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Mr.P said:
The bolts are aluminum, I believe, and savings can be had in other manufacturer's rings. Others should have some details on what rings are lightest/durable.

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Also, you will save 8 grams by getting rid of the steel granny bolts and replacing them with Alu ones. The middle/big ring bolts are aleady alloy.

If you don't get water in your frame easily and you never find it dirty in there when you take out the BB, then removing the plastic spacer/seal from the middle will save another 8 grams.
 

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Ok Listen up :p .... If your lucky you will save about 50g off the total crankset weight with a bit of creative tuning.

Here is the stock weights of my dues cranks.

Crankarms: 550g
Bottem Bracket: 114g **
Chain Rings:
-Small: 22g
--Middle: 43g **
---Large: 90g **
Chainring Bolts: 18g **

** this astrics indicates places that you can save weight- and quiet substantual weight too if you go through with all of it you end up with cranks not far of XTR weight and about half the price.

Things to do...
Crankarms: 550g - These cant really be touched unless you are crazy.

Bottem Bracket: You can remove as many spacers as posable to gain correct chainline... However if your frame doesnt leak water into the BB through the seattube, or the actuall BB cups then you can remove the plactic spacer tube, as it isnt needed. Removel of this will save 8g which takes the new bottem bracket to 106g

Chain Rings: Can easily be replaced with a lighter after market type set of rings. I haven't done it yet- but I am changing my rings to Extralight which I will get of Geo (Dirt Boy) at light-bikes.com sometime soon.. The Large ring is were you save the most weight- replacing the rings with the extralight octaramp rings changes the weights to 64g for the Large Ring, and 30g for the middle ring this is a significant saving over the stockies- you could sub in a lighter grannie ring if you wanted.

Chainring Bolts: The outer bolts are alloy, but the granny ring bolts are steel, replace them and you will save between 6g and 8g I've been running mine alloy for ages with no troubles, and I'm a 185lbs power machine so you shouldn't snap them in a hurry. I use FSA T30 Alloy bolts.

So Now are new weights are as follows.

Crankarms: 550g
Bottem Bracket: 106g -- She removed
Chain Rings:
-Small: 22g -- Stock
--Middle: 30g -- Extralight Octaramp 32T
---Large: 63g -- Extralight Octaramp 42T
Chainring Bolts: 12g **
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Total Weight = 783g

I hope that helps, I find them to be one of the better cranks on the market- they are stiff, and the BB has given me no trouble what so ever. Stock rings are still kicking, although I will replace them with Extralights sometime soon. A great value crank- especially since you can get them near XTR weight- with out the huge price tag.

-Cul
 

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Hi there Cul!
Sorry if this is a wee bit off topic, but i have recently acquired a set of deus cranks, boy do they look good!
Stupidly of me, i was playing around with them and rounded one of the alloy chainring bolts.
Im interested if you can replace the four main alloy bolts with steel ones?
Not a weight weenie excercise, but id rather not have the bolts round.
Also, the main bolts for the driveside crankarm that attach it to the axle, can you get replacement steel bolts for the 8mm and 10mm bolts?
Can i just go to a nuts and bolts store or do i go directly through race face to get these puppies?
Thanks for any help,
Cheers,
wil
 

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Little Willy said:
Hi there Cul!
Sorry if this is a wee bit off topic, but i have recently acquired a set of deus cranks, boy do they look good!
Stupidly of me, i was playing around with them and rounded one of the alloy chainring bolts.
Im interested if you can replace the four main alloy bolts with steel ones?
Not a weight weenie excercise, but id rather not have the bolts round.
Also, the main bolts for the driveside crankarm that attach it to the axle, can you get replacement steel bolts for the 8mm and 10mm bolts?
Can i just go to a nuts and bolts store or do i go directly through race face to get these puppies?
Thanks for any help,
Cheers,
wil
You can get raceface Steel chainring bolts from any place that sells raceface, or you can get generic steel bolts from basiclly any bike shop .

As for the crank arm mounting bolt, i belive the raceface Atlas bolt is steel and would work with the Deus, although i have not tried it yet:)
 

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Little Willy said:
Hi there Cul!
Sorry if this is a wee bit off topic, but i have recently acquired a set of deus cranks, boy do they look good!
Stupidly of me, i was playing around with them and rounded one of the alloy chainring bolts.
Im interested if you can replace the four main alloy bolts with steel ones?
Not a weight weenie excercise, but id rather not have the bolts round.
Also, the main bolts for the driveside crankarm that attach it to the axle, can you get replacement steel bolts for the 8mm and 10mm bolts?
Can i just go to a nuts and bolts store or do i go directly through race face to get these puppies?
Thanks for any help,
Cheers,
wil
Yeah they sure doo look good, I love my polished Dues Crankset- I know bike freak loves his too. Chanring bots- I recomend you try teh FSA T30 Alloy Torx bolts- they are quiet strong, and the Torx head resists rounding due to more contact area.

Crank Bolts can be bought at any Raceface dealer- we can get them here in Australia quiet easily, so I presume it's the same in the rest of the world- except maybe Europe.
 
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