I think I made a mistake. I got a killer deal on a set of Saint cranks, but I really don't freeride. I have a 5" dually, so I think I'm going to go with some lighter cranks.
What do you think of Hone cranks? I'm either going to go Hone or LX. I really wish I could get XT or RF Dues, but I don't believe the extra $100-$120 is worth the 70g weight loss when I can spend that money and save almost a 1/2 lb on pedals.
The Hones are 230g lighter than Saints. That's a half pound. That mixed with lighter tires and tubes will lose me about 1.5 lbs. I could save another 1/4 to 1/2 in pedals and another 1/4 to 1/2 in saddle. I thought about selling my hardtail and using the money to get some XT cranks and Crossmax Enduro's (which would save me 1.3lbs of rotating weight BTW) but I just can't bring myself to get rid of the HT.
When I first built my dually with LX HTII cranks, Arami saddle, and lighter tubes, I weighed it at 30.5 lbs. I switched to Saint cranks, DH tubes, and Bontrager Race Luxe saddle and now it weighs 32.65 lbs.
Anyway's, all babeling aside...whatdaya think of Hone cranks? I know they're a little tougher than LX, but really don't weigh more @ 928g.