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    Cranks

    Can you drop a ATB Crank on a Cross Check Frame or does it need a Road Crank... I have A cross check with only a double on it and I want to put a triple on it.

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    Coconut

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    Yes, you can put pretty much any crank on it. ATB, touring, road or SS. If you go to a triple you might have to get a wider bottom bracket though, if your changing it youself then make sure you find out the correct width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikasberg
    Yes, you can put pretty much any crank on it. ATB, touring, road or SS. If you go to a triple you might have to get a wider bottom bracket though, if your changing it youself then make sure you find out the correct width.
    /Erik
    With ATB cranks, I found I had to use a shorter bottom bracket then even a double 105.

    EDIT: The best crank out there right now, in my opinion, is the Shimano Treking. The best value is this one. Paired with an 11-34 cassette and you have a great range of gears! I have the XT version on my road bike. They also make an external bearing version for about $100 more.
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    I got my Shimano Hone crankset for 130 shipped, check around online and on ebay.

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