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Old 05-20-07, 09:05 PM   #1
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Dirt Jump Cranks (SS)

So I managed to destroy the crappy deore cranks i had on my steelhead a month or so ago and I've been itching to get it going again. I'll never run the bike w/ more than a rear derailur, and I actually want to convert it to SS right now since I keep breaking derailurs.

I was wondering what kind of cranksets and gear ratios most people were running for urban ss/ dirt jump use? I'm looking for something that is durable, and hopefully not too expensive. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 05-21-07, 06:56 PM   #2
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Not the most graceful of riders I guess.

I ran 35-15 when I had the bike set for SS.

For a crankset FSA V-drives.
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Old 05-21-07, 07:30 PM   #3
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if you go with truvativ stylos, replace the alloy bolt w/a steel one, or you'll rip the crank arm off the BB spindle and screw up the splines like I did. Yes I know they're a XC crank, but they're coming speced on a lot of big-duty bikes.
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Old 05-21-07, 08:25 PM   #4
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I run 36/16 on my single speed.

For a nice cheap crankset I would say Truvativ Hussefelts. Fairly heavy but very strong.

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Old 05-25-07, 03:47 PM   #5
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I'm running 33/16 on my Trail-or-Park with some Deity cranks. I do mostly park riding, but have been doing some dirt jumping lately and it's worked out great.
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