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    Which Crankset for a Highline?

    I hope to get my new Highline frame any day, I can barely wait any more! I am trying to decide on a crankset. The 83mm bottom bracket limits the choices somewhat. I will need to climb to lots of trails (like South Mountain), so I prefer a 22 tooth small ring, and I think around a 34 middle. I am building the bike up strong, but trying to keep the weight in the 36-37 lb range. I see lots of Saint cranks on the threads, are there any other good choices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ mtber
    I hope to get my new Highline frame any day, I can barely wait any more! I am trying to decide on a crankset. The 83mm bottom bracket limits the choices somewhat. I will need to climb to lots of trails (like South Mountain), so I prefer a 22 tooth small ring, and I think around a 34 middle. I am building the bike up strong, but trying to keep the weight in the 36-37 lb range. I see lots of Saint cranks on the threads, are there any other good choices?
    Yes, there is. If you want something lighter try 08 FSA Gravity Lite MegaExo, stated as the lightest 83mm crank available (www.sicklines.com). It comes with a steel pedal insert which is nice and lenghts for 165, 170 or 175. I don't have one, mine is a Saint 22/32 bash which I don't regret, very burly, trouble free and reliable. But I'm seriously consider the Gravity for my next DH frame.

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    I have a Saint in my Bottlerocket, no issues. My Brother runs a Gravity Quad MegaExo in his 303, 83mm BB. It's been one of the best cranks he has had. I would put it up against the Saint or Diabolus any day.

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    I was kind of disappointed with the 08 offerings in the 83mm width, so I'm holding out for 09. The problem with the Gravity Lite's is the BB. I have used the Mega Exo BB;'s in the past, and they only last about 60 days before the bearings are shot. I guess the solution would be to replace the bearings with some Phil Woods. For now, I am running a Race Face Isis crankset with an FSA Platinum DH BB. Old School I know, but so far so good.
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    looks like you should rotate your bash guard 180 degrees so the part with little meat is protected by the crank. Would it fit that way?

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    i went with the bontrager king earls http://www.bontrager.com/Mountain/Co...anks/21266.php
    they use the howitzer bb which has so far been amazing. the cranks are nice and stiff too and don't catch ankles like the old raceface ones used to.

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    Get Saints

    There beautiful & bombroof.
    "And I shout that your all fakes and you should have seen the look on your face"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrane
    looks like you should rotate your bash guard 180 degrees so the part with little meat is protected by the crank. Would it fit that way?
    Yeah, I'm sure it would, but I don't care enough about it to make the change. I'm hoping I can damage it enough to warrant a new E-13 Bash guard.

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    the saints are good til their splines start stripping off and then they're goosed

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