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I've running a Truvativ 32t stylo on my singlespeed vassago. Everybody is running these White ENO cranks. They look super sweet, but is it worth upgrading? Will I loose any weight? What are the advantages?
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I've running a Truvativ 32t stylo on my singlespeed vassago. Everybody is running these White ENO cranks. They look super sweet, but is it worth upgrading? Will I loose any weight? What are the advantages?
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I had the same questions so I had to try for myself. I have a bike with a ENO WI crank and wondered the oposite is this the best crank for SS? My old XTR M960 should be stiffer right? How about a shimano XT first generation?

Here are my findings"

The ENO felt a heck-uva-lot stiffer than the XTR M960 with a Blackspire mono veloce ring. The power transfer to the ENO is solid. I am running it with an IRD square taper BB. The bearing drag on the XTR cranckset was also noticeable.
The star/lock ring system of the ENO is superb for SS although I used steel SS ring bolts on the XTR.
The first gen hollowteck felt ok but the Q factor is way out there. that is one of the things I like about the ENO - low Q factor. Also the chain rings last fairly long for an AL ring.

Go ENO with a phil wood BB or IRD BB:thumbsup:
 

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I have used both and still have both. The WI is about 718gms w 32t ring and wi ti bb. The stylo ss crank is 840gms w bb and bash guard. Both are nice cranks and both have been reliable. The WI crank can be changed to the VBC which is nice if you want a double chain ring done the road. If you have the $ go WI.
 

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i have race face square taper Turbines, and an assortment of external bb cranksets. for me the 'best crankset' answer depends.

stiffness => my XT cranksets feel stiffer overall than any square taper crankset i've ridden, but the Eno is pretty nice in that regard.

Q factor => for Ti or Alu hardtails w/ fattish chainstays, the Q factor of the old Turbines is too narrow- -- i get heel rub (and note that S-bend chainstays don't help in this department, since size 12 shoes go back too far for the s-bend to help). But for some of my steel frames, the narrow q factor crankset works well.

Bash ring => for any of my bikes that get ridden on techy terrain, log crossings etc, i strongly prefer having a lightweight bash ring. advantage: 4 bolt crankset.

clean looks => for a SS application where you don't need a bash ring, and the other cons don't apply, then the Eno cranksets looks hella clean. OTOH a polished set of 960s looks very nice too.

bearing durability => it's one of those YMMV things. I don't ride in wet conditions that often. I've actually had to replace my square taper bearings more often than my external BB bearings, but that may be due to my weight (195 lbs).
 

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My bike came with the truvativ stylo cranks. I pedaled them for a little over a year before getting the ENO's with a phil wood BB. They feel phenomenal. Smoother spinning and super stiff. Being nice to look at is just icing on the cake.
 

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supersquad3 said:
I've running a Truvativ 32t stylo on my singlespeed vassago. Everybody is running these White ENO cranks. They look super sweet, but is it worth upgrading? Will I loose any weight? What are the advantages?
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It's worth upgrading just because they look super sweet.
 
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