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    New question here. Crankin' Clydes

    In my never ending search for a new SS crankset, came upon some nice NOS! square taper 180mm XT's for ninety bucks. Should I snatch 'em? Or wait a bit and get the ENO's for two hundred.

    FWIW, I've been running two sets of 175 XT's for ~15 years, now...with no bends/breaks or crackages.

    Just looking for opinions!

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    New question here.

    Also, any ideas on the BCD of these older 8spd. XT's??
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    Look like 94/58 BCD...

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    Also, any ideas on the BCD of these older 8spd. XT's??
    That's not a bad price you found, but personally for that money I'd go Octalink. It's not that I have any trouble with the Sugino and LX square tapers I run now, but the LX Octalink I've been pounding for 4 going on 5 years now are champs, plus lighter, plus stiffer than any of the squares.

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    LX's only stretch to 175mm, tho.

    I like my 180's, else I'd buy some of those in a heartbeat! (and I'm a square taper holdout)

    Don't you think square taper XT's will be stiffer than the Stylo's??




    Quote Originally Posted by f*nŠtik
    That's not a bad price you found, but personally for that money I'd go Octalink. It's not that I have any trouble with the Sugino and LX square tapers I run now, but the LX Octalink I've been pounding for 4 going on 5 years now are champs, plus lighter, plus stiffer than any of the squares.

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    No telling for sure, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    LX's only stretch to 175mm, tho.

    I like my 180's, else I'd buy some of those in a heartbeat! (and I'm a square taper holdout)

    Don't you think square taper XT's will be stiffer than the Stylo's??
    ...these were the 2002 crank stiffness test results for square taper, and the Deores showed well compared to Truvativ's FireX. Not easy to draw a comparison of XT vs. Stylo based on these results, as shaving weight on the higher end stuff can sometimes allow for more flex.
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/stifftestsquare.jpg">


    Keep in mind that the Octalink 752-XT and 572-LX are both over 100 N/mm, and the XT's are available in 180.

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    Get the ENO's.......

    Since you are compromising a bit with Mr. Budget on the wheelset and not going for King hubs, I say treat yourself to the ENO's. They''ll look Sofa King Cool on your SS rig!
    You deserve it.

    BYW - I heard Pauls hubs are pretty bomb proof and light. I know several people that use them. I hear talk about the brass washers being soft, etc. but maybe that's not an issue. I went for the Kings on Mavic 519's for my SS and love them. But they were expensive...more than my 1x1 frame.

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