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    Recommendations for crank replacement

    Hi,

    I've got a triple 26-36-48 crank set currently (Shimano M442/M443), which isn't too hot. However, I managed to bend it a bit during a small accident and now really need to replace it.

    However, I found out that there aren't so many triple cranks with 48T rings. Money is not a big issue, as I expect a crank to last a while. Any recommendations?

    I found out two combinations with about a similar price:

    Truvativ Firex 3.3 Trekking +
    Truvativ GXP Ceramic MTB BB

    Shimano XT 2008 M771 Hollowtech II +
    Acros A-BB MT HollowTech II Ceramic BB

    Anything to say about these? Naturally I could go with a cheaper regular BB, but that really is not the point...

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    Senior Member Matt Gaunt's Avatar
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    I have the XT cranks (2006) with the 48t big ring on my Max (winter/commuting). I've been very happy - the BB is smooth despite being exposed to the elements and the chainrings seem to have stood up to wear well.

    I can't comment on the Truativ cranks but if they are the same price, I'd go with the XT.
    Matt
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