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Anyone here used sugino cranks at all? I just bought one to swap out on my new touring rig and just wondered if anyone else were using them. Brad
 

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I've had a variety of Sugino cranks, often rebadged as something else (Ritchey among other brands) and they do the job. There's definitely no "bling" to them, but they hold up as well as anything else and are more than adequately stiff. I recently put a set of their Swiss Cross "compact" cranks (48/34 rings) on a 'crosser, and I love 'em.
 

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Anyone here used sugino cranks at all? I just bought one to swap out on my new touring rig and just wondered if anyone else were using them. Brad
I'm using their XD triple (48-36-26) on my Kogswell. Prolly not for weight weenies, but they work well for me. I have them on my son's bike also, since they were relatively easy to find in 165mm.
 

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i picked up the xd 600 48-36-26 for my touring bike just wanted to see the overall opinion. i do not understand the bike makers who put a 50-42-30 on a touring bike? cannondale is about the only major label that gets it right. major label - ie i can afford to purchase without my wife going ape$hite.
 

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My 24 year old commuter still has the original Sugino Idol cranks on it, and they're as good as new... I don't know about their current stuff, but yeah, take this for what it's worth...
 

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the Sugino 75 track crank is excellent.....

very high quality, and mine (bought 2 yrs. ago) is almost perfectly true and round which gives consistent chain tension on on fixed gear.....will definitely take a good look at their other cranks next time I need one for another bike
 

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I've had several of them, including one that's currently on my commuter. Good stuff. No problems.
 

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another vote for sugino 75s. I've been really happy with mine.

be aware that the standard sugino bottom bracket isn't sealed though. it hasn't been an issue for me, and i've ridden in all kinds of weather, but the BB might require a "tinge" more maintenance.

but i have been eyeing a nice phil ti/mag bottom bracket...
 

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brad nicholson said:
Anyone here used sugino cranks at all? I just bought one to swap out on my new touring rig and just wondered if anyone else were using them. Brad
Just bought a Bianchi Volpe with the XD500T on it. Super buff so far. When I stand and mash, the bike and cranks do not gripe at all. Had heard good things prior to buying the bike, so I did not scoff at the cranks when I viewed the spec sheet. Cheap and strong....perfect!
 
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