Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Sugino XD vs Eighthinch Crankset
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06-23-10, 07:00 PM
Ok I have tried just about every search combo ever and can't find a tread that would compare the two. I have found one that says that the XD is better then the eighthinch in terms of quality but here I am to ask you SSFG, which crankset should I choose for my custom build?
I currently have the 165mm XD's that I paid 70 for at the lbs, and have seen a few eighthinch cranksets on ebay for around 50, would it be worth it to return my sugino's and get the eighthinch's?
The only thing that worries me is that the XD's bcd is 110 compared to the eighthinch's 130.
06-23-10, 07:37 PM
I've ridden both and really couldn't say there is a tangible difference in quality. 110 chainrings tend to be cheaper than 130 (common bmx bcd) if that has any impact on your decision making.
110 means you can more easily use smaller gear combo's of course 34/12 is about the same gear inches as 48/17 but maybe not as cool sounding. Quality wise I would rate Sugino above 1/8th inch
06-23-10, 08:06 PM
Ok that makes me feel better about my decision. I was under the impression that the 110 was a weaker arm or chain ring and with me being 240# I was looking at it from a durability stand point. I have a 46T chain ring and will be in search of the "magic gear" as the Trek frame I am using has vertical dropouts and I'm not sure how much money I want to drop to have a rear wheel hand built with a Eno hub.
Thank you for the help guys, Sugino it is.
good call. Sugino rules IMO.
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