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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: Which one? all 165
Dura Ace 47 43.93%
Sugino 75 30 28.04%
sugino mighty 6 5.61%
Omniums 24 22.43%
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Old 11-21-08, 10:49 PM   #1
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favorite high end Crank

Which one? Regardless of where it will be used...
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Old 11-21-08, 10:55 PM   #2
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Does it have to be 165? Wy not just leave that stipulation out.
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Old 11-21-08, 10:58 PM   #3
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Well if they have to be 165mm I'm gonna go with DA. Otherwise I would have picked 75s.

I have my reasons.

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edit: voted omniums.
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Old 11-21-08, 11:15 PM   #5
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Old 11-21-08, 11:56 PM   #6
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Well if they have to be 165mm I'm gonna go with DA. Otherwise I would have picked 75s.

I have my reasons.

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edit: voted omniums.
Just curious if you dislike DA longer than 165mm. I have some 175's
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Just curious if you dislike DA longer than 165mm. I have some 175's
Basically I was trying to give the most ridiculous answer I could think of.
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Old 11-22-08, 05:47 AM   #8
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i voted dura ace in honor of my old 7600 cranks. the new octalink, i'm not really in to

favorites of all time to get REALLY specific

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Old 11-22-08, 08:06 AM   #9
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165 is too short for me anywhere. so, Truvativ Holzfeller would be my vote (i run a 170 Hussefelt on my SS).
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Old 11-22-08, 09:20 AM   #10
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I love my Omniums.
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In order:

Paul Components Pure Road Crank



Sugino 75



Dura Ace

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Old 11-22-08, 12:27 PM   #12
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I miss my Suntour Superbe Pro's so much! that's my vote but only if you can find the Bottom Bracket for them...
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None of those cranks listed are exactly "high end" (the Omniums are newer technology but still not too high end). Maybe if you're riding around on a Bulletproof they might seem high end, but unless you're talking about carbon honeycomb disc chainrings and external bearing systems you're still riding on 70's technology.
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None of those cranks listed are exactly "high end" (the Omniums are newer technology but still not too high end). Maybe if you're riding around on a Bulletproof they might seem high end, but unless you're talking about carbon honeycomb disc chainrings and external bearing systems you're still riding on 70's technology.
dura ace 7710 is still being use a world championships
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What is the weight for the cranks listed? (I don't feel like Googling all of them)

I ride the omniums and really like them. Do any of the others listed have external bearings? As far as I know as of this posting the omniums are the cheapest, lightest (factoring in the bb), and best tech (external bearings). If that is the case I see this as a no brainier. I could be way off base with those three assumptions though.

Wernt people running the omniums at the olympics this year?

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i dont remember seeing anyone on omniums....

out of the ones listed all are square taper sans the omniums...

dura ace 7710 are octalink
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None of those cranks listed are exactly "high end" (the Omniums are newer technology but still not too high end). Maybe if you're riding around on a Bulletproof they might seem high end, but unless you're talking about carbon honeycomb disc chainrings and external bearing systems you're still riding on 70's technology.
Yeah, these cranks listed are so low end the pros don't even ride them
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I didn't say they were low end. Don't do that to me.
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None of those cranks listed are exactly "high end" (the Omniums are newer technology but still not too high end). Maybe if you're riding around on a Bulletproof they might seem high end, but unless you're talking about carbon honeycomb disc chainrings and external bearing systems you're still riding on 70's technology.
Is that before or after you realized external is being deprecated by BB30?
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Omniums are not a high end crank. In fact, track racers consider them low end.

Dura ace's are stiffer than Omniums.
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What a dumb statement. Did you go and interview every track racer in the world? My buddy races Men's A match sprints and favors Omniums over DA 7710's, so there ya go. To each his own.

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I didn't say they were low end. Don't do that to me.
The fact of the matter is cranks don't necessarily need to be carbon or have other new-fangled technology like "honeycomb disc chainrings" to make them high end. Dura Ace road cranks are still aluminum, for instance. Anyways, in the context of track racing, the cranks the OP selected are indeed the high end range and the most common sets found on pro bikes.
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