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Old 04-24-07, 01:43 PM
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Best Cranks?

So who makes the best cranks? I'll be riding trails, cement parks, and some street. But nothing too gnarly. I was also thinking about getting a ti spindle off ebay at some point if I can find one for whatever cranks I end up with. fyi I have a mid BB.

And I'm 6'2" any reason not to think about 180mm crank arms?
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Old 04-24-07, 01:49 PM
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There is no such thing as the 'best' cranks. The most respected are profile's and I have one profile arm, it is goooood. Primo cranks suck, they are fat and snap. I love the look of fly's and i do want some but they are expensive. Wombolts are ok but apparently people have had problems snapping them.

It isn't a good idea getting a Ti spindle as people will tell you. They are weaker and you don't save much weight and wayyy over-priced.

There is no need getting 180mm, just get 175mm, less chance of getting caught cornering.

I think I covered everything, basically, go for profiles
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Old 04-24-07, 04:44 PM
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Profile or Fly.

I have Primo Hollowbites and hate them.
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Old 04-24-07, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
Profile or Fly.

I have Primo Hollowbites and hate them.
What's wrong with them?
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Old 04-24-07, 05:30 PM
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Get Flys. Sick cranks.
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Old 04-24-07, 07:13 PM
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you loved them until you realized you shouldve saved up for profiles or flys
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hahaha. for sure. profiles are the no brainer. wombolts for fly if you are feeling adventurous.
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Old 04-25-07, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mude
you loved them until you realized you shouldve saved up for profiles or flys
I loved them 'till i realized that the squareness hurts your feet if you land sideways on them from tables, turndowns or any other trick that shifts your feet.

Plus they have always looked like poo.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:36 AM
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Fly cranks only fit a spanish BB, right?
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Old 04-25-07, 11:53 AM
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No. They fit any bottom bracket that accepts a 22mm spindle.
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Old 04-25-07, 02:18 PM
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You buy the bb seperatly
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i acutally like the way primos looks
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Old 04-26-07, 10:06 PM
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how clean on installation can you get using another companys BB? Compared to profiles with the cone washers/spacers?
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fixedgnar:
+1 on profiles.
they're the most proven bmx crank in existence.
and you can get them in any bottom bracket setup.
175s, 180s, your choice. have you ridden both?

mathblaster:
other company bottom brackets are mix and matchable as long as they fit the spindle.
cone washers don't depend on the bottom bracket, they depend on the spindle.
so if you were to get profile cranks with the hop up kit,
and you got whatever bb that fits the 19mm spindle,
you're good.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mude
i acutally like the way primos looks
They are ok, but ugly compaired to Profiles.

The Fly's are ugly too but they are super nice.
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Old 04-27-07, 03:02 PM
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Is there anything akin to the hop up cones for primo (22mm) spindles?
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Old 04-27-07, 03:54 PM
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Say that again?

How are fly's ugly kinetic, I don't get it
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Old 04-27-07, 04:31 PM
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I meant - is there anything available to fit the 22mm spindle of primo crank that is similar to the profile hop up cone spacers?
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Old 04-27-07, 04:33 PM
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Colour wise?
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Old 04-27-07, 04:54 PM
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i'm all for the 1-piece...old-school, cruiser-style, heavy-as-hell...


oops...this is the BMX forum!
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Old 04-27-07, 04:59 PM
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i want fly cranks. the wombolts suck, imo.
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Old 04-27-07, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Stiggermein
I meant - is there anything available to fit the 22mm spindle of primo crank that is similar to the profile hop up cone spacers?
Mutiny makes a mid bb 22mm. Comes with their own flush style cone washers.

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Old 04-27-07, 06:53 PM
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i run eastern pro cranks. they are cheaper than your above options. people will say they are dodgy but i have had no problems with them. but by choice id be running Fly cranks.
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I would rather support an amazing company like odyssey then support a gay company like fly. I'd say it's a pretty rare chance that you'd break your wombolts, and I bet just as many people have broken flys. Odyssey just has a retputation fron things not to break, so when something goes wrong on a new product everyone freaks out and assumes it's ****. Fly parts don't have that same rep, and also had a bad rep for cracking frames so it's not such a big suprise, or a big deal when fly cranks break. Besides even if you did break wombolts, odyssey has got your back with no hassles when it comes to getting them replaced in the highly unlikley event that something did malfunction.
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Old 04-28-07, 12:01 PM
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Mike Aitkin snapped his on dirt jumps. Now thats saying something
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