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    Intergalactic Excellence. JohnnyGalaga's Avatar
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    No More 48T Cranks On Diamondback Bicycles?

    Looked into getting a new Diamondback to replace the 12 year old Outlook and noticed all the Diamondbacks are now 42T. So what gives? No more 48s like they used to be? That sucks!

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    Or is it??? Dannihilator's Avatar
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    48 tooth chainrings died off 11 years ago.

    The mass change to 4 arm cranks did away with the 48. Since it would be too much of a chainring and would flex under stress and going to more speeds eliminated the need to run such a big chainring.
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