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    carbon cranks

    could you all refresh my memory of who has offroad carbon cranks? besides FSA?

    thanks

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    Race Face is also coming out with some.
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    Cannondale, but they're made by FSA, and tend to require BB30.
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    Are carbon cranks any good?
    and how durable/ expensive are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    Are carbon cranks any good?
    No, they'll smash into pieces the first time you use them. Their average lifespan is about 5 minutes, after which the carbon disintegrates. Though impractical for normal riders, uber-racers (DH) may choose to use carbon cranks for their short, 5 minute runs for the decrease in weight.

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    Truvativ Noir:


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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    No, they'll smash into pieces the first time you use them. Their average lifespan is about 5 minutes, after which the carbon disintegrates. Though impractical for normal riders, uber-racers (DH) may choose to use carbon cranks for their short, 5 minute runs for the decrease in weight.
    Ok smart ***
    I'm just asking a question because I've heard bad about Carbon Fiber parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    I'm just asking a question because I've heard bad about Carbon Fiber parts
    Highly fragile; explode off large stump jumps.




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    Seriously?
    Because those cranks are looking kind of cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    could you all refresh my memory of who has offroad carbon cranks? besides FSA?

    thanks
    Off-topic: What became of your plans to get a Guru road bike? I noticed that the Guru guys moved from their premises close to my home to some shiny new digs a little further north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Highly fragile; explode off large stump jumps.

    [IMG]http://bcdracing.com/pics/races/cloud06/cloud.jpg[IMG]

    [IMG]http://bcdracing.com/pics/races/cloud06/me.jpg[IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    Truvativ Noir:

    Those look sick.

    Any experience with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Those look sick.

    Any experience with them?
    Great cranks. They're basically an alu shank with carbon wrapped around it. Strong enough for AM, but light like XC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmalmquist View Post
    Great cranks. They're basically an alu shank with carbon wrapped around it. Strong enough for AM, but light like XC.
    whats the price? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmalmquist View Post
    Great cranks. They're basically an alu shank with carbon wrapped around it. Strong enough for AM, but light like XC.
    They'd finish off the 4X rig quite nicely, I think

    Are they SS specific or can I run that with a cassette?
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    thanks everyone! now i remember them...

    i love forum brainstorming. this thread just saved tons of time! hope no one thinks i should have just done a search

    hmmm, without looking into any in more detail, those stronglight magma ones look nice. i think i would want the outboard bearings and not ISIS.

    the way i ride requires the most technologically advanced, fastest, most rigid cranks money can buy. i also need 3-ring capabilities.

    thanks again
    Last edited by mx_599; 01-31-08 at 08:09 PM.

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    my fsa's are holding up fine..


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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Off-topic: What became of your plans to get a Guru road bike? I noticed that the Guru guys moved from their premises close to my home to some shiny new digs a little further north.
    hey santiago!

    i am still totally getting the Guru Geneo. they keep upping the price! so i better hurry. i was going to get it this winter but will probably do it this summer now. i plan on using campagnolo record, possibly chorus... i might consider sram red...but i really like campagnolo (i am really losing sleep over this...decisions, decisions). i am going to build a power tap wheel set too.

    i sort of had an epiphany with my bike builds. i have gone in the wrong direction and regret some of the things i bought over the past few years. ...but oh well. ebay has its place should i decide to sell things...although i am doubting the worthiness of piecing out stuff.

    now i am building a FS AM rig good for XC racing as well. i raced my first race 2 weeks ago and loved it! i did it on a cove steel hardtail. i am doing the rest of the series now.

    ultimate goal? sweet road bike and sweet FS do-all mtn bike. i decided to wait on the GURU Geneo until later in the year and do the FS mtn first. i have never owned a FS mtn bike. in fact, i am embarrassed to say, i have NEVER rode a FS mtn bike either.

    so, to sum things up - my 2009 camaro z28/SS might have to wait until 2010

    mx
    Last edited by mx_599; 01-31-08 at 08:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
    Race Face is also coming out with some.
    do you know when? are they on their site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    my fsa's are holding up fine..

    [IMG]snip[/IMG]
    yeah, CS at fsa really made me mad once. i swore i would never use them again. it wasn't an issue of inferior product or anything...well, in an indirect way i guess it was.

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    MX...what's with the avatar change? I always liked it when you posted......

    Is that the spaghetti monster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    MX...what's with the avatar change? I always liked it when you posted......

    Is that the spaghetti monster?
    hehehe

    Elisha Cuthbert will most likely be back.

    spaghetti monster? are you insane? what gave you that idea?

    i hope you'll still like my posts!

    mx

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