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Sauser gushed about his equipment: “Today we got brand new Epic bikes with integrated cranks and the bike is so light again - it's under nine kilos,” he said.
Sauser is talking about his Epic after his Mnt SNow win. what is this integrated crank??
 

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I assume he is talking about the newer cranks that have been out for approx 2 or 3 years now where the bottom bracket spindle is integrated with the driveside crank arm and the actual bearings are external to the cranks. Shimano was the first to do this and I know Race Face and Truvativ have followed suit. This type of crank is an evolution from the ISIS bottom bracket design because of problems with premature wear due to limited space for the bearings.

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But this quote is from the June 17th 2006 XC event. It cant just be XTR cranks, sounds like an intergrated headset thing for the crank??
 

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I've just been at the World Cup at Mont St. Anne.
Sauser, Killeen & Lakata were running an integrated Specialized Carbon (Road?) Crank with a 2x9 setup.

The rest of the components were pretty weight-weenie also, syntace stem & bars, Stans rotors, bolt-tuning, AX-Lightness seatpost etc...
 

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Just found it. It is a Specialized carbon road crank 2x9 set up, the one found on the top end road bikes. Someone mentioned thats its a relabeled lightning carbon set.
 

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north_of_us said:
Sauser gushed about his equipment: "Today we got brand new Epic bikes with integrated cranks and the bike is so light again - it's under nine kilos," he said.
Sauser is talking about his Epic after his Mnt SNow win. what is this integrated crank??
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He could be using it for the first time. If you check out the Weight Weenies board a lot of those people are still buying new square taper and ISIS cranks because they can save 100g or so.
 
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