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I'm just getting back into single speeding and am looking to lighten up my ride. I bought a 2011 GF Rig a month or so ago and am loving it, but need to drop a few pounds. I just ordered a new bar, stem, and post to go along with my Crossmax wheels and need a crank to help drop some more poundage. I am very loyal to my LBS and am trying to find a crank that he can get me. I have been checking out the Truvativ Noir 1.1, but I'm not sure if I can possibly get something lighter at a better deal. I'm currently running the Truvativ Firex SS version and am looking for something significantly lighter. I believe my LBS can get crank arms for Sram, Shimano, Race Face, and maybe a few other big brands. Does anyone have any ideas that would be as light or lighter and maybe cheaper?
 

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Ask to look at a catalog...
Most shops carry a non priced book to allow browsing.
Weights are usually listed.
 

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I already did. The Noir was the lightest ready-to-ride crank. I was just trying to find out if lighter crank arms could be easily bought through a dealer. I didn't see anything in his catalogs about ordering just the crank arms, but I assumed that it may be possible to buy individual parts from the manufacturer directly.
 

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Lots of cranks come with rings that aren't the lightest..
even j&B's origin8 rings are lighter than an xt setup..
Carbon is sweet, it can wear through faster though from your shoes rubbing on it than an alloy setup.

I want a pair of noirs but damn if they aren't expensive...
 

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how heavy are the noirs? I just scaled my e.13's at 670 grams. That's arms, bottom bracket, spacers and wave washers. Pretty light setup and 30mm spindle.
 

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Shimano SLX and up are all light and are well designed and well made too. You can usually make at least enough money selling the stock rings to pay for the SS ring

Another cool new options is the new SRAM X.0, X.9, and certain X.7 cranks all have removeable spiders, and Homebrewed components makes spiderless rings that turn these into awesome SS cranks!
 

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XTs are 770 with rings and bb..
CK bb and a single cnc ring should drop it to playing weight.
 

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the e 13s are pretty light and also very stiff.

I have a pair on my jib jab that is in the process of being built.
 

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elsewhere said:
XTs are 770 with rings and bb..
CK bb and a single cnc ring should drop it to playing weight.
and SLX bare arms are actually even lighter (and cheaper too, of course) :thumbsup:
 

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Suppose I went with either XT or SLX. What would I need to build it up with a single 32T ring? New bolts? New chainring?
 

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Suppose I went with either XT or SLX. What would I need to build it up with a single 32T ring? New bolts? New chainring?
Yep, just those two things. Most shops have shorter bolts for single ring use, and one of these rings in aluminum or titanium will go great on any crankset
 

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http://www.e13components.com/product_xc_ss.html

They might have pulled a few parts off during the product weigh-in. These are nice. :thumbsup:
Yea...the weight of the BB, wave washer, and spacers is roughly 100g, so that is the difference. The got the weight right on the cranks though! With my ring atached I will be just over 700g which is comparable to the XTR SS setups if I recall correctly.
 

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modded XTR M960! I think mine are 685 w/ BB, arms, bolts, 32t.

chain ring is from Home Brewed
XTR crank is from Ebay already modded though horribly done
Sent out to creamy coats (can't remember their frikn official name) to have modded correctly and ceramic coated.

They can sell you modded and coated cranks directly as well or work out a core deal for you or even just send them a set to have modded and coated. I believe the cost for a modded crank from them is about $300 but they are like brand new when you get them! Awesome deal imo and they do great work!

I'm sure someone on here knows who I am talking about. I will search myself to find the name.

Posted pics are of cranks when I first got them and then shortly after they were returned to me from being coated and modded further.
 

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I wish I could find my original post about these cranks. For some reason 650 is standing out in my head but that may have been without the new ring that I was waiting on at the time. None the less, here is a link to where you can get them outright or have a set of your own cranks modded/coated. http://www.ceramikoat.com/gallery.html

The Noir's are nice but so are the Specialized (Lightning) cranks. Very light but you are going to pay for that! One of the most awesome cranks of all time imo is the old Sweet Wings that a few guys on here have but good luck getting your hands on a set of those!
 
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