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Old 03-28-05, 08:50 PM   #1
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Help me pick a new crankset and BB for mostly XC

My current crankset has about had it. It has been held together with JB Weld since last year. The JB Weld broke, so I have decided it is time for a new crankset. The bottom bracket is original and has a decent amount of miles so I might as well replace it while I am at it.

My bike consists of a 2003 Specialized Hardrock frame, Rock Shock Duke XC fork, Rhyno Lite XL/XT hub wheels, front Avid mech disc, LX shifters and XT derailers. The bike currently has the Truvativ crankset that came with the Hardrock.

I am still pretty much a beginner. My riding is pretty much XC, but I enjoy small jumps and am doing more as my confidence increases.

I am looking for a crankset and bottom bracket that will fit well with the rest of the bike. I wouldn't mind shedding a little weight, but I am more concerned with getting a solid crankset for a decent price. I will spend what it takes to get what I want. I would prefer to spend $150 or less for the crankset and BB though.

So, any recommendations?

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Well, i would recommend the same crankset im using, truvativ stylo team but if your more interested in strength ide give the Truvativ Hussefelts a go. Look at their reviews @mtbr.com Strong cranks, reasonably light and not too expensive. You can probably snag some on ebay. Though you may end up spending a bit over 150 depending on the BB you choose
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How about an XT BB and an XT crank??????? for $119.00
OH MAN...... I just looked and they are all out of them :-)
They do have some good prices on race face stuff though...
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My current crankset has about had it. It has been held together with JB Weld since last year.


I recommend anything at all.
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How about the RaceFace Evolve XC with the X-type BB?

They're on sale at JensonUSA.
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Anyone have any comments on the Truvativ GXP Stylo?

Truvativs website seems to be down. I can't find much info on their stuff right now.

I have read complaints about weak rings on the old Race Face Evolves. Are the new ones the same way?
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I got my 3-ring FSA V-drive extreme crankset with a bottom bracket (and installed) for about what you're looking to spend.
Those will also hold up to a lot more than XC riding if you decide to do that. They don't weigh all that much, either.
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Truvativs website seems to be down. I can't find much info on their stuff right now.
No it's been moved http://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/index_content.php
Cranksets depend on how big you are. I run a Hussefelt and a GiGapipe Team DH BB but I'm a big guy. I've never had a problem with this setup
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No it's been moved http://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/index_content.php
Cranksets depend on how big you are. I run a Hussefelt and a GiGapipe Team DH BB but I'm a big guy. I've never had a problem with this setup
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My weight fluctuates between 165lbs and 175lbs.

Looks like a Stylo Team GXP for about $125 shipped should fit my needs well. Any comments on this?
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My weight fluctuates between 165lbs and 175lbs.
Anything you want in that case as most things are made for your weight class. I'm 250 + so I need to be picky. If you want to get more hardcore then the combo I mentioned may be an advantage, so long as your not racing
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I think that hte stylo team you mentioned would be fine. Its probably not bombproof but your not going on big jumps it seems, and your not that heavy so i would snag it. By the way, where did you find it for 125?
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Wait nevermind, ebay is my friend
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