I am in need of a new crandset for a bike (Trek 7500) that I am going to use to tour. I am almost ready to order a Shimano XT and then I run across the Sugino XD 600. I have searched the posts here and see several have recommended the Sugino crank. At $75 it certainly is reasonably priced.
Here is the question. What is the quality of the Sugino crank, and will it stand up to long distance loaded touring? I do not want a failure out in the middle of nowhere.