Darrin, since you're a big guy I'd avoid any crank with hollow arms. I broke a hollow arm crank myself at 185lbs. The Race Face pictured look solid to me. +1 on going with the external bearing set up but it is true you should have a higher end bike to justify CK bling. You'll need a different tool to install the external bearings by the way. Make sure you get the same length crank arm as well.