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    Suggestions for singlespeed mtb cranks

    OK: let me have them, please. I'll be riding fixed/free, XC mostly and can handle a spectrum of price ranges.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    OK: let me have them, please. I'll be riding fixed/free, XC mostly and can handle a spectrum of price ranges.

    Thanks!
    You really don't need anything special. I personally prefer square-taper five arm, but they seem to be harder to find these days. I'd stay away from ISIS unless you go with the newer x-type outboard bearings. Standard ISIS bearins are small and known for having a short life span.
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    White Industries Eno Cranks (square taper only)

    Truvative Stylo SS GXP cranks (external bearing design)

    The problem with using most mountain cranks designed for SS for fixed riding is that they don't come in 165 or shorter lengths. I prefer short cranks to ride off road fixed for obvious pedal striking concerns.

    For that reason I have a pair of Sugino XD's 165's running middle ring on one bike. I really like them so far. In fact, they might be my crank of choice in the future and the price is right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    White Industries Eno Cranks (square taper only)
    I'd stay away from these for two reasons:
    - Proprietary ring
    - I know lots of locals who have broken the rings.
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    Yes, short crank arms are essential, to me.
    And the Sugino is a good tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    I'd stay away from these for two reasons:
    - Proprietary ring
    - I know lots of locals who have broken the rings.

    Well, so far so good for me (just shy of 2 years ) and I am a pretty large fellow (6'2'', 190).

    I must have gotten the 'good' chainrings.

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    Bulletproof 165 cranks. 110 bcd, more chainrings available than herpes simplexes. Square taper. All good.
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    ^ And inexpensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Well, so far so good for me (just shy of 2 years ) and I am a pretty large fellow (6'2'', 190).

    I must have gotten the 'good' chainrings.
    Same here. I'm a big guy and ride hard. I even race with my ENO cranks, and they're holding up great. I love 'em.
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    Still rocking my Dan's Comp purchased Dotek cranks! $29.99, 165mm. Damn, are they shiny, though. I bought some universal 130/110 bcd chainrings from there as well. At around $5, they were a bargain.
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    I'm running a set of Raceface Evolve SS cranks with external bearings. Come with a bash guard too.


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    Do you have a set already?

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    Or, RPM (bmx), also $30, and come in different sizes. I've been running these same cranks below for about the last year with no complaints. Silver or black textured finish.
    Last edited by schwinnbikelove; 11-09-05 at 08:04 PM.

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