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Must have lightish cranks that are black...which should she have?

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Why not just new LX, is isn't enough of a difference? I don't think I could tell the weights apart, holding them in my hands.
Over here, the deal on '03 XT's plus BB is hard to pass by.
 

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Padre,

I picked up some '03 XT cranks and BB for ~$120.00. Not a bad deal. If you want a real good for single speed cranks, pick up a set of Sugino XDs and some square tapers and ride like hell. That set up will be lighter than any other you find...
 

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Truvativ Stylo GXP ?

These are pretty nice lookin' black cranks, 32tooth ring, outboard bearings...
Take the rock ring off and save some weight...
I just saw a set at WebCyclery and they are sweet.
 

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Go sexy, durable and square I say. White Industries all the way. That way you know you'll never(if you run an XT bb) have bearing issues. The less trouble she has, the more she rides.
 

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jl said:
Padre,

Your poll is now invalid--obviously you need a which set of black-cranks should I get.

Here's a very economical option.

http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=CR7364

$60 and black...
Man! That detail is in the poll question! I wonder if anyone actually read the question, and instead just skipped to the options....
 

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terminaut said:
Coda Tarantulas...

Light weight.
Black annodized.
CNC'ed goodness.
Singlespeed.
Shimano-splined.
Compact pattern.

Look for 'em.

Wow, I havn't seen those in years. I never really cared for them before but I kind of like the idea of a CODA with shimano splines now. I guess it's just the nostalgia factor. I'd ride em! What length?
 

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pah! Its only fashion. What's that matter when we're talking bikes? And the XT's you used for the last option are only available in silver. If you go that way, may as well go polished. Much prettier. I've seen black hubs from WI. Wonder why they won't do cranks? Send it off to Brett at Phil, I'm sure he could have something done for you. They just did a run a sweet navy blue hubs.
 

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jl said:
Dude!

I read the question and half of your answers are NOT black. So then is it a 'must' or not. In my business, if you provide other alternatives, it becomes 'want'.

So I guess all cranks are now an option :D...

These are cool... http://www.crankbrothers.com/cobalt_sl.php
Incorrect!
White Industries has made black before...in fact the Path has a set in black in stock..but they're 180mm...doh!
RF Duece cranks come in black... held 'em today....
Old XTR's are at least kinda charcoal which in low light could potenially be considered black....

newayz..those cobalts are so pretty...i just might reconsider...are they even available?
 
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