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Old 12-14-05, 12:23 AM
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Hi, Ive given myself the goal this winter of really getting my position dialed in. One piece of this is getting my stance narrower in order to be gentler on my knees, and theoretically, to produce more power. To achieve this, so far Ive switched my eggbeaters to the short ti spindles, and switched my cleats to the quattro cleats since they have q factor adjustment.

Now Im thinking about changing cranks--Im currently running a Race Face turbine LP with a 113mm ISIS bb. It is time for me to replace both the rings and the bb, and since I gotta lay out some cash anyway, well maybe Ill just get a whole new crankset.

So then, here's where you can help:

1) Can anyone provide me with q factor measurements for the current XTR cranks, the RaceFace Deus XC, maybe the XT? Any others would be fine as well--Im considering high end XC cranks.

2) My other thought is to keep my current crankset, get rid of my granny gear, and switch to a 108mm BB. My measurements indicate that I wont have a problem with chainstay clearance for the large ring, and with my riding style, I wont really mind running just two rings. But, Im not sure--any thoughts in regard to this idea?
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Old 12-14-05, 12:49 AM
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what biek you have gaaint
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can you switch pedals? my experience with the crankbrothers pedlas was not great, they wrecked my knees but that was just the quattros on my roadie, have you looked at their crank, the cobalt ?
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