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Old 09-25-06, 02:17 PM   #1
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what type of crankset should i buy?

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i am in need of a new crankset. i have a specialized hardrock with a new fork and it is time for the crankset. i do mostly dirt jumps and some xc, but i would like to get into downhill and some moderate freeride. i also want a crankset that will last for a long time. if it makes any difference, the fork that i have is a rock shox recon, with a broken (hopefully reparable) compression lock.

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Shimano Saints would be great. They are one of the strongest freeride/downhill cranks, but the are also very light weight.

If the Saints are alittle too much $$$, then look at the Truvativ Hussefelts.
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I just bought a set of Shimano Saint cranks and they are awesome! Double ring with a bash guard! They are on closeout and you can get them for about $175.00.

Cambria Bike had them.

I bought them from my LBS and they gave me a deal. $200 out the door!

Other than those, I'd recommend a set of chromoly cranks like www.profileracing.com or the ones that Azonic makes www.azonicusa.com
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I'd recommend getting Bontrager Big Earl cranks over getting Truvativ Hussefelts(I find truvativ to be overpriced). The hussefelts retail at 149.99 USD, whereas the Big earl cranks are from 89.99 - 109.99 USD depending on the model. I've got both, and I'd take the big earls any day.

http://www.bontrager.com/Mountain/Co...ranks/5805.php
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ok, thanks a lot
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Why would you put cranks on a bike that are worth more than the frame? A $350 bike with $175 cranks?
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The best cheapest ones are Truvativ Husselfelt. $150 American. Great Cranks!
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Why would you put cranks on a bike that are worth more than the frame? A $350 bike with $175 cranks?
Beacause that bike one day look like this...


Drunken Chicken also has a very nice hardrock too
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I'd recommend getting Bontrager Big Earl cranks over getting Truvativ Hussefelts(I find truvativ to be overpriced). The hussefelts retail at 149.99 USD, whereas the Big earl cranks are from 89.99 - 109.99 USD depending on the model. I've got both, and I'd take the big earls any day.

http://www.bontrager.com/Mountain/Co...ranks/5805.php

+1 - I put these on my Bruiser and they are fantastic.


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Why would you put cranks on a bike that are worth more than the frame? A $350 bike with $175 cranks?


Even on a $3000 bike, the components usually are worth much more than the frame, and especially on bikes like the Hardrock, they put very low-end components on a decent frame to price competitively...
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thank you,
what do you think possibly of race face evolve dh?
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Decent enough!
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what do you think possibly of race face evolve dh?
For the price of those you might as well pay $20 for saints, I believe that they are the best cranks out there!
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like this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-SAINT-Fr...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-SAINT-Fr...QQcmdZViewItem
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or:
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