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    light dh/fr cranks

    i have truvativ holzfeller cranks on my bike right now, but im tryin to lighen my bike up. So i need to know of some fairly light, but heavy duty, dh/fr cranks to throw on my bike. im lookin for just a single chain ring crankset so keep that in mind.
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    68 or 83mm?

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    Shimano XT or Truvativ Stylo. Stylo comes in a single speed variety, but I don't think there is a 165mm version (if you run short cranks for DH). XT is a triple ring crank, but is available in the shorter lengths. holzfellers are "fairly light, but heavy duty" so I assume you are looking for "light, but still acceptably strong"...

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    which is better for downhill shorter or longer?
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    I would suggest Hone (the one with 2 rings and different "pipe")

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    truvativ OCT

    I run the Hollzfeller OCT 1.1s and I think they are a great set, they are lighter and stronger then the regular Hollzfellers.

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    FSA Gravity Lite

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    FSA Gravity Lite or XT. Both quite light, and pretty burly. The XT has an external bearing BB, which I like because they're really easy to work with, and the FSA has steel pedal inserts, but uses an ISIS BB, which can be prone to wearing out. Take your pick. As for length, some people like shorter cranks for clearance. Longer cranks feel better to me though- just my preference. How tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    FSA Gravity Lite or XT. Both quite light, and pretty burly. The XT has an external bearing BB, which I like because they're really easy to work with, and the FSA has steel pedal inserts, but uses an ISIS BB, which can be prone to wearing out. Take your pick. As for length, some people like shorter cranks for clearance. Longer cranks feel better to me though- just my preference. How tall are you?
    Im about 6'2". Im looking at the shimano hones also, the ones with the two chainrings. What do you think about them?
    by the way nice avatar...awesome band, awesome cd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tj Pope
    Im about 6'2". Im looking at the shimano hones also, the ones with the two chainrings. What do you think about them?
    Hones= Black LX with steel pedal inserts. They're good cranks, though a bit heavier than XTs. I recommended the XTs since you were looking for weight savings. The Hones are soild, but you won't lose as much weight. They do have price going for them though. At your height I'd go for at least 170s, if not 175s.
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    The Hones are not LX with steel pedal inserts. The Tripple Hone cranks and LX cranks have an aloy axle. The double hone's and XT's have a cromo axle. Go for the Hone double crankset or the XT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    The Hones are not LX with steel pedal inserts. The Tripple Hone cranks and LX cranks have an aloy axle. The double hone's and XT's have a cromo axle. Go for the Hone double crankset or the XT's.
    Really? I didn't realize there was an axle difference. The arms are the same though, right?

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    Yep i got one with steel axle. Arms seems the same except pedal inserts (mentioned before).

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    I've bent a hone spider on a hardtail after 2 years of proper skate park and street beating. For a FS bike it would probably hold up nicely for most riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Really? I didn't realize there was an axle difference. The arms are the same though, right?
    Yeah, I got the double Hones, which have a steel axle and pedal inserts, and a plastic bash guard (same as the Saints?), and they are 930g on my digital scale.

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