Blackspire Badger FR Crankset

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $225.00


Product Description

We've beefed up our new crank!! Forged and CnC'd from the finest 7075 T-6 alloy. North Shore tortured for your piece of mind.

Considered to be the Darth Vader of cranks. "Use the Force, Luke"

Available only in Shimano Spline interface.

Colours : black | silver

bolt circle 94 104

length 165 170 175


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zedaspedras a Weekend Warrior from Portugal

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2009

Strengths:    very stiff and light

Weaknesses:    the cranks themselves none but the shimano bottom brackets bend.

Bottom Line:   
make an isis or external bb version and thei'll be perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   diabolus, holzfeller


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Waspinator a Weekend Warrior from Virginia

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very stiff. VERY stiff. Nice, simple, no-nonsense design. They look nice too.

Weaknesses:    None. Different versions that were compatible with other axle types might have been nice, but I've had nothing but good experience with Shimano Octalink bottom brackets.

Bottom Line:   
There's really not a heck of a lot to say about these cranks other than that they are an outstanding product. I am a heavy rider (about 225lbs), and I've definitely done some things to put a hurtin' on these cranks. They haven't failed. No loosening, no creaking, no problems whatsoever. And, they are stiff as can be. I really cannot see myself ever purchasing another brand or model.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $185.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XTR, Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Mountain Cycle Rumble (hard-tail). Also use Blackspire Badger cranks on a Mountain Cycle San Andreas (dual suspension)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Forbes a Racer from Seattle Washington

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2002

Strengths:    Verrry Strong. Shimano Octalink.Great finish.

Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
These are a great buy. They are very strong,and as long as you keep the bolts tight until the splines seat. They will probably be the last cranks you will ever have to buy.

I would buy them again, and probably will retrofit at least
one of my other bikes with the same crank, but I think
the DH model which is pretty sweet as well.

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Favorite Trail:   Phantom

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Race Face

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky

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Blackspire Badger FR Cranks

I'm after some new crank arms and since I have 3 XT BB's sitting about want some Octalink ones. Anyone have any experience with the Blackspire Badger FR Cranks. How do they feel. And also (less of an issue but I would like to know) how much do they weigh?Read More »

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