Cranks for a Rohloff 29er

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Cranks for a Rohloff 29er

Postby tad » 14 May 2011, 5:49pm

Hello, hello!

What cranks do the folks out there in CTC land recommend for a Rohloff equipped 29er? And what sized chainring are we running?

I'm after something as solid and dependable as the hub rather than something exotic, light weight and crack prone.



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Re: Cranks for a Rohloff 29er

Postby gilesjuk » 16 May 2011, 11:05pm

On my hub geared bikes (two of) I run Middleburn cranks. They're tough cookies, trials riders like them and they take a good whack from rocks and other obstances.

On the Rohloff bike I have the Middleburn cranks, an XC spider and the 38 tooth DH chainring.

You can spec up the DH set up here: ... delID=3344

I run one set with a square taper BB and another with ISIS (which is rubbish and wearing out already).

You can also get the new hollowtech style cranks: ... elID=55466

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Re: Cranks for a Rohloff 29er

Postby PH » 22 May 2011, 11:55am

For cranks, whatever you fancy, unless you're really intending to abuse them I doubt you'd notice much difference. I've stuck with square taper for simplicity and availability, plus I already had the tools. Stronglight/Sugino XD2 are simple, cheap and have been around long enough to have a decent reputation, there's also a Rohloff specific version with a single or double chainguard. ... 0s109p2003 ... mpaign=FGL

For chainring I like the Surley stainless steel ones. What's not to like?