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Anyone doing this?

What BB length is necessary for a Karate Monkey (large frame 175 mm arms)?

Anyone have anything to say about the ENO cranks? Yeah Yeah...I know they look nice (bling). Do they work well....any drawbacks to the low Q factor?

Finally, anyone using the Dos ENO cranks?

Currently, I am using FSA cranks (mega Exo BB) and the bearings seem to wear out quick, and I am forever adjusting them (tighter). Not a FSA rant (they make some great stuff), I just think the outboard bearings dont work well for me (by any manufacturer). I never seemed to have any trouble with the good ole' square taper, and dont really notice that flex problem that newer cranks are supposed to fix. Anyone else think the exciting new breakthroughs in crank/BB technology are not all that seems to be claimed?

Thanks in advance.

ken
 

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I've done that

68x113mm Phil Wood SS Bottom Bracket and 180mm WI ENO cranks. Never had one problem except maybe a couple of pedal strikes on rocks, but nothing too severe. I don't know the exact chainline as I had plenty of adjustment with my regular cassette hub, but it wasn't too narrow.

Now that I have gone fixie on my Karate Monkey, I decided to just keep the BB in it for the new 165mm cranks.

The Eno cranks are now on the new Niner. Yes, I bought another PW SS BB. I suggest you do the same. Oh, I also bought a Boone chainring for it. I have to admit it was because I submitted to bling rather than wearing the factory one out.
 

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I'm running 175mm Eno cranks on my large KM with a 73x113mm UN73 BB. I've got a WORD hub with a White Ind. freewheel, and everything lined up fine, chainline wise.

I occasionally hit the inside of my foot on the (relatively) sharp edge of the crank arms. No biggie, but never an issue with Shimano cranks.

I've also found that during sunny rides, sunlight can glint off of the crank arms in a way that is sometimes distracting. . .
 

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I am running 180mm ENO cranks on my XL Monkey. I don't remember what size BB because I used what I had around. I plan to replace it with a Phil soon. I don't have to worry about the spindle width either because I am using a regular cassette hub.
 

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thanks for the info

I WAS worried about the q-factor. as PeanutButterBreath says...hitting your foot on cranks...I was concerned about this as my feet already rub my FSA cranks from time to time.

These things look cool as heck, but the price is a bit steep. I am no longer concerned about chain line or BB width as you guys are running the same thing am proposing to (WORD hub and a 113 mm spindle).

guess this thread is over...unless anyone wants to rant against the newer outboard bearing BBs. Really no point in doing that. Many people TOTALLY love these new designs, and others do not. sort of like everything else.

Thanks again.

Ken

this forum is great!
 
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