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    Azonic 454's

    Okay, so I took my new specialist out for its first ride as my freeride bike today and we climb up the hill to drop down the backside. At the top of the hill the cranks seize up. At first I thought chain suck and got off to fix it but it was not the chain?
    Somehow the crank arm is tightening down against the shell as it rotates. It does this in both directions thus preventing me from pedaling. Now I coasted and walked/ran the rest of the ride but I am not sure what to do about these things. They were a pain in the ass to install and I had to have the shop do it for about $200! I thought it worth it because they are supposed to be bomb proof and I like the look of them.
    At this point I am inclined to send them back to Azonic the trouble they have been is not worth any more $$.
    So if I send it back what is a suitable replacement? I would like some thing lighter and now that I have the gamut chain guide for a 5 bolt 110 spider a crankset with a matching spider would be ideal.
    A little help as the freeride/downhill thing is new to me.
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    boy nothing beat profiles, GET SOMEEEE

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    Check your bb. That happened to me one point except my bottom bracket had worked itself loose....
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    Check your bb. That happened to me one point except my bottom bracket had worked itself loose....
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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    boy nothing beat profiles, GET SOMEEEE

    Profiles r nice as well as Saints. Sounds like the Azonics shifted a bit which caused the binding. I have the same cranks. BB sux. Loosen the pinch bolts on both arms. Then on the side thats not binding loosen the axel bolt a few turns. Now on the side thats binding tighten the bolt a few extra turns. If that dont work try adding spacers to the drive side. Also if the shop messed up the install and got the spacers weong INSIDE the BB the axel w/ shift.
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    Sorry to break it to you but AZONIC cranks suck. Look at the PROFILES at Dans Comp they will be like $175 and are a much higher qaulity.

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    Thanks,

    Quote Originally Posted by dannymonky
    Profiles r nice as well as Saints. Sounds like the Azonics shifted a bit which caused the binding. I have the same cranks. BB sux. Loosen the pinch bolts on both arms. Then on the side thats not binding loosen the axel bolt a few turns. Now on the side thats binding tighten the bolt a few extra turns. If that dont work try adding spacers to the drive side. Also if the shop messed up the install and got the spacers weong INSIDE the BB the axel w/ shift.
    I will try it.
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    profile rocked my world... when i had em:: YOU CANT GET BETTER

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    wow 200 bucks to install some cranks???? need a bike tune up?..i only charge a grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i like downhill
    wow 200 bucks to install some cranks???? need a bike tune up?..i only charge a grand.
    Ya no ****.
    I was not thrilled.
    I would not have had the shop do it if they were not so damn finiky and lacking in proper instructions.
    I was fast once, but then what fast was changed...

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    yea those cranks are pretty tricky to get on.
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    Good job! Ahaahhhh!

    Took them apart and the bearings had been pushed out of the cup on the drive side.
    I installed the chain guide without compensating for the thickness of the boomerang mounting plate between the bearings.
    Added a few spacers to the inside cleaned and greased, reassembled, adjusted and voila, tres bien. In fact better than before as the chain was rubbing against the top guide and no with realigment no rubbing.
    Thanks for the help!
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    shouldn't happen...bike shop set it up wrong....200 bucks to set it up is a rip off...they messed up on price and workmanship
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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    profile rocked my world... when i had em:: YOU CANT GET BETTER
    did you have profile cranks because you didnt like your bike... remember
    don't do anything else but ride bicycles..I'm a very complex individual

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilikus
    did you have profile cranks because you didnt like your bike... remember

    i didnedt like how it was 50 lbs and using it to pedal through the valley, it was a DH machine.
    most of the components i had on the dr1 were one of the best
    hubs cranks
    rims which werent profile but still real good

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    You have to install them correctly or they will get very pissed off and do bad things. Azonics are great cranks. They are just as good as Profiles. Anyone who thinks they suck just doesn't know how to set them up.
    Going downhill? Get AMBPed!!!

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    Azonic 454 mtb hollow cranks assembly diagram

    You have to figure how many alignment spacers you will need to use depending on bottom bracket width.
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    I agree with you Ciaran.

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    I hope in the 14 years since the problem was posted it was figured out

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