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    Crankset advice

    I run a Dambala 29er SS, and the BB and cranks are weak. I want to upgrade to ENOs w/Phil Wood BB, but have a beer budget. I am new to SS. My ? is, can I buy an XT crank for SS, or do I have to buy the triple set and convert it? How difficult is it to convert? I have a SS hub, no spacers. Any advice is appreciated.

    PS What about something like this?

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14316-100_TRUSS5-3-Parts-664-Single-Speed-Parts/Truvativ-1.1-Guard-Stylo-Single-Speed-Crankset-'07.htm

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    Try eBay...

    Just picked up an old school set of XT 180s for $40!!
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    You mean this?



    That's probably an okay crank, but I think you'll be happier in the long run with a square taper crank. I have a couple of riding buddies who have had trouble with TruVativ cranks loosening chronically. That's not to say all TruVativ do this.

    Square taper is way proven, that's all. Very few inherent problems.

    The other piece of advice I would offer about buying cranks is to buy the right length arm to fit your particular body. Here's a crank length formula.

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