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Old 04-05-13, 12:07 PM   #1
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New crankset

I'm am looking into upgrading my crankset from stock. In fact my stock set has a cracked chain ring. I would like a triple, and a shimano, but I am looking for a great entry level product. Any suggestions?
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What do you have at the moment, what type of BB do you have, what speed is your cassette, what's your budget?

For Shimano, and just going on entry level and triple, would look at Deore M950, in 9 or 10 speed as needed, it comes with a BB, so no need to worry about size.

Lower lines like Alivio may be cheaper, but you would need to budget for a possible BB replacement at the same.
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I would highly recommend listening to Jim. You're not going to save that much money going cheaper than Deore anyway, and you may as well have something that decent on your bike anyway if you're mountain biking.

EDIT: Unfortunately I'm not seeing any Deore cranks on the main discount sites right now. What is your intended price range and riding style/type?

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I have a squared taper BB. I am almost sure it has caged bearings. I haven't torn it open yet. That is my plan for tonight. This a 97 schwinn frontier. It is a stock crankset.
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So I did I some research and. Found out my bike has a tourney Ty-30 group set. I re built the bottom bracket this evening. It was a piece of cake. I am not really looking to up grade the bottom bracket till it breaks for good, but my crankset has some worn teeth and the second chain ring is damaged. I have been keeping an eye out for Deore cranksets. I appreciate all the help!
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if youre gonna keep on rocking a square taper you can get an alivio crankset on the cheap new. removable rings. decent triple as far as square taper goes...
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