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?