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DMR Chieftain Crankset

4.85/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


Product Description


· Full 3pc Cro-Mo crankset - includes crank arms & bottom bracket
· Ø20mm heat treated Cro-Mo splined axle
· Chrome plated tubular cro-Mo tapered crank arms
· Alloy Shimano pattern cups
· Four double sealed cartridge bearings - 2 on each side
· BMX version also available


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oli a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2006

Strengths:    Very very strong, solid construction, and have amazing chromes look. Quite heavy but made up for bu strength.

Weaknesses:    Can be fiddly and take time to mount and crank arms very tight on splines of bottom bracket. Didnt come with instructions. Quite heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Buy them, You will not find a better quality set of cranks anywhere. Cheap compared to receface etc. Dont buy for XC.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None moved up in world from battered Truvativs

Bike Setup:   Dmr sidekick MK2, Marzocchi DJ3, Halo combat 24" rims, Dmr Speed guide, Azonic shorty stem and bars, ODI lock on grips, Hope mono mini front, avid BB7 mechanical rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2005

Strengths:    Strength & looks. They're also very wide for no footers etc.

Weaknesses:    Weight? Although weight doesn't matter to me, just strength.

Bottom Line:   
This cranksets amazing for DH, I've done a few hard landings that I'm pretty sure would completely destroy normal MTB cranksets. The included bottom bracket's also well sealed and feels a solid build.
I wouldn't recommend these to XC or trial riders as they're quite heavy but anyone who rides hard must buy!

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Favorite Trail:   Cannock DH course

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   RPM comet

Bike Setup:   Raleigh foxbat dirt jump frame, Z1 Wedeges, Dmr Cheiftains (mkII) deore groupset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JJ from England, UK

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2005

Strengths:    everything, the whole lot is strong, easy to set up (if you know what your doing)

Weaknesses:    aint found any yet, and i've been hammering them doing street-trials + sk8park riding for few years now

Bottom Line:   
the dogs bits =)

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   FSA x-drive (crap)

Bike Setup:   Curtis T1 Comp - Chris king - Hope - Azonic - Atomlabs - Shimano - Raceface - BETD - Magura

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gary Graham a Downhiller from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Enlgand

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2005

Strengths:    Very Strong looks good performs well

Weaknesses:    Hard To setup (especially BMX size bottom bracket one) and bearings wear easy

Bottom Line:   
This is a good product for bmx bottom bracet but not mtb i would rather got for the DMR Crisis as u get the look of 3 peice but the ease of fitting on a MTB

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   GT 3peice

Bike Setup:   ON-ONE Gimp 521 on Bulb Mono Mini's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ClassiK a Racer from Melbourne, Victoria, Aus

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2005

Strengths:    grate, stong, no flex all around kick ass

Weaknesses:    NOTHINGGGGGGG

Bottom Line:   
there gai

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   vicmtb

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   dmr trailstar LT, pike team, halo SAS 48 spoke rims laced with maxxis hollyrollers(24") H.O.T!!!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joseph a Downhiller from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, look good, adjustable chain line etc

Weaknesses:    much harder to set up than normal mountain bike cranks but then you get way more adjustment, dont come in the 100mm bb width option.

Bottom Line:   
These are really wicked cranks, dont flex at all and i tend to bend cranks but these things hold up incredibly. If you are worried about weight, they arent that heavy and they are really strong so why should you care ?
I'd recomend these to and downhiller, dirt jumping or any worth while type or riding.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul harris from tauranga new zealand

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003

Strengths:    strong, durable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
fault less cranks for dh or trials, anything hardcore

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   smimano, truvative

Bike Setup:   dmr trailstar, kona project 2, trials set up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from Perth, WA, Oz

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2002

Strengths:    stiff, bb included, tough.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Very strong so far. Haven't ridden much but anticipate that they are in it for the long run. Thank god i won't strip any more cranks at the pedal.

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Favorite Trail:   dwellingup

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   bicycle entrepreneur

Similar Products Used:   hussefelts (major crap), some shimano,

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky 02, chieftains, hayes mechs, intense tires, oury grips, antix pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke Blaber a Downhiller from Exmouth

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Strengths:    Amazingly stiff and solid the bearings are super smooth and the seals are brilliant. The axel will never bend and if kept tight the arms will not budge. The self extracting crank bolts are really cool and you don't need a crank extractor! You also get the Kudos of DMR

Weaknesses:    Prone to rust, little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Amazingly stiff and fairly light, smooth bearings and ease of maintenence has to be a good thing. Buy these cranks.

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Favorite Trail:   Decoy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   singletrack

Similar Products Used:   Deore, fsa power pro, stx, lx, ddg 3 piece and shimano acera cranks (nothing comes close)

Bike Setup:   Burner dirt-biker, psylo xc, dmr, azonic, mavic, tioga, intense etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wayne a Downhiller from nottingham, uk

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, shiney. What more do you want

Weaknesses:    Poor bearings in MTB b/b for fat blokes, Tad heavy but who cares?!?

Bottom Line:   
If u need a set of strong cranks buy these, cause they are the best I have rode and I work with bikes every day.

P.S my brother uses them on his DK and he rides street.

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Favorite Trail:   sssshhhh. It's a secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   freewheel, nottingham

Similar Products Used:   DMRS mk1's, shimano, FSA, trutive and Middleburn

Bike Setup:   Revell 26 hardtail with Bombers, Hopes, loads of DMR bits, Azonic bars, Goldtech Stem.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike hardy a Weekend Warrior from ryhl, wales, UK

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2002

Strengths:    strong and stiff

Weaknesses:    Can't get them in black anymore,

Bottom Line:   
really good power transfer through the SPuD's. had few problem's when fitting due the extra seals squashing when the cranks are tightened onto the axle, i know you supposed to just tighten them enough to keep the axle spinning but it doesn't inspire much confidence so wipped the seals out and tightened up fully and no problems since. just have to keep an eye on the bearings.give a nice stiff feel to the bike.

don't know if i'll keep them though i fancy some raceface northshore's mainly cause i'm using the 222 form trail work as well now

all in great crank's cheaper than most quaity 3 piece's outthere

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   tangible dream cycles

Similar Products Used:   planet-X(mate's bike), raceface ISIS turbine (other bike), LX hollow (gone now)

Bike Setup:   Orange 222 champange frame, 01 shiver, hope bulbs on 321's, enduro 4's, tioga cube with chubby bars. DMR chieftain mkII cranks, Blackspire chain device, XT/XTR shifter cassette/mech, Sram Pc-99 chain, titec seatpost and saddle, varous pedals, various tyre's. weight 45LB with my most heavy tyres and tubes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris brain a Weekend Warrior from austrlia

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2001

Strengths:    no flex at all even with flant landing and just such a perfect crank size for quick speed

Weaknesses:    none what so eva (yet)

Bottom Line:   
kick ass cranks

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Favorite Trail:   going big (dirt jumping)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   bicycle work shop

Similar Products Used:   shimano (gay i know)

Bike Setup:   raceline rhino trials bike with jr t's snafu pedals primo head set and snafu stem with mavic rim front and back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2001

Strengths:    Strong, look sweet, no flex, shiney, quality bearings and seals

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
£130 may seem like a lot to spend on cranks, but if you knacker cranks then it is nothing compared to what you could spend on replacing crappy shimano units (apart from XTR). These cranks are the best, all jumpers and trialsy people should buy these without even thinking twice, these cranks really do rule. Also they look really nice in the shiney silver, they add some nice sparkle to your bike!

P.S if you have trouble setting them up, give DMR a ring and they will give you as much help over the phone as you possibly would need. Cheers guys

as someone below said, buy the trailstar too, it rules!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction £130 + spider

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore - (rounded off taper) Shimano lX -(Rounded splines in left crank arm, practically strpped pedal thread in left crank, bent both arms)

Bike Setup:   DMR Trailstar, Bombers, Cheiftans, V8's, MRP slalom, D521, DX, lX and roadie mech.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Melb, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2001

Strengths:    Absolutely no flex. Great for trials. Cheap. Smooth bearing set up.

Weaknesses:    Heavy but who really cares when you're after strength !!! Not compatible with all chain devices.

Bottom Line:   
If you want stong cranks, think about getting these. After all, they come with a bottom bracket. Trials geeks and serious jumpers can feel confident in these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Similar Products Used:   Profile, Flite.

Bike Setup:   KHS4000 Frame, DMR Sidekicks, DX rear brake, Hayes front brake, DT Onyx hubs & spokes, Mav D521 rims,Easton Cully pedals. Pazzaz bar and stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from Lampeter

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    The strongest cranks I have ever used apart from the azonics, but they are not worth the extra cash

Weaknesses:    Welsh weather knackers the bearings, I have to clean them every month in the winter or they rust and seize. To be fair the new mk2 cranks look better sealed. If I get rich I might buy them.

Bottom Line:   
The new model might be better for wet weather, but my cranks have given me a lot to do in the winter months.
If you live somewhere stupidly wet, be ready to strip them down and grease them after any long ride.
Strength - top marks.
Reliability - a few doubts.
Definately buy them if you live in a hot country and jump alot.

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Favorite Trail:   anyplace

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Chain reaction

Similar Products Used:   Shimano (mmm nice and flexy)

Bike Setup:   Scott octane, jnr ts, hope o4s, 24 inch wheels.

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