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Originally Posted by MattBeaty
Does anyone have any opinions on a good crankset to use for this project. I was initially thinking the Stylo SS would be good, but have heard several bad reviews of it (mtbr), so was now looking at stuff from Race Face. What is a good, relatively light but strong crankset?
I'm using a RF Turbine (5-arm, ISIS) and have had no problems. Not telling you to get one, but it's pretty damn strong. Can probably find a closeout somewhere from a place that still has stock left - PricePoint ran out recently.
Brakes - unless you absolutely 'need' to have adjustable pad contact points, I'd go with Juicy 5s instead of the 7s. You'll save $$ and get a set of brakes with allmost all the functionality of the 7s. Greenfish
has 5s for $115/wheel, 7s for $130/wheel, and BB7s for $70/wheel. There may be other deals out there on the BB7, but I haven't seen anyone lower than Greenfish on the Juicys. If you go with Juicys, pick up one of their bleed kits - can't bleed them without it.
I concur with the Cane Creek headset recommendation - solid headsets.
Good luck with the build and enjoy the ride!