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    pre order cane creek ti fat eewing cranks

    no one talking about this much?

    if they do an 83 pre order id be in like Flynn.

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    Cool looking crankset. I had to google what X-Sync was...really? Pre order ended yesterday.

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    These $1000 cranks will look awesome when paired with $1000 Enve rims....which will be mounted on my Bikes Direct bike.

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    They are nice, but$1k for cranks holy hell

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    JustJ is putting some on his new Ultimate Warrior. Those cranks cost as much as one of my bikes. Well, probably two to the right buyer considering how well 26er stuff sells on the used market.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I saw that on fat-bike.com yesterday while I was putting kiddo down for her nap. I do like my pugsley, but not that much!
    Deflated - buy parts to sell parts to buy more parts.. bikes are my drug of choice

    FATTrailer for the kiddo

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    JustJ is putting some on his new Ultimate Warrior. T.
    Well, if JustinJ is getting one....I have to get one too!
    Or not....who the F is JustinJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Well, if JustinJ is getting one....I have to get one too!
    Or not....who the F is JustinJ?
    He's member of the forum. With a nice plus bike from Walt. Don't get ur knickers in bunch.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    He's member of the forum. With a nice plus bike from Walt. Don't get ur knickers in bunch.
    Oh...the almost endless thread that almost ends with the very stuck seatpost.
    PS....I don't wear knickers....or any form of pants.
    Swinging free and easy....

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    I looked at these for my 29er hardtail build. Decided to turn the bike into as much of a US-built bike as possible, and since these cranks are made in the same county where I live, I gave 'em a look. Yowch, $1k is too steep for my blood.

    If CC did an aluminum version of these for less than $300, I'd probably buy those.

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    They are sweet, but at 1k I'd wager just about anybody that runs them would get MUCH more performance from their bike investing that 1K in a wheelset or suspension tuning etc. I'm not anti-sweet parts, again those things look awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    They are sweet, but at 1k I'd wager just about anybody that runs them would get MUCH more performance from their bike investing that 1K in a wheelset or suspension tuning etc. I'm not anti-sweet parts, again those things look awesome.
    Pretty sure these are for people who have already done all that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Pretty sure these are for people who have already done all that....
    That would certainly make sense but I've seen builds on mtbr with guys running or slotted to run them yet have stock suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    That would certainly make sense but I've seen builds on mtbr with guys running or slotted to run them yet have stock suspension.
    Frankly, I have been fairly underwhelmed by fat suspension. It works, but I'm not really thrilled by it. I'm not sure that custom tuning will be able to make up for even most of those shortcomings.

    I see these as being (very expensive) competition for the super lightweight carbon cranks on the market. You won't be having problems with alu inserts disbonding with these cranks, that's for sure. Snapped arms are pretty unlikely, too. But you're paying an @$$load of money for that combination of strength and light weight. Because Ti.

    I would tend to agree that you'll get more actual performance benefits from other parts on the bike. I see cranks as a pretty low return-on-investment part when it comes down to it. Give me a moderately light but bombproof aluminum crankset any day over any of the chi-chi options out there, and I'll put that extra money into wheels and suspension.

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    ^Yeah I could see them being a lifetime crank in that regard, but with standards all over the map even that seems like wishful thinking.
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    The axle interface is pretty cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    The axle interface is pretty cool though.
    Is that cool worth a bill with Grover Cleveland's picture on it, though?

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    I've been tempted, but said nope, even at wholesale pricing.....

    I did lust hardcore, after the SweetWings BITD though, damn were they cool!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    ^Yeah I could see them being a lifetime crank in that regard, but with standards all over the map even that seems like wishful thinking.
    Bingo on the "lifetime/forever" thing.
    I had a set of the original SweetWings. They were light ,expensive and ahead of their time....but wouldn't fit anything I own now.
    And I have paid too much for several "forever" bikes....that are long gone...and wouldn't work with most modern components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Bingo on the "lifetime/forever" thing.
    I had a set of the original SweetWings. They were light ,expensive and ahead of their time....but wouldn't fit anything I own now.
    And I have paid too much for several "forever" bikes....that are long gone...and wouldn't work with most modern components.
    Ha! I had a set of sweetwings as well. These seem very similar only my sweetwings rusted and they clamped onto the bearing gxp style. Unfortunately the bearing wouldn't stay put so it was kind of a big waste of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Ha! I had a set of sweetwings as well. These seem very similar only my sweetwings rusted and they clamped onto the bearing gxp style. Unfortunately the bearing wouldn't stay put so it was kind of a big waste of money.
    I think I was one of the few who had no issues with them.....but I could see where problems could easily happen.
    Glad mine were free.
    I think mine are still in the basement of the former owner of Pro Flex

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    XTR is only a few grams more than Next SL and if you want carbon cranks, SRAM makes durable ones, RF makes cracky ones. I realize shimano doesnít make fat cranks, but since these are standard spindle it seems about as likely. Iím going xx1 on my latest build, actually xx1 arms with a RF spindle looks to save some coin, IMO these are durable as heck.
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    ^So XX1 arms on a RF spindle would work....interesting.

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    hollowgram fit on cinch spindles, too. the hollowgram si is light and pretty reasonable...

    i have cinch set up on a 147.5 spindle in a bike designed for bsa 83mm shell...works a treat and with the RF 169.5 or 189.5 spindles can work with fat set ups. absolute black round cannondale rings can be flipped to give +ve chainlines too....and there is a wolftooth fat camo set up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^So XX1 arms on a RF spindle would work....interesting.
    Oh they definitely work, I'm running an XX1 on one side and my RF Next SL on the other, reason is I sent an RF arm back for warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^So XX1 arms on a RF spindle would work....interesting.
    Yes...and as drjon said....they fit with Hollowgrams too.
    If you do some searching in this forum, there were multiple threads on these back in the days when Fatbike parts were a niche thing. ( I don't want to go down the search rabbit hole today)

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    I have a collection of spindles now, so as my RF arms fail I'm glad to know the other options fit.
    Do the arms use a different pattern where the ring attaches?

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    Big fan of CC 110 headsets but 1k for Ti cranks? My Kish custom Ti cycle-cross/pack bike made for my fatz ass was 2/3 more and a hell of a lot more Ti and time.

    Donít even wanna have drinks with those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I have a collection of spindles now, so as my RF arms fail I'm glad to know the other options fit.
    Do the arms use a different pattern where the ring attaches?
    I assume you mean the chainring? Yes, the chainring mount is different and you cannot use a raceface chainring on a sram crankset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I've been tempted, but said nope, even at wholesale pricing.....

    I did lust hardcore, after the SweetWings BITD though, damn were they cool!
    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Bingo on the "lifetime/forever" thing.
    I had a set of the original SweetWings. They were light ,expensive and ahead of their time....but wouldn't fit anything I own now.
    And I have paid too much for several "forever" bikes....that are long gone...and wouldn't work with most modern components.
    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Ha! I had a set of sweetwings as well. These seem very similar only my sweetwings rusted and they clamped onto the bearing gxp style. Unfortunately the bearing wouldn't stay put so it was kind of a big waste of money.
    Went to one of those People for Bikes DRAFT Meetup events tonight, and the Cane Creek marketing guy was there for one of the talks. It's not a coincidence that these look a lot like the SweetWings cranks. The guy who developed those works for Cane Creek these days and was involved in this project.

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