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Offline RiskEverything

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Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« on: July 18, 2012, 07:13:46 PM »
The Uber V is in need of some new cranks and bottom bracket, so I've been looking at what's available in the price range I can afford.


It uses a 1x9 drivetrain with a BlackSpire MonoVeloce ring, so I don't need new gears. I don't know if I can even order a Shimano XC crank without the gears or I would be seriously considering that option.


Blackspire makes cranksets, $150 for the XC and $200 for the AM, including the bottom bracket. The AM is only 83 grams heavier, and while the bike is intended for AM use I don't think I'll break any XC cranks with it.


e.thirteen also has XC cranks ("The Hive") and these are designed specifically for single-ring use. They have an interesting "polygon spindle interface" and are the lightest of the cranks I'm considering. However, the best price I've found is $225 for 180mm or $250 for 175mm, also with the bottom bracket.


I'm not sure if the longer cranks would be a pro or a con for me. I'm not planning to put clipless pedals on this bike, so the extra leverage might be nice.
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Re: Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 07:25:57 PM »
SLX is a good budget price crankset to consider. Some guy on MTBR found them to be a few grams lighter than XT (both weighed without rings and the XT set were the last gen before the ones out now).

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Re: Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 08:13:36 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion! I've got the M770 XT crankset on my Rush and it is interesting to hear that the M660 SLX cranks are possibly stronger and lighter.


I found a set of them (with rings) for $181 that qualify for Amazon Prime (free shipping means they compare very favorably to the Blackspire cranks).


If I get these I'll set them on a science-lab scale and see what they weigh without the rings.
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Re: Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 10:12:43 PM »
Got SLX on the SS, they are the shizzz. Should be able to find them for around $135ish on ebay

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Re: Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 02:19:32 PM »
SLX FTW!

Hopefully they get some 175mm back in stock:
http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SLX-FC-M66010-Dyna-Sys-MTB-Crank


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Re: Need new cranks... comparing what's out there.
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 12:37:43 PM »

Ordered these from Chain Reaction Cycles for $126 with free shipping  8)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28019
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