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Old 01-31-08, 02:27 PM   #1
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carbon cranks

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

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Old 01-31-08, 03:17 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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could you all refresh my memory of who has offroad carbon cranks? besides FSA?

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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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Highly fragile; explode off large stump jumps.

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Old 01-31-08, 06:30 PM   #15
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Those look sick.

Any experience with them?
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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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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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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

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Old 01-31-08, 07:50 PM   #20
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my fsa's are holding up fine..

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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

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Race Face is also coming out with some.
do you know when? are they on their site?
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my fsa's are holding up fine..

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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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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!

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