Azonic 454 Crankset

4.64/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $155.00


Product Description

100% 4130 chromoly arms with the same unsurpassed quality that the Azonic brand name is known for. The arms have an incorporated pinch bolt mechanism that will keep these cranks tight in all types of riding conditions. The spindle is made of 4140 chromoly, which is one of the most durable materials in the industry. This crank set is offered for MTB bottom brackets as well as a standard BMX bottom bracket. Lengths: BMX - 165mm, 170mm, 175mm, 180mm 182.5mm or 185mm. MTB - 165mm, 170mm. Spider 94mm or 110mm


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dominic a Weekend Warrior from usa, ca , san mateo

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2006

Strengths:    they are big and beefie and theye ride smooth as hell. there as strong as profile dont go loose all the time and are just plain kick ass

Weaknesses:    it comes with a 5 screw spider 110 millimeter so its hard to find products that fit it. there a pain to rig up with a chain guide.

Bottom Line:   
there an awsome pair of cranks and they are worth every dollar, and penny. they are awsome for dirt jumping and trails. if your low on cash and would rather cut your arm of then buy a crappy pair of truvativs then GO WITH AZONIX!!!

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Favorite Trail:   church hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   no ting

Bike Setup:   jamis dakar 2.0, azonic cranks, avid mech, mr dirt gizmo, shermin flick plus ext.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Dornbach a Weekend Warrior from Saco, ME

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2005

Strengths:    BOMB PROOF AND RIDGED AS HELL!!!!

Weaknesses:    Azonic may make some sweet components but as a company they SUCK!!! The directions on these things are all wrong and Azonic never would return any of my replies asking if they had any corrected versions, it's been months!... If you're not a mechanically minded person and don't want to pay someone to set these up don't buy them, Azonic will not help you. If you have a pair and need help email me and I'll help you if you cant figure it out. As far as the cranks are concerned, Azonic and their directions are the only weaknesses...

Bottom Line:   
I'm so Pissed at Azonic I can't see straight... but if you want a tough a** crank and don't mind paying a shop or figuring out how to install them (they have like 20 different dumb a** spacers that go between everything and you're going to need a press or maybe a rubber malet)they are the the the RonCo of tough cranks..."Set it and forget it."

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Rock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Factory Team 2 Racing

Similar Products Used:   Race Face: LP Turbines, Prodogy, and DH... Race Face by the way has sweet customer service!!!

Bike Setup:   Jamis 3.0 (don't knock it until you've tried it!), Marzocci Shiver, "Azonic 454's, Shorty and Bars", Hayes..etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max a Downhiller from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, ridged, sexy, Bullet proof, Pinch bolts (you dont need a crank puller to remove them),

Weaknesses:    weight, i suppose. But who cares, it's a 50 pound rig already.

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely bomb proof. With a little no how anyone can install these things, they are so basic and simple, instructions aren't necessary. Once you have them set they will last a lifetime. Will never come loose, or gain play of any kind. The only thing I would change is the aluminium spider to steel to prevent it from mashing into the crank and wobbling. No flex, resulting in awesome power transfer. 454 vs. Rocks = winner 454. You can barely scratch the durable (not to mention sexy) crome finish, never mind damaging them.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   race face, truvative,

Bike Setup:   Cheeta Pro Line DH, Boxxer, Atom Lab trail pimp wheel set, azonic...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pat louiseize a Weekend Warrior from moncton NB Canada

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2004

Strengths:    this crankset is amazing its realy stiff and strong and realy nice toi

Weaknesses:    nothing is realy weak about them there realy strong

Bottom Line:   
this crankset realy kicks ass once you got it on but there kind off complicated to get on due to the lack of instrucktion once there on there just dont mess wit em and go ride

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Favorite Trail:   evergreen

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   bikeroom.com

Similar Products Used:   nothing realy

Bike Setup:   2002 devinci hucker 26' dx32 and 24' double wide azonic 454 crankset azonic dh stem ect ect....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john wyman a Downhiller from sebastian

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2003

Strengths:    berly to all linghts, masive bottem braket i top the scales at 165 and the product hasint failed yet.

Weaknesses:    none that i have found

Bottom Line:   
the stifist crank you will ever find. i have riped masive 30's and 35 ft drope's with no twikes bends or craks. i am stoked over this crank it out lasted my merlyn 8in fork wich i blew out the stanction threw the sidewall after a 35ft drop..... I LOVE THIS CRANK.

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Favorite Trail:   the toe

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $84.00

Purchased At:   the bike depo

Similar Products Used:   shimono xtr, shimono xt,true vative

Bike Setup:   azonic dh eleminator frame, bombshell's kamakazy fork, sun duble wide 26 front and 24 rear, gazoldie 3.0 for front and rear, 454 crank, crisking steal set, and the list goes on....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirty Old Niige a Racer from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2003

Strengths:    Stiffy. Clean lines, well machined parts, great assortment of spacers, damn strong, prce to under cut market followers,

Weaknesses:    They have changed from the earlier models to provide the market with a unmatched product for price.

Bottom Line:   
For the person concerned earlier, the set should have arrived to you with 12 mm worth of spacers. The Bearing Issue has been delt with so somewhere on the line you got an older set, or it was swapped. As for the wobble it could be many things...try a slight file to the surface where the bold threads into the crank. Very slight!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   sponsor

Similar Products Used:   Redline, Profile Racing, Fusion, Diamond Back, Haro, GT

Bike Setup:   either BMX 20", 24" or the DH Ride

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Downhiller from Thunder Bay Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, steel, chrome, sexy, strong, 3 piece strongness

Weaknesses:    soft spider, crank wears into it causing a slight wobble, but not a big deal

Bottom Line:   
These are the strongest cranks ever. Buy them if you huck big and are worried about breaking cranks. I will never own another set i'm going to just replace bearings until the day I die.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   nothing this strong

Bike Setup:   rocky mountain rm7 wade simmons, monsters, hayes, doublewides on hugi hubs and gazzaloddis and lots of azonic stuff.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan Lord a Downhiller from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2002

Strengths:    Built just like a Profile crank set.. the BMX style design makes for a tough crank set.

Weaknesses:    bearings supplies with set are low grade cheap bearings. like to see them spend $5 more and put some decent quality bearings for the retail price of the units.

Bottom Line:   
good solid cranks for the serious Freeride or DH rig. Dont like the cheap bearings used but very solid cranks all and all.

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Favorite Trail:   zerodegreec@monarch.net

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Nouvelle Cycle

Similar Products Used:   race face shore

Bike Setup:   Marin Team. Azonic everything. Foes XL

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by b a Downhiller from canadia

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

Strengths:    Strong, cheap, pinch bolts make them easy to work on, look great.

Weaknesses:    Only 1 bearing in non-drive cup, un-machined face on inside of drive crank gouges chainwheel causing wobble (chainguide rub), sh|tty assortment of spacers included with cranks,

Bottom Line:   
For the money you can't go wrong but plan on rigging them to get them right. I added a second bearing to the non-drive cup and turned the center spacer down on a lathe. I then ditched the aluminum end cups that only fit the smaller diameter of the spindle as they make setup difficult and used more spacers. A lot of people install them wrong and preload the bearings, but if you take care to not preload them, they will last a while. After a while the un-machined surface that the chainwheel/spider mounts too will gouge the ring and make it wobble. Nothing a little hammering to the spider/ring won't fix. After all these modifications they were perfect. Bad rating for Azonic not doing it right in the first place.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   the shop I work at

Similar Products Used:   Block 8 (same as azonic but refined), profiles, primo powerbite, traditional alloy/square tapers

Bike Setup:   Cortina 4130 slalom, these cranks with Profile Imperial ring and Truvativ Hussefelt 2 chainguide, Mr. T, Hayes 8" hydros, Easton bar and pedals, a bunch of other stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Flowsta a Downhiller from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

Strengths:    Strong-stiff

Weaknesses:    Just have to be patient when you try & figure out how the BB goes together.

Bottom Line:   
I really noticed a difference when first riding em & still do..3 big berings + stiff steel axle with those stiff cranks is the best...It's so fluid & stiff...I never thought my old aluminum cranks flexed-But they DO;legs produce tons of torque !..It's set up perfect & don't want to muck around trying to get my Truvativ guide to work--I'll just leave it Singlespeed-..Nice polish job too-I really like em!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Similar Products Used:   Marin 6061 cranks--Race Face turbine LP170mm---Kooka 180mm(for my old S-Speed)

Bike Setup:   Azonic DS-1- -01 X-vert DC--Mammoth's---Azonic dble wall Risers1.5"{the best}- -Kona clump stem- -Avid Brakes & speed dial levers- -Thompson layback--Titec Bersr--Sala QR{so nice}--PRIMO platforms{grippy,solid}---Gorilla brake boosters{gota have em}---OURY grips{#1}---

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Downhiller from Binghamton NY

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2002

Strengths:    -Strong as yo mama
-Shiny
-Adjustable Chain line
-don't need crank puller to remove


Weaknesses:    -uhh, heavy?

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line, I will die before these cranks do. It's scary to even think of a situation that would harm these cranks. My only complaint is that the spider bolt was cheesy aluminum and got all stripped out, so I replaced it with a Sears Hardware one that was twice as long, and it hasn't come loose yet. Also, it took like four hours to install, make sure you have enough spacers between the bearings to match your BB shell width, then use the rest to space the chainline. Buy a pair today, and have one less thing to worry about breaking.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill Mtn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   parking lot deal

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX

Bike Setup:   San Andreas DHS, etc etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick from Tempe, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff, strong, and they've got more minerals than you do. These cranks are seriously stiffer than anything I've ever experienced. I use them for urban trials, and the concrete suffers more than they do when the arms hit ledges. You can adjust how hard it is to turn the cranks for no-foot moves and such. Totally tunable chainline. The pinch bolts are much better than a press-fit system for keeping the cranks tight. Price!!

Weaknesses:    Why don't they come with instructions? If you use the thin spacers, be sure to put them between two thicker spacers or up against the discs that cover the BB shell. If they're up against the crank arm, they'll deform and screw with the rotation of the crank. I also had problems with friction between the spacers causing the cups to loosen, freezing up the crank- I managed to fix this by greasing the contact areas. There's also the weight thing, but if you feel like never having to ever worry about your cranks, it's worth it. Despite the pinch bolts, mine occasionally come loose. They're easy enough to re-tighten.

Bottom Line:   
These are really fantastic cranks for the money. Strong, strong, strong, stiff, and shiny. Performance-wise, they are flawless once you've got them set up, but that's the trick. Like the reviewer below said, once you have them working, try not to screw with them too much. Perfect for heavy and/or destructive riders who are sick of cranks loosening and bending, and don't mind an extra pound or so.
-1 chili overall for the lack of directions and difficult setup, and lack of tech support on the Azonic website.

By the way, these are the exact same crank as the Kona Bulge, so get whichever one is cheapest.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Raceface Turbines, old TNT tubular titaniums, LX hollowtechs, have tested Truvativ Hussefelts and Raceface Northshores

Bike Setup:   Planet X Zebdi, urban trials style

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ChRiS a Downhiller from MA

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Azonic is one of our sponsors for team speeDH, so i got em at a might good price :) Really nice look, no flex and hold up great. Like trent up there said, at first there pretty hard to set up right, if you dont space it right the big spacer disc's rub on the BB part. Once set up right they work great with no problems. Five chilies for Azonic!
Also wanna say hey to "West Coast Chris" an employee friend of mine there

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trent Mitchell a Racer from Tempe, AZ.

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2001

Strengths:    Thats all there is....Strength!

Weaknesses:    Ease of setup. Unless you've installed these a few times, they are really confusing. It would have been better if they would have just made the axle one constant diameter instead of tapering to a bigger diameter after the splines.

Bottom Line:   
Once you get these things set up don't mess with them. They are absolutely bomb proof. I have jammed these things in to rocks with hardly even so much as a scratch. I have even jacked them into a rock that was right at bottom bracket height that stopped the bike (i kept going) and they are still perfectly straight. These are a one time purchase deal. you'll never need anything else. They are heavy though. These are not for cross country bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Boulder City, Nevada

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Direct from AZONIC

Similar Products Used:   Profile and Solid

Bike Setup:   DH race bike

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