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Hello All,
This is a crazy one, its all about looks.. yes I know performance is important but I need to make sure that all these parts look good together as well.

I am in the process of building a dark blue Moment with a black 2007 Fox 36. I am thinking of

Avid Juicy Carbons / GM Oro Formulas
Easton bar and stem Chris King Headset
Stan’s rims or Sun SOS or Single track on black Chris King hubs

But I am not sure what crankset will look good with the black kit. XT are fantastic value for money, and good weight, but will it go… that is the question I would like external bearings no ISIS thank you..

Give us your thoughts,

Thanks
 

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Nothing screams "old hag with rollers in her hair; housecoat and house shoes" like Shimano. You want sex appeal, go FSA or Race Face. Truvativ is utilitarian, but not sexy. Carbon is sexy. Bash guards and chainguides are "manly"! eThirteen is sexy...

Think outside the box!:thumbsup:
 

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My XT's are about ready for a coffin after 4 good long hard years of riding. I am not sure if I will just get a new BB or a new drive train.

I don't want to be categorized with people that still put rollers in their hair :D So I might pony up for something new.
 

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also make sure...

you wear thongs on your rides... it is important for sex appeal...

alfred.bailey said:
Hello All,
This is a crazy one, its all about looks.. yes I know performance is important but I need to make sure that all these parts look good together as well.

I am in the process of building a dark blue Moment with a black 2007 Fox 36. I am thinking of

Avid Juicy Carbons / GM Oro Formulas
Easton bar and stem Chris King Headset
Stan's rims or Sun SOS or Single track on black Chris King hubs

But I am not sure what crankset will look good with the black kit. XT are fantastic value for money, and good weight, but will it go… that is the question I would like external bearings no ISIS thank you..

Give us your thoughts,

Thanks
 

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No to carbon on a Moment keep it real dude classy is also about the right components for the right bike.

Get some race face Deus or Atlas for yr Moment, Brakes OK no probs there Puro Oros are sweet.

Same with bars seatposts if yr gonna go big or hard go Alloy Diety / Race Face to name a couple of my favs nice bends sweet class and bullet proof get a Gravity Dropper for seapost.

Bling out on wheels, build em up Hadley 72pt/ 72 ptKings or look at some I9s 120 pt engament, Im a fan of having my wheels handbuilt it costs more but yr wheel will be second to none if built by some one who knows what theyre doing and will make one of the biggest differences to ride.

Class is suttle so is sex appeal not always in yr face, thats when yo show real class imo you know you have it and don't need to show it off its a self confidence, people respect that more when they see yr bike also..

Just my 2c enjoy the Moment is an awesome weapon.

Also whack a Z1 on there for ultimate sex appeal and ride quality.
 

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I wouldn't put a FSA mega exo on a moment as they are rated for xc and urban . These cranks require regular weekly maintenance to ensure they work well. They pay off is they are very light on a moment not an issue. If you like the FSA go the next one down because its far more durable. I agree with trailevent the race face gets my vote.
My fsa mega exo crank is completely shot after only 3 months of trail riding and a few cross country endurance events, which is really ordinary even if it's my fault. I would expect a bit more from the top of the range crank.
 

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I have the FSA carbon Mega Exo cranks on my Moment, and they are very sexy. However, I've had my fair share of problems. The first non-drive side crank would constantly come loose. FSA knew about this and fixed it in the most recent generation. They sent me a replacement crank, no problem. To sweeten the deal, they also sent me a new set of bearings/cups since I killed mine in the process of trying to make my cranks work properly.

However, the original crank bolt stripped out in the spindel and I had to clean the threads out before I could get the new crank arm on. Got er done, but apparently something didn't happen correctly because the new bolt is now stripped. I also cannot convince the non-drive side to come off now. The self-extracting bolt spins out instead of the crank pulling off. I've put some loc-tite in there, but it broke free. I'm sure I can get it off, but I'm afraid since the bolt is messed up and Quality is out of stock. So for now they hold until I can get a new bolt.

But hey, they look great! :thumbsup:

P.S. - Carbon can handle all mountain stuff just fine. Truvativ carbon cranks are even listed as all mountain.
 
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