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    Help me pick out new cranks

    What are some recommendations on a new crankset, ss specific or not. Price is an issue, I'd like to keep it around $100 not including bottom bracket. This will go on my new Kona Unit frame, 2004 model.
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    not a wide selection at that price point

    maybe Sheemano LX

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    uno

    http://www.middleburn.co.uk/uno.htm

    Looks a very nice piece of kit. Hankering after one myself mmmmmmm.

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    Along the same lines...

    What are price no object SS specific cranks? I like the Middleburn spiderless. Anybody else do that?

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    prob would want non-ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by xjohnnyx
    What are price no object SS specific cranks? I like the Middleburn spiderless. Anybody else do that?
    which means XTR, XT, Saint for those that break things, or maybe wait for Hone (less beefy Saint). Or maybe the new Raceface x-type.

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    RaceFace Turbine w/ RaceFace Evolve FR BB.

    2003 Shimano XT Hollowtech crankarms, BB

    those would be my first two choices.

    BMX cranks are hella burly but they are heavy. If you don't mind the idea of adding a pound to your BB area (not a bad place to add a pound, actually -- stability in turns goes up!), there are excellent choices around $125 for BB and crankarms at Dan's Comp, a good online BMX retailer. Be sure to get the "Euro" BB model, which is BMX speak for traditional MTB BB shell diameter.

    Dan's Comp website

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2chad
    What are some recommendations on a new crankset, ss specific or not. Price is an issue, I'd like to keep it around $100 not including bottom bracket. This will go on my new Kona Unit frame, 2004 model.
    Thanks!
    I just recently picked up a XT M737 180mm 5 arm crankset on Ebay for $90. They were new, old stock complete with rings. Took off the rings and will use them for one of my geared bikes. These are great chainrings, unlike the new 9spd trash that seems to wear quickly. The crank arms are square taper and plenty stiff for me. Bought a Spot 32t ss rings and a Spot bash guard. Works great and looks sweet.
    Last edited by Ebo; 05-10-2004 at 01:57 PM.

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    I just went with Shimano LX, the new M572 model. I paid $64 for the cranks and $19 for the BB at JensonUSA. I purchased a Salsa ring and threw it on there for SS duty, and am getting ready to sell the chainrings, so I'll break even for that. So, $83 total...not bad. And they look pretty nice, too...kinda like a mini-Saint or something. Here are a couple of pictures:
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    got a link?

    where'd you get those cranks?

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    Smile Performance under $100. You will not be disapointed!

    Quote Originally Posted by k2chad
    What are some recommendations on a new crankset, ss specific or not. Price is an issue, I'd like to keep it around $100 not including bottom bracket. This will go on my new Kona Unit frame, 2004 model.
    Thanks!
    This is my recomendation
    1. Deore Hollow tech crank - $49.00 http://cambriabike.com/cranks&rings/...0_crankset.htm

    2. Spot or Truvativ SS ring - $18.49
    http://cambriabike.com/cranks&rings/...speed_ring.htm

    3. Shimano BB ES-70 - $25
    http://cambriabike.com/SALE/bottom_b...om_bracket.htm

    All under $100. The Deore arms are the same as the XT (yr 2000 )arms. The middle ring on the deore crank is steel, so it is perfect for SS if you dont mind the ramps.
    Sit and spin my ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    where'd you get those cranks?
    You talkin' to me?!

    Cranks:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=CR707A09

    BB:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BB708B05

    I kinda thought that MTBR would have automatically linked them, ah well.

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    I got some Truvativ Firex single speed cranks off ebay for $35 They are pretty light, even with the steel bolts and rings, and for a 230lb guy they don't seem to flex at all. Then I got a $45 XT square taper BB from my LBS and I have a nice tough crankset.

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    White industries

    ENO is the ONE ... spiderless, stiff, awesome quality and *****in' looks

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    I have just got some ENO cranks and they are sweet.

    I also witnessed the failure of Middleburn UNOs whilst on a road climb on a cyclocross bike. Ring snapped clean in two and then distorted out of shape.

    Money no object, something with a blend of carbon and Ti ;-) Hmm.

    P::..

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    Looks like you got the last one in the 175! Too bad it's out of stock now, I think I might go with the octalink BB ones. I have that on my road bike and it's a nice stiff setup. Thanks for all the replies!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    You talkin' to me?!

    Cranks:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=CR707A09

    BB:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BB708B05

    I kinda thought that MTBR would have automatically linked them, ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    maybe Sheemano LX
    I vote against the LX. they're notorious for creaking under load... I know cause my sounds like a dying animal whenever I mash up hills... so probably not a great choice for a singlespeed.
    * Disclaimer: The author of the above post is not liable for his views and opinions... especially when written under the influence of beer.

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