- which single narrow wide crankset/crank arms
Hi all, currently building my transition covert and I’m set on everything except which crankset to get. I thought about going full xo1, but its just too dear and too Much of a jump from xtr/xo for me.
So I want a narrow wide ring definitely, if buying separate, most likely the raceface as they get good reviews, thought about going for the raceface evolve or turbine, which come with bb and narrow wide ring, at £166 & £214, but can’t help thinking it will look out of place on a £3k build, with Xtr etc. Thought about going xtr and fitting a raceface narrow wide, but just works hour too much money, plus not a massive fan of the polished/silver crankarms. Looked at the e thirteen trs race cranks, again too Mitch money if I’m having to spend an extra 50 and 30 for narrow wide.and bb.
So any suggestions, needs regular 73mm bottom bracket, price, around 250 for everything, arms, bb and chainring, I am a little flexible but nothing over £300.
Cheers.Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
The difference even between SLX & XTR is all of about 60g.
I’m currently slumming it with some SLX after hitting a tree stump hard and bending an XTR arm. To be honest, I can’t really tell any difference, other than the SLX cost me a whole £32 second hand.
I wonder if they will win the battle over my desire for something a hit more blingy.
Shimano’s pinch bolt system really is very simple compared to anything else on the market.Posted 4 years agoGEDAMember
I got SLX from Merlin for £69. Was thinking about a ZEE one for the steel inserts but I can reuse the chain rings on the SLX ones on another bike so it only cost £45 in my world.
Not really sure what the question is though. I run a thick thin chain ring on an old Hone crankset and can’t tell the difference between the one running XT except I just ripped the pedal threads out of the XT one. Hence getting the SLX one.Posted 4 years ago
Your all right, I probably won’t feel a difference at all, I just think specing a bike out with carbon bars, xtr, pikes etc that wacking an slx crank on is wrong. Hence why I looked into xtr cranks converted to single.
Steve, nothing wrong with xo cranks, exept i dont like sram drivetrains, i was only considering xo1 because what it was, xo1, and Shimano don’t have an 11 speed to rival it.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Your all right, I probably won’t feel a difference at all, I just think specing a bike out with carbon bars, xtr, pikes etc that wacking an slx crank on is wrong.
My Spitfire has a strangely cobbled together look because I tried to be as pragmatic as possible about the components – so I have Haven carbon bars, PIkes, CCDBair, Hope brakes, Saint shifter and Renthal stem but SLX cranks, Zee mech and a Gravity Dropper. It must look very confusing to MTB fashionistas!Posted 4 years agocampfreddieMember
i’ve done this exact same thing three times over the past month or so on my Yeti SB66, Salsa Mamasita and Titus FTMc builds.
each time i have bought a brand new Shimano XT M780 triple chainset from Ribble for just under £100 delivered. I have then immediately sold the chainrings via here for £35 and with the Salsa (which was PF30) the BB too.
i then buy either a RF narrow/wide or as is now my preference, the rather excellent Blackspire thick/thin (from CRC for just under £40) and i’m sorted.
£100 less £35 plus £40 is £105 all in.
(i also bought some crankskins from the US which arrived within less than a week and were enough to do three cranksets – although quite badly as i was rushing to get out riding!)
andPosted 4 years agojuliansMember
I’m planning to do this using a shimano SLX double crank.
I’m not that bothered that I happen to be using SLX cranks on an otherwise fairly blingy bike (mojo hd, ccdbair, marz 55 rc3 ti, haven carbon bars, carbon rims etc).
The weight saving is tiny using XTR/XT/XO etc compared to SLX, and I reckon that XLS actually looks pretty decent, it certainly wears really well, the crank armss dont look worn after a few rides like some with black arms can do.Posted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
It does make for interesting decisions
Deore crankset with NW £83 and weighs 810g
SLX crankset with NW £113 and weighs 760g
XO1 GXP with works spider ring and hope bb is £283 and weighs 650g though you could go with crappy GXP BB and save £50
If you use X01 GXP with spider and normal NW ring it is about 710g
If I was running a GXP crankset I would definitely use a spiderless ring it saves about 55g…Posted 4 years ago
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