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Old 06-13-05, 01:58 PM   #1
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Which one would you pick?

I am looking at buying a new crankset for my ride. I ride some trails but spend most of my time on the tarmac. I was looking at the new hollowtech II LX cranks and the raceface turbine LP.

What would be the better buy?
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Raceface...

and what the heck is ttt?
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and what the heck is ttt?
Totally Tore-up Tosser?
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I don't like the aesthetics of the Shimano offerings. I'd definately get the Race Face!
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There's no reason to bump threads. People come here at all hours of the day and peruse the "new threads".

To answer the Question between the two I'd go Race Face
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Is there any problems with the ISIS system? I have read that eventually the spline on the bb wears after some time?
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Its a myth perpetuated by companies needing to sell the newest external bearing systems. I know many downhillers and freeriders and none of us have blown through 'quality' isis bb's. Although it is true, with isis the axle is so big it leaves room for very small bearings, which CAN lead to breakage. With quality bearings the problem, isn't a problem
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Is there any problems with the ISIS system? I have read that eventually the spline on the bb wears after some time?
Well that's bogus. The only issue is with the bearings. Truvativ got around this by adding more races or groups of bearings. the GigaPipe Team DH I use has four races (two per side) It is by far the stiffest BB I've ever had the privledge of riding
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Bogus for most users. But aluminum as a metal is soft enough that eventually the teeth on the isis spline do start to round, although it lasts far longer than square tapers.

I hesitate however to recommend the newer technology.

I had a brand new Raceface Diablous X-type on my MTB that came loose on the spindle after two months of XC riding (no drops in the winter). Raceface acknowledged a possible manufacturing problem with the teeth of the spline and I have sent it back, waiting now.

I've put the old 6-year old square-taper crank back on while waiting.

No design is infallible. I just hope they follow through on the warranty. I was already taking some heat from family members for dumping 400 bucks on a crankset, and now I've sent it back....+


Edit: TTT is a brand of road parts, No? I have a dicey 199-gram 3T bar on my road bike.

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