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    FR crank that's light???

    so....i just came back from my LBS and droped all my christmas cash on a new fully. I bought a Cannondale Prophet frame with a marz 66sl fork and manitou air 4way. I can't tell you guys how stoked i am! I won't list all components(ill get pics when i get it). now, the question is....which crank? I can get a cheap FSA alpha drive for $40, but it's def. a cheap XC crank. BTW, does anyone know the weight on it. Now, i was looking at a Holzfeller, Husselfelt or saint, because i want something that can take a beating. I mainly bought the prophet, because i want an extremely light 4x/slopestyle/FR bike, so i want to stay "weight friendly". I have tried to get weight info on the truvativs, but can't seem to get any info on em. PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST THE DIABOLOUS!!!! I think it is extremely ugly.
    Thanks for the help and pics will come!

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    Take a look at the raceface Atlas crank. Its really stiff, strong and pretty light. I believe it weighs like 950 grams. A set of xt's weigh 870 grams. I think steve peat rides atlas cranks on his dh rig. I have a set on my Intense 6.6 and love them. You should definately keep them in mind.

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    Shimano

    Go for the LX or Hone by Shimano, they are both the same crank weight/material/design just different colors. Solid as hell too, you'll thank me.

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    checked out the atlas, damn it's expensive! I need to get something less expensive.

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    Middleburns, XT's, Holzfeller
    Have fun.

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    I think i will buy a Holzfeller, does anyone know the weight of the double w/ bashguard?

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    I got mine from a local shop for sale $150?? Cranks and BB with the cool external bearings, pedal like butta...

    The cranks I had on my old DH rig I got from go-ride for a steal...

    FSA V-drive Xtreme, cheap, lightish, and they work

    http://www.go-ride.com/prod_cranks.html

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    Hones
    they are lighter and cheaper than the Saints. Holzfellers are going to get you stuck in Truvativ's proprietary BB (Howitzer).
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    I run LX '05 they are 920g. (including axle)

    As far as Truvative cranks weights' are concerned:

    http://www.sram.com/_media/pdf/truva.../Hussefelt.pdf

    N/A for Holzfellers though....
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    what's the durability like? do u know exact weight with bash guard?

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    is there even a bash guard availible for the hone?

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    LX's right now are the best deal on cranks I've ever seen. An insanely good crank for a very reasonable price.
    Is it true you're an analyst for Brewster-Keegan? Awesome!

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    you'd better get some pics of your frame/fork up stat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PblcNme
    is there even a bash guard availible for the hone?
    You can run any bashdguard you want as long as the bolt pattern matches. Have put a black Supercharger on Hones, and it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin-it
    you'd better get some pics of your frame/fork up stat.

    i get it next week. ill get pics up then asap.

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    2nd Hones

    Quote Originally Posted by Micnap
    You can run any bashdguard you want as long as the bolt pattern matches. Have put a black Supercharger on Hones, and it looks good.
    Mine are working great so far. Had them 6 months, put up w/ my 190lbs learning to dirtjump good. I'm running them with an SRS.
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    Go middleburn, they are under a pound and have a lifetime warentee against DHracing and DJs

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    que?

    Quote Originally Posted by themontashu
    Go middleburn, they are under a pound and have a lifetime warentee against DHracing and DJs
    Taken from the Middleburn website:
    478g per pair including CD spider (175mm length).

    Choice of many spiders.

    LIFETIME warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Covers competitive DH, trials and jumping!

    Crank lengths: 165/170/175/180mm

    See also: RS-8

    Available in ISIS and square-taper interfaces



    Not quite under a pound (454g = 1 lb), but most cranks for dh/ fr are 900-1200g. Granted some of those are with integrated bb, but I don't think I would put them in the same category as the other brands' built-to-take-abuse cranks, no matter what their warranty is...
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    diabolous rule, but if your not into that then saints for sure. holzfellers are awesome too

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    Hones are now available in a double ring/bash setup
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    Yeah, Truvativ doesn't list the weights on the current Holzfellers, but they weigh about 100g less than the Hussefelts. I'm getting a new bike and was looking for some lightweight cranks, yet durable cranks, and I'm going for the Holzfellers for awesome quality to price ratio.

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    Race Face Atlas is a great candidate. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Taken from the Middleburn website:
    478g per pair including CD spider (175mm length).

    Choice of many spiders.

    LIFETIME warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Covers competitive DH, trials and jumping!

    Crank lengths: 165/170/175/180mm

    See also: RS-8

    Available in ISIS and square-taper interfaces



    Not quite under a pound (454g = 1 lb), but most cranks for dh/ fr are 900-1200g. Granted some of those are with integrated bb, but I don't think I would put them in the same category as the other brands' built-to-take-abuse cranks, no matter what their warranty is...

    alot of trials guys run the middleburn trials cranks, and they are strong as hell, ive never ridden them, but you never hear of them breaking.

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    I second the XTs or even FSA Afterburner MegaExos... With that light of a bike, cranks would be the last thing I'd be worried about breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    .....I don't think I would put them in the same category as the other brands' built-to-take-abuse cranks, no matter what their warranty is...
    i've got a pair that is almost 10 years old, still going strong. they will easily take the abuse........


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    ahh

    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i've got a pair that is almost 10 years old, still going strong. they will easily take the abuse........
    I didn't take into consideration the other crank weights are including rings, bolts and bashguards. So they're not quite weight-weenie light...
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