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    New Crankset?

    Hey I was looking to upgrade my crankest any ideas? The guy at the bike shop suggested the fire x but i see it got horrible reviews online. I'm open to anything just not to pricey. Thanks

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    Stylo is a solid crank if you're on a budget. SLX is good too but I'm not sure what they cost.

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    I just struggled trying to decide between the Stylo and SLX myself. I have owned both, but was trying to save as much as I could. The SLX can be had at BlueSky for $130. That is tough to beat and what I did. I did find Stylos for $99, but I think the SLX is better for the extra $30. The $85 LX is a good deal from Jenson as a plan B.
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    For $130 I'd DEFINITELY do the SLX! Browse through the forums and you'll find quite a few high dollar bikes rocking the SLX. Shimano claims they're 100% stiffer than the XT, which means they must be pretty stiff

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    Thanks ElbowScabs! I'm looking to replace the FireX set that came with my Moto Pro29 SL as they are already crying under my clyde self. From what I've read these SLX cranks are the bomb.

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    I've had SLX, XT, Race Face Dues, Truvativ, and Bontrager. The SLX and XT are my favorites. They have given me no problems at all and they are the easiest to pull off and put back on to service the BB or do other bike maintenance.

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    I sold my LX cranks to a friend and "upgraded" to Truvativ Stylo OCT 3.3's on my hifi. Bad move. I wanted SLX's after reading the reviews, but they were out of stock everywhere.

    The Stylos started creaking within a couple rides (probably the BB... haven't taken it apart yet). The way the non-drive crank attaches is a silly design compared to Shimano, and is prone to coming loose (I haven't had this yet). I don't think it was worth it for the 100 grams or whatever I saved.

    As many others have said: "I hate Shimano, except for their cranks"

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    well, I only ride half a 29er but i did just buy an xt cassette and crank for $240 (free ship over $239) from chain reaction in europe. crank $180, cassette $60. crank is lighter than any models mentioned so far, probably by 3 or 4 ounces.
    deuce is an equally good crank. not more than grams heavier than xt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap
    well, I only ride half a 29er but i did just buy an xt cassette and crank for $240 (free ship over $239) from chain reaction in europe. crank $180, cassette $60. crank is lighter than any models mentioned so far, probably by 3 or 4 ounces.
    deuce is an equally good crank. not more than grams heavier than xt.
    Actually the stylo oct 3.3s are lighter than the xts by 5 grams.

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    hard to go wrong with shimano cranks

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    http://jensonusa.com/store/product/C...+Crankset.aspx

    pretty decent bang/buck although I usually end up buying XTs from chain reaction

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    Quote Originally Posted by noot
    As many others have said: "I hate Shimano, except for their cranks"
    I'll jump on that bandwagon too. Generally not a fan of Shimano products but I love the XT cranks.

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    SLX for the win.'


    I just ordered slx to replace my creaking firex crankset.

    The slx cranks arms is almost as light as xt. under an ounce. the weight diff. is in the rings

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarprobe
    http://jensonusa.com/store/product/C...+Crankset.aspx

    pretty decent bang/buck although I usually end up buying XTs from chain reaction
    I love the forged steel middle ring, put in on my M762s (Specialized OE)

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    yeah the lx is hard to beat for the price

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