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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 3:29 pm 
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What acronyms do I have to look out for compatability of a lightweight BB and my XT crankset?

Also any suggestions? (I'm happy to pay upto £100 UK)

I ride XC and weight 175lbs (12.5 stone - I assume there are 16 lbs in a stone). My conversions are poor.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:18 pm 
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14lbs in a stone but it still equals 12.5.

So how did you get 175 divided by 16 to equal 12.5?? :roll:

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If it's the octalink-version you got a problem... I've never seen another octalink bb besides Shimano and some special versions for Klein/Storck bikes without BSA.

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Octalink yes.

Its an '03 XT crankset


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Sounds like Shimano have it stitched up - MONOPOLY!!!

If I were to switch for a whole new set of both cranks and rings and BB - What would you suggest?


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I would go for a light ISIS bb and cranks, e.g. FSA Carbon Pro, FRM CU, Storck Carbon or Extralite E-Bones cranks with an heylight or FRM ISIS bb OR the new Tune Big Foot with Tune Sixpack bb.

If this is all too expensive: FSA Afterburner ISIS cranks with some light crank bolts (they come with self extracting steel bolts, 40g/pair, Extralite crank bolts or similar ones are 15g/pair) ist stiffer than Shimano XT and more or less the same prize and weight (620g w/out bolts), but you can save over 100g at the bb.

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why not try searching in the marketplace? :P

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Stick with the XT Octalink, they are proving to outlast the ISIS BBs.

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Tippster wrote:
Sounds like Shimano have it stitched up - MONOPOLY!!!

If I were to switch for a whole new set of both cranks and rings and BB - What would you suggest?


Haha. dont give them the dice or you will end up paying tax :lol:

Octalink? what the heck? heavy BB and not quite smooth . I just hate them. Feel like drilling them into pieces.

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