Option paralysis is the state of doing nothing when you need to do something because one is faced with too many choices.
I need (OK want) a new set of cranks for my race MTB. Currently has old XTR. It will cost only slightly less for good chainrings as it will for new cranks. So the plan is new cranks for the race bike and the old XTRs with cheapo rings go on the commuter.
Anyway, it looks like this...
LX - about $150
XT - about $250
Truvativ - about $200
Bontrager - about $200
Race Face Deus - about $200
The LX is a bit heavier and I am having some trouble putting LX on a full XT/XTR bike. Although I have no doubts as to the quality. The TruVativ and Bontrager look to be the exact same unit. The Race Face is nice, but I have heard some QC issues on this unit. I am not really interested in carbon fiber.
It would be cool to get away from Shimano and they are personally annoying to me, but that's not huge. And I would like to be under 900 grams with BB, but that's negotiable.
Anybody have any thoughts, ideas, experience here. Am I missing any other brands. Also and good e-stores would be appreciated.