Good Deal X0 Chainset??

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trancetek
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Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby trancetek » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:35 pm

Hi Everyboday!

Is that good price for x0 Chainset?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=55193

Pnev
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby Pnev » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:45 pm

Not to shabby, crank arms are a bit short though

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Greer_
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby Greer_ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:48 pm

Pnev wrote:Not to shabby, crank arms are a bit short though


How?! 5mm won't make a difference to most people!

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jfry94
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby jfry94 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 21:34 pm

dam this month's upgrade is some new forks, and there in the right colour.
2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
2007 Carrera Kraken

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jfry94
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby jfry94 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 21:39 pm

incase anyone wants them in 175mm or gold winstanleys have them for £190 http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... Without_BB
2014 Giant Trance 27.5 1
2013 Cannondale Jekyll 3
2007 Carrera Kraken

Pnev
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby Pnev » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:38 am

Greer_ wrote:
Pnev wrote:Not to shabby, crank arms are a bit short though


How?! 5mm won't make a difference to most people!


Hense the reason I put "a bit short"

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njee20
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby njee20 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:26 am

Why not have one of each, if it doesn't make a difference?

That is quite a good price, but the rings are soft, the BBs not brilliant, they scuff if you look at them and they're barely lighter than the far cheaper XT...

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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:06 pm

I wouldn't buy X0 cranks. I have two sets of cranks with GXP bottom brackets and they are rubbish. Replacement BB's are expensive as well and heavier than Shimano. I have also seen a set of X0 carbon cranks snap, made a nasty mess of the rider's leg.
Shimano cranks are far better.

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bennett_346
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Re: Good Deal X0 Chainset??

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 17:07 pm

Agreed, i hated my sram crankset and i now have an SLX one and not only do the rings not bend when you shift but they're so much stiffer and the BB is far better sealed.

I'd never use sram chainsets again.


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