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    anything but last rOOster14's Avatar
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    choosing a crankset for a cross bike

    im currently hoarding some parts to build up a cross bike and im trying to figure out what to look for in a crankset/chainring combo just for the style of riding/racing as well as mud clearing-ability?
    im thinking of running a sram s900 but what rings should i go for? or am i way off base
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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Consider the Sram S300 CX crank;

    SRAM S300 Cross GXP 175 mm 38-46t
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 09-13-08 at 07:49 PM.
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    Sugino XD compact and maybe change the big ring? Sugino cranks are really nice. Otherwise, buy a Shimano crank.. even the Tiagra grade one is quite nice and as you pay more, you are paying for nicer chainrings. Since you will probably be swapping them, why bother?

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