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Old 12-16-06, 06:08 PM
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Profile Deluxe vs. Madera Protacool

I need new cranks since mine weight about five pounds. I'm looking at the profile deluxes but the description under maderas say that they're made by profile and they have the same details so I was wondering if it is worth the extra $30 to get the deluxes.
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no, they are the same thing...

look at Odyssey 41 thermals too, much stronger crank with a better warranty.
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Originally Posted by sbcdestroy
no, they are the same thing...

look at Odyssey 41 thermals too, much stronger crank with a better warranty.
I wouldn't get the thermals because the arms come loose pretty often.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
I wouldn't get the thermals because the arms come loose pretty often.
How would you know? You have them?


The Madera cranks are made by profile but are a bit rounder, if you will than the regular Profiles. I would just get a nice set of Profiles with the hop up kit if i were you.

Wombolts look nice as well.
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Yeah I think I'm just going to get the profiles becasue I might be getting a good deal on a frame so I want some money to spend on that.
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Old 12-16-06, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
How would you know? You have them?


The Madera cranks are made by profile but are a bit rounder, if you will than the regular Profiles. I would just get a nice set of Profiles with the hop up kit if i were you.

Wombolts look nice as well.
Nope... but that's what people say about them... good cranks but one of the arms comes loose like after every session.
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so carry around an allen wrench, I dont mind giving them a quick turn before i ride.
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I'm getting a pair of 41 thermals after christmas, I'm pretty stoked about it.

Fianlly a good pair of cranks.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Nope... but that's what people say about them... good cranks but one of the arms comes loose like after every session.
Profiles can do that too, but you can always just check them before you leave your house to go ride, or carry a small allen wrench like sbc said...

My Primo cranks have been pretty good but i wouldnt recommend them. They make a creaking sound because they are hollow but yet nothing is wrong with them. And when i do tables and my feet shift sideways the Primo cranks have this like circular raise sort of the by the pedal bosses that hurts my feet when land with them sideways.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
And when i do tables and my feet shift sideways the Primo cranks have this like circular raise sort of the by the pedal bosses that hurts my feet when land with them sideways.
Then you should try to land straight with them.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Then you should try to land straight with them.
Haha, easier said then done. Especially when you are doing them so clicked they are on your back! Not that i can.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
Haha, easier said then done. Especially when you are doing them so clicked they are on your back! Not that i can.
I don't even want to try that trick because I can see myself unable to get out of it and then landing straight on my leg and rebreaking it.
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
I need new cranks since mine weight about five pounds. I'm looking at the profile deluxes but the description under maderas say that they're made by profile and they have the same details so I was wondering if it is worth the extra $30 to get the deluxes.
I think that the madera cranks are only cheaper becuase they are made in taiwan.
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What would be better...Eastern Pro or maderas? Or any other suggestions of cranks under 150
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Originally Posted by Chris Gabriel
What would be better...Eastern Pro or maderas? Or any other suggestions of cranks under 150
Maderas by far. Maderas = Profile. Eastern = Eastern
Profile > Eastern
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Most Brands > Eastern. In my opinion
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Most Brands > Eastern. In my opinion
Agreed.
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well I agree with FitRider & eightdip but ive heard great thing about the new fly cranks I suggest you get those.
Note: Way over priced though
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well I agree with FitRider & eightdip but ive heard great thing about the new fly cranks I suggest you get those.
Note: Way over priced though
If I got cranks I would get the Flys. Newsflash, good things that are light and strong tend to be expensive. Currently, they are the lightest bmx branded cranks on the market. Hence why they are expensive.
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And hence why i'm getting them.

Plus there are still cranks that cost more.
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i dont like the 22mm spindle, though. especially since i have a euro bb.
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I've never had any problems with any of my cranks except for some magna 1 peice cranks which i bent doing stair sets (how cool was I). Then again, i've never had euro bb
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Originally Posted by sbcdestroy
no, they are the same thing...

look at Odyssey 41 thermals too, much stronger crank with a better warranty.
VERY wrong, plus they come loose and only cover the arms with the xwarranty. I spoke to Nuno at ODY 3 weeks ago and they are about to stop making them now that the Wombolts are out. Profile offers a LIFETIME warranty onthe full crankset. And a 3month on the bearings, and they will be the last set of cranks you ever need.

As far as being the same...wrong agian. The Prots. are made by Profile but offer no warranty.

Now if you want good cranks under 150...look at Stolen(Dans has limited colors right now).
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Originally Posted by MATRIX
VERY wrong, plus they come loose and only cover the arms with the xwarranty. I spoke to Nuno at ODY 3 weeks ago and they are about to stop making them now that the Wombolts are out. Profile offers a LIFETIME warranty onthe full crankset. And a 3month on the bearings, and they will be the last set of cranks you ever need.

As far as being the same...wrong agian. The Prots. are made by Profile but offer no warranty.

Now if you want good cranks under 150...look at Stolen(Dans has limited colors right now).
You are very wrong. The cranks are very strong, although the arms do come loose quite often. I doubt they will stop making them anytime soon. The thermals could be the last set of cranks you ever need.

No kidding, he didn't mean that literally.
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Originally Posted by MATRIX
VERY wrong, plus they come loose and only cover the arms with the xwarranty. I spoke to Nuno at ODY 3 weeks ago and they are about to stop making them now that the Wombolts are out. Profile offers a LIFETIME warranty onthe full crankset. And a 3month on the bearings, and they will be the last set of cranks you ever need.

As far as being the same...wrong agian. The Prots. are made by Profile but offer no warranty.

Now if you want good cranks under 150...look at Stolen(Dans has limited colors right now).
If you take care of the cranks and carry an alen wrench with you and keep them tight they are fine.
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