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Crankset Upgrade - Advice Requested

I have a 2002 Specialized S-Works. I am 6' 6" and 235 lbs. I wish to upgrade the crankset from the Strong Arm II's.

Which XTR 952 crank do I buy:

1) 177.5 mm, 4-bolt, 24/34/46
2) 175 mm, 4-bolt, 24/34/46
3) 177.5 mm, 5-bolt, 26/36/48

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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jakarta_tomcat said:
I have a 2002 Specialized S-Works. I am 6' 6" and 235 lbs. I wish to upgrade the crankset from the Strong Arm II's.

Which XTR 952 crank do I buy:

1) 177.5 mm, 4-bolt, 24/34/46
2) 175 mm, 4-bolt, 24/34/46
3) 177.5 mm, 5-bolt, 26/36/48

Thanks in advance for all your help.

jakara_tomcat
I'm 5'10" and I ride 177.5s on my 3 "good" bikes. You should be on nothing shorter than 180s. In fact if they made 185s, I'd recommend that, but they don't. I've ridden lots of bikes with 180s, my SS has 180s right now. If I had to choose between 175s and 180s I would put 180s on every bike I own. Trust me, get 180s and thank me later.
Five-bolt=purty, classic. 4-bolt=f'ugly frankencrank.
 
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