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    SS Cranksets in 185mm ??

    Looking for a 185 mm cranks for my new singlespeed. The only brands I have found are Zinn and TA Specialties. Are there any other brands that make cranksets longer than 180mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone yard
    Looking for a 185 mm cranks for my new singlespeed. The only brands I have found are Zinn and TA Specialties. Are there any other brands that make cranksets longer than 180mm?
    Just picked up a set as I was in the market for a 185 set. They are super nice looking but I have yet to mount them. The ineterchangeable spider makes them super versatile. I went with the compact double so I could run a bashgaurd or play with the chainline up front. They come with self extracting crankbolts that are a nice touch. The frame I'm using them on is in transit and I'm hoping they'll function as well as they look.

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    Good 'ol Profile racing BMX cranks. Available in 185 & 190.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanetti
    Good 'ol Profile racing BMX cranks. Available in 185 & 190.
    Yup. That is what I use (and 182).

    Word is the new Surly cranks will have a 185mm option next year.
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    High Sierra Cycles makes Zinn's cranks. Zinn want $470, HSC charges $350. I just bought a set of HSCs. Tom is a pleasure to work with and the product is quality.

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    Thanks for the replys!

    For those who use the profile cranks, do they have a model that fits on square taper BBs, or do you use the profile "splined" bottom bracket as well? (what profile model are you using?)

    Sparty - nice insight on zinn/ high sierra, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone yard
    Thanks for the replys!

    For those who use the profile cranks, do they have a model that fits on square taper BBs, or do you use the profile "splined" bottom bracket as well? (what profile model are you using?)

    Sparty - nice insight on zinn/ high sierra, thanks.
    The Profiles are splined only. I use the FSA X-Drive euro BB. Much better than the Profile as it uses an adjustable cup so the bearing spacing can actually be adjusted properly.
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    if you get the profiles beware of the ti version. they are a booger to get on properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbFlorida Brian
    if you get the profiles beware of the ti version. they are a booger to get on properly
    What ti version? If you mean the ti spindle it is no more difficult to deal with than a steel spindle.
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