e*thirteen TRS Race Crankset

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MSRP : $356.49

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Overall Rating:1
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Submitted by Volcanoclastic

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2015

Strengths:    Light, stiff

Weaknesses:    Badly designed, relies on weak, propriety spacers and parts for installation, expensive

Bottom Line:   
I got this crankset and associated PF30 BB on a complete bike, they have been nothing but trouble. Yes, they are light and stiff, but they developed horrible creaking and significant play within a couple of weeks of use. The cranks are spaced and bearings tensioned using a cheap flimsy threaded plastic spacer that expands when rotated and fails after about 5min exposure to mud, this part needs to immediately be replaced with a couple of proper shims or a wavey spring washer. The crank bolt cracked, and is difficult to replace because e13 use a non standard thread, removal of the cranks requires an old ISIS type extractor tool or another propriety E13 extractor part (which as supposed to come with the cranks but didn't). The BB also requires another propriety tool which no bike shop uses, and E13 bearings have a very bad reputation and are again a non standard size so you cant easily replace them with enduro etc.

Why anyone would buy this cranskset over an equivalent model from raceface or SRAM is a mystery, it's heavier, weaker, less reliable, more difficult to get spare parts and chainrings, it's a pain in the ass to work on and requires tools that nobody uses anymore and it's more expensive. The engineering in this crankset is frankly rubbish.

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