Bontrager Big Earl Crankset

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 880 grams MSRP : $110.00

Product Description

  • Absolute durability
  • Beefy arms cold forged
  • Hardened steel pedal
  • Hardened steel pedal

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor a Downhiller from Fresno, CA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    strong as hell
bash guard
strong as hell
gearing isnt bad
did i say strong as hell?

Weaknesses:    uhmm
the bash guard gets scrached easily?
i mean c'mon pussies its a mountain bike. get teh hell over it

Bottom Line:   
get it
ive done 10 foot drops
nothin happened except a great landing
its amazing strong as hell
go get yourself one

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Favorite Trail:   007 or tollhouse

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Tri-Sport

Similar Products Used:   none
everything else broke

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock 06 frame. nothin stock left.
marzocchi DJ 3 fork
sram x-9
big earl with truvativ BB
bombshell crushers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Jackett a Weekend Warrior from moncton, new brunswick, canada

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    Tough, thick, durable crank arms. Aluminum bash ring that's a sweet gold color and is very strong.

Weaknesses:    none so far, other than the left bolt comes loose every once in a while. I think it's the fault of the bottom bracket, not the crank.

Bottom Line:   
Best bang for the buck. It comes in at $40 USD cheaper than the hussefelts, and it's a far better crank. I own both of them and would take the big earl over the hussefelt any day.

Definately a good upgrade for any freerider.

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Favorite Trail:   connaught

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   Mike's bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Hussefelts

Bike Setup:   Trek Jack 2 with bunch of goodies

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by phil tubbs a Downhiller from new york

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Strengths:    Very durable compared to Earl crankset. Very strong bashguard. and also durable crank arms.

Weaknesses:    Nothing yet

Bottom Line:   
It's a good buy

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Favorite Trail:   Where ever I ride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Berts Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Earl crankset

Bike Setup:   06 Fisher Bitter

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Erik Lavergren a Weekend Warrior from b.c. canada

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

Strengths:    crank arms r beefy, bashguard is strong. made out of aluminum.

Weaknesses:    crankarms come loose all the time. tha more i jump the looser it gets and the more i pedal.

Bottom Line:   
the crank is very good i wood recomend it to any 1 who is a freerider or a downhiller. the price i paid for it is a little to much. bashguard is strong wont break. arms r beefy. my only complaint is when it comes loose get allon kes and get the metric kind and tighten it up as it goes. and if it comes loose again get lock-tight. overall its a great crank. botrager does it again

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Favorite Trail:   hells highway

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $216.00

Purchased At:   suncoast cycles

Similar Products Used:   shimano 42/32/22 crank it sucked balls

Bike Setup:   06 fisher mullet

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by toby mackenzie-green a Weekend Warrior from stirling, scotland

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2006

Strengths:    looks, overall strength

Weaknesses:    reliability

Bottom Line:   
can't complain as part of the stock set up but i wouldn't buy one thats for sure! the non drive side arm has loosened four or five times now and thats after the shop re tightened it with so much torque its not real!

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Favorite Trail:   cambusbarron

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   truvativ husselfelt

Bike Setup:   gary fisher GED pretty much stock bar a fsa headset and dmr chain guide.

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