider and bb which would probably be another 100 or so - making it about the equivalent of $720.

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    Re: Recommend me a crank...

    Seems easier and about the same cost to just buy the lightning arms, spider and BSA BB from fairwheel in one go. Depending on delivery cost.

    And provided those lightning graphics can be removed - I'm not a fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    Seems easier and about the same cost to just buy the lightning arms, spider and BSA BB from fairwheel in one go. Depending on delivery cost.

    And provided those lightning graphics can be removed - I'm not a fan!

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    Yes, you can get them without the graphics no problem. Fairwheel is a good source or directly from Lightning Bikes or perhaps Nino if you are closer to him for shipping. If you place the order with Lightning directly it is best to place the order over the phone to make.sure they get the no.decal part correct.
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    Xx1????
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    Cannondale Hollowgram or go home. kthnxbai
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    Cannondale Hollowgram or go home. kthnxbai
    Aren't they heavier and more expensive than the Lightning/S-Works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    Aren't they heavier and more expensive than the Lightning/S-Works?
    Lies! Nasty lies!!!

    On a serious note. I'm not sure, I've never looked into it. Never felt the need to investigate replacings my Hollowgram cranks. But the Hollowgram cranks are worth considering.

    533g with an XX1 chainring. Expensive stuff though at 830euros! I'm sure you could get them cheaper elsewhere though.

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    Re: Recommend me a crank...

    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    Lies! Nasty lies!!!

    On a serious note. I'm not sure, I've never looked into it. Never felt the need to investigate replacings my Hollowgram cranks. But the Hollowgram cranks are worth considering.

    533g with an XX1 chainring. Expensive stuff though at 830euros! I'm sure you could get them cheaper elsewhere though.

    CANNONDALE Kurbel SET Hollowgram SiSL2 + 1-fach Sram XX1 Kettenblatt
    That's way more than I would spend. The lightning are $720 which is around half that.

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    The good news is that I've made your decision really easy haha!
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    The good news is that I've made your decision really easy haha!
    The Canondale C.S. has a good weight, but can that price really be accurate? I can't imagine why/how anyone could justify that price over the SWorks/Lightning. If it's an argument about performance I highly question that. The Lightning is a zero flex C.S. with a proven track record at this point. Don't get the ceramic bearing option with the Lightning for MTB use, though. They last about 60 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    Cannondale Hollowgram or go home. kthnxbai
    Hahaha, I like the "or go home" part. Too funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    Xx1????
    Can these be fitted to a threaded BSA frame like the S-works/Lightning can?

    Also, will they work with 9 spd cassette and 10 spd chain?

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    XX1 C.S. = heavy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axis II View Post
    XX1 C.S. = heavy
    right, but not $800 - $1,000 either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    Can these be fitted to a threaded BSA frame like the S-works/Lightning can?

    Also, will they work with 9 spd cassette and 10 spd chain?
    yes and yes.
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    Re: Recommend me a crank...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    yes and yes.
    Interesting! Cheaper than the lightning. How's the weight compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringboy View Post
    Interesting! Cheaper than the lightning. How's the weight compare?

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    That - I do not know. I'm sure you could find out via the Sram website
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    Recommend me a crank...-rfnextsl2x10bs.jpg

    They're compatible with Shimano BSA bottom brackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1 View Post
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    They're compatible with Shimano BSA bottom brackets.
    Oooh - now that with a single TA Specialites 36t ring and alloy bolts would be well under 500g.

    Does it mate straight up with a hollowtech BB or is there an adapter needed?

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