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    Lightweight, SS, crank, used or new - what's cheapest?

    I have a modded m960 XTR crank that I love. I've been through about 3 blackspire mono chainrings. The problem is finding replacement Blackspire Mono 32t chainrings. Jenson and Pricepoint use to have them for about $30.00, now the only places I find them are ~$50.00.

    There are places like homebrewedcomponents, but I think it's ridiculous I have to buy custom rings for this thing. Plus, 8-9 dollars shipping or whatever brings the ring cost to $45.00. I drool seeing all of the cheap replacement options for 104BCD cranks.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a light, fairly cheap $150 or less, crank?

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    XT's at Jensonusa are $139. Sell the rings and you could be in it under $100.

    Shimano XT M752 Crankset at JensonUSA.com

    SLX's are even cheaper at $129. I've got both and both are great.

    Shimano SLX FC-M66010 Dyna-Sys MTB Crank at JensonUSA.com

    Just FYI, the weight difference between the XT and SLX cranks are in the rings. Take off the rings and the cranks themselves are very similar in weight (some even report the SLX are a couple of grams lighter).
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    Truvativ Stylo 1.1. Its a solid crank. The bearing cups are pretty cheap though. They will wear out in about a year but you can replace them for less than 40 bucks. Other than that, you can look for an old LX crank and just take the rings off. Bombproof!
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    Xt cranks are solid.

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    SRAM/Truvativ AKAs are a nice option.

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    SLX are virtually the same weight as XT and can usually be found a bunch cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    XT's at Jensonusa are $139. Sell the rings and you could be in it under $100.

    Shimano XT M752 Crankset at JensonUSA.com

    SLX's are even cheaper at $129. I've got both and both are great.

    Shimano SLX FC-M66010 Dyna-Sys MTB Crank at JensonUSA.com

    Just FYI, the weight difference between the XT and SLX cranks are in the rings. Take off the rings and the cranks themselves are very similar in weight (some even report the SLX are a couple of grams lighter).
    The XT crank being referred to for $139 is for the Octalink Bottom Bracket that is NOT included. They have the LX for $80 bucks with the bottom bracket. The LX is indestructable. I had one for years and never had an issue with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGrant View Post
    The XT crank being referred to for $139 is for the Octalink Bottom Bracket that is NOT included. They have the LX for $80 bucks with the bottom bracket. The LX is indestructable. I had one for years and never had an issue with it.
    The LX are $90. Since the OP's in search of the lightest cranks for $150, SLX and XT's are still better. The M770's are $170, but sell the rings for $40-50, and you're well under $150.

    Shimano XT FC-M770 10 MTB Crank at JensonUSA.com

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    I got my RaceFace Evolve SS cranks for $75 shipped on ebay. a very good deal, i thought.
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    Why not get a middleburn spider for your XTR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryed_1 View Post
    Why not get a middleburn spider for your XTR?
    You're thinking M950 with the removable spider. The XTR M960 do not have a removable spider and they're a proprietary 4x102 bcd.

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    I got this set for my new ss build, also my first build so cost is a factor

    Truvativ Stylo Single Gxp Crankset from Cambria bike.

    Might not be the best but for $90 complete with bb it will work.

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    I am running Raceface Dues XC second hand as SS. Very light and work well. Married to an XTR external BB. Not SS specific, but well suited to the task!

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    Another vote for SLX. Last gen XTR looks, XT weight, but at a budget price.
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    OP, ever consider a custom Ti ring? That may give you the durability, lightweight, low (relative) cost solution you are seeking with an added bling bonus. I didn't bother checking if HBC even offers one...
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    Thanks for the info everybody.

    I went with two custom rings from homebrew(he has a 15% coupon right now) that should last me two seasons or so.

    I also bought the LX crankset from Jenson. My wife has one and I was impressed with the weight once you took off the rings. I got about 605g no rings, no bb.

    Thanks again.
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