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I want to replace a crank on one of my bikes. I already have a new isis bottom bracket but not the crank. Should I get a isis crank (they seem reasonable and around or under 100.00 or I have seen lx outboard bearing cranks for 121.00
 

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micky said:
I want to replace a crank on one of my bikes. I already have a new isis bottom bracket but not the crank. Should I get a isis crank (they seem reasonable and around or under 100.00 or I have seen lx outboard bearing cranks for 121.00
What bottom bracket you got?

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Having just switched from an ISIS to an outboard bearing setup I can say the outbaord setup feels much more solid and I feel allowed much better spinning during steep ascents. I went from a Truvativ ISIS crank to a Shimano XT crank, well worth it IMO.
 

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Go for the outboard. ISIS doesn't last more than a few months for me. Outboard is able to use much bigger bearings, it will be more durable and it will be stiffer as well since they are able to use a larger axle and one end is fixed to the crank.
 

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what about chainline

I am somewhat concerned about the chainline. I generally use the 3 or 4 largest cogs when I am in the middle ring. Will this be a problem. This could be a large cossover if the chain line is moved farther away.
 

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micky said:
I am somewhat concerned about the chainline. I generally use the 3 or 4 largest cogs when I am in the middle ring. Will this be a problem. This could be a large cossover if the chain line is moved farther away.
I personally have not had a problem after upgrading to RaceFace Deus. I use the middle ring 90% of the time and use my big cogs quite oftten. I have a sugar.
 
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