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    dura ace cranks

    anyone run a dura ace crank set with a road cassete? i saw someone with it today and i thought it was the coolest **** ever... but does it work ok? please fill me in!

    thanks

    also (didnt want to start another thread) would these http://syncros.com/wheels.htm the fl wheels wheels be ok for 4x/dual slalom? syncros cant get any am wheels rerady until a month and i really dont want to wait!
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    Nico Vuilloz runs them... us mortals would probably break them

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    I believe that having road cranks on a FR/DH bike a bad idea

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    Run these prototype Dura Ace cranks, guarenteed to get your rig down to 37 lbs!


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    Not a good idea.

    Those wheels are XC wheels. If you're smooth on tame slalom courses, they might be alright. It'll depend largely on the build. Don't you need a 20mm TA hub though?

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    A lot of stuff looks like it's "the coolest **** ever" but doesn't work that well... should keep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bao
    A lot of stuff looks like it's "the coolest **** ever" but doesn't work that well... should keep that in mind.
    If you're saying this in response to my post, I hope you were able to sense my sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    If you're saying this in response to my post, I hope you were able to sense my sarcasm.
    I wasn't...

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    Although more from intuition than experience, I agree with those saying no to road cranks on DH/FR rig. The cassette, however, is a different thing. I've used a 12-27 Ultegra with great results, although I missed the 11t gear so switched to an 11-23 DuraAce. I reckon that the road gear spacing is perfectly suited to downhill applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmbnick
    anyone run a dura ace crank set with a road cassete? i saw someone with it today and i thought it was the coolest **** ever... but does it work ok? please fill me in!

    no comment on the strength of D/A cranks, but the BB is 68mm only, no 73mm BB shell, no E-type derailleur, and the smallest ring you can run is 39 or 38. Maybe that affects your decision?

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    i wouldnt run road cranks...
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    those r pritty!

    o no --- roadie infection... I MUST RESIST

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Not a good idea.

    Those wheels are XC wheels. If you're smooth on tame slalom courses, they might be alright. It'll depend largely on the build. Don't you need a 20mm TA hub though?
    no cause i had to change my whole build and now i am gonna run a fox f120
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