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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:01 pm 
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People keep mentioning the MB RS8 duo for price/weight but anyone any better ideas ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Cannondale Hollowgram SL
THM Clavicula
FRM CU2M
and more. But best lightweight have to be Cannondale Hollowgram as you can use it with different spiders and chainrings as you like.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:22 pm 
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There's nothing wrong with Shimano XTR either.

Other options -
Lightning.
Hollowgrams.
XX.
Rotor.
Race Face.
XT.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:37 am 
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are we talking 2 or 3 chain ring?

XTR is good and light but a wee bit lighter (according to manufacturer - I have not wieghed them) is Truvativ Noir.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:06 pm 
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limba wrote:
There's nothing wrong with Shimano XTR either.

Other options -
Lightning.
Hollowgrams.
XX.
Rotor.
Race Face.
XT.


all good, i'd go hollowgram 1st, RF 2nd and Rotor rd
had all of them :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:23 pm 
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Shimano XTR or Race Face deus if you want the performance at the cheapest price...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:02 am 
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Wha about e13? Have heard only GREAT things about them so far, 850 g for cranks, rings, BB30 and all. And suppusedly super stiff!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:18 pm 
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gitsome wrote:
Wha about e13? Have heard only GREAT things about them so far, 850 g for cranks, rings, BB30 and all. And suppusedly super stiff!


850g isn't light, that's the problem ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:04 am 
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yeah, true, its not super light at all, but for mtb (at least in east coast usa) strength and stiffness over ultra light is the way to go, ultra light doesn't last a year out here

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:20 am 
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Where in NY do you live?
I move back from Westchester late last year and raced in the H2H series on both a 9kg alloy Cannondale 26er and my 8kg Cannondale Flash 29er.
XTR & Cannondale Hollowgram cranks run.
Spent many, many hours at Blue Mountain, Sprain Ridge and Graham Hills in all seasons.
No reliability issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:24 am 
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awesome, yeah I run XTR and ride all those places, Blue Mtn is my favorite, Ringwood, Stewarts too. I am just saying anything on the ulra light spectrum seems either not stiff enough or dicey to me on big rocks, drops, etc., XTR is fine, but cost of new rings is almost the same as a brand new e13 crankset which has bigger interface (BB30), 30mm axle, etc and I wouldn't trust a too-light alternative as my experience w ultrlight parts on the road has been spotty. MTB I choose to play it safer just a bit.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Lightning not worth the money.
Light indeed, but quality simply is not there.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:38 pm 
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i love my extralite but some people say its flexy but for me at 135lbs its fine. using it as a 1x currently.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:17 pm 
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Am running a Middleburn Uno setup and have never had any problems with them.May not be the lightest set of cranks but they're strong and pass the test of time.


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I would go with xx which is plenty stiff and light enough for my 8.3kg bike .


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