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FSA Moto X Crankset Crankset

1.57/5 (14 Reviews)

Product Description


  • Forged AL6061/T6 crankarms
  • Monocoque design
  • 24mm integrated CrMo spindle
  • Alloy external bearing cups
  • Oversized cartridge bearings
  • 9 speed
  • Chainrings: 22/32/44t
  • Lengths: 170, 175mm
  • Q-Factor: 169mm
  • BCD: 104/64mm
  • Chainline: 50mm
  • Black anodized
  • Weight: 1003g – with BB

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    Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stephen

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2013

    Strengths:    Looks great....stiff and strong

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These reviews are so funny....bent and twisted riding in my driveway...lol....bent when I crashed, and no warranty.... ummmm, usually that's how it works..I have FSA Comets on my 2013 Cannondale Scalpel and they are great....I ride serious technical trails in NEPA and since being a 29 er, ground clearance is low....pedals, crank arms and sprockets nail rocks really hard...ends are all nicked up, but wouldn't you know they are straight as an arrow...I cannot believe how strong the sprockets are....
    Negative reviews like these outlandish ones are usually by bad mechanics and angry people.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by premopies

    Date Reviewed: March 31, 2013

    Strengths:    None - poorly designed

    Weaknesses:    Left arm crank comes loose due to weak and poorly designed pre load bolt

    Bottom Line:   
    Basically there has been problems with the Gravity Moto - X and the FSA Comet single speed MTB cranks now for quite some time, both those cranks mentioned are often fitted to complete bikes to save money. I work in a bike shop and even after applying some loctite to the pre load bolt they work themselves loose. Once that happens your best option is to throw these pieces of crap in the rubbish bin. FSA will only tell you to apply some more loctite which is worthless once the pre load bolt has loosened. I personally put my FSA comet crank set in the rubbish bin after 2 months and up graded to a Shimano Zee crank set which has a very reliable system that does not come loose. I must point out I used to race many years ago but these days do not, but even commuting my customers have had problems with the Moto X crank set. Do not buy a bike with an FSA single speed crank set and if you do, get rid of it quick and replace it with a higher grade from another brand.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by mullen119 a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2012

    Strengths:    Looks good, works good.

    Weaknesses:    None that I have found.

    Bottom Line:   
    I almost feel obligated to write a review because of all the bad reviews. I have had this crankset for two full seasons(on two different bikes) and had no problems with it. I have gone DH riding on multiple occasions and put them through a lot of abuse with no issues at all. Im not sure if people have not installed them correctly or what, but I have had zero problems.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by roadrashisfun a Weekend Warrior from Yucaipa, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 24, 2011

    Strengths:    Um.....All aluminum so you can get like 50c for recycling

    Weaknesses:    Absolute garbage you'd have to pay me to get another pair of these. I am a dirt jumper and the bent on the first jump I took them off of, I wasnt gonna make it so rather than case the jump i simply landed on top of it and the drive arm was facing at a downward angle nicked the top of the landing and bent. Extremely dissapointed in FSA cranks.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you plan on doing anything with these cranks other than using them for a paper weight throw them away!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Sheep Hills

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Bike Setup:   GT La Bomba

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Stoica Adrian a Downhiller from Moreni,Dambovita,Romania

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2011

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    those pice of crap is just now worth the money....buy a hussefelt..or if you have more money a holzefeller n' try to bent those ones:)):D:D

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   on the rocks(at playbike Brasov:D)

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   bike23august@yahoo.c

    Bike Setup:   got them on a trade with a phone:))

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Hun a Weekend Warrior from Goldsboro NC

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2011

    Strengths:    Looks good. OE on the 08 Jamis XAM 2.0. Great customer service from Jenson USA.

    Weaknesses:    I bought this bike for when I get stationed in Korea in a few months. I assembled the bike, tuned the suspension and rode around my driveway. After a few more tweaks jumped back onthe bike and I felt a slight bend on drive side!!! I'm glad I found the problem here, rather than Korea. I called Jenson USA and they told me to keep my OE cranks and shipped me Race Face Atlas AM!!! Who does that!!! I am still shocked. I think they found a customer for life.

    Bottom Line:   
    Cranks are horrible. I have benn known to destroy some cranks (6'3" 240lbs), but this is not even funny! I bent them testing the suspension in the drive way! The bike never left the ground. Thanks the Jenson USA for their great customer service!!! Cant wait to try out the RF Atlas AM.

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    Favorite Trail:   all

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Jenson USA

    Similar Products Used:   RF Evolve, Shimano XT, FSA Gravity Step up, also went extreme and put GT BMX cromo 3pc on my Santa Cruz Chameleon

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon (custom all mountain)
    Jamis XAM 2.0

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Chyna a Downhiller from Israel

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2009

    Strengths:    none really

    Weaknesses:    this is a joke , this crank will bend by the tiniest gravel...
    I would not put it on a girl's beach cruiser bike

    Bottom Line:   
    Shame on Kona for putting this chip crap on their bikes no mater how much they are trying to save , this crank is simply unacceptable!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Manara's cliff

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   came with Kona coila

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by willielb a Weekend Warrior from Stamford

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2009

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    will brake as quickly

    Bottom Line:   
    Even if it comes with the bike and you will be doing some freeride, replace immediately.

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    Favorite Trail:   Trumbull

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   rscycles.com

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano SLX

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 7point

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jacksonbrowne a Weekend Warrior from Allover

    Date Reviewed: June 26, 2009

    Strengths:    ...errr....ummm.... well, i did get a replacement

    the replacement does seem to be of a better quality construction and finish than the OEM that came fitted to my bike

    Weaknesses:    more like a soggy noodle than a crank. twisted on 2nd ride. inside pedal ground into dry earth on a steeply banked berm and crank bent. hadnt even crashed!

    not sure these really should be spec'd on 83mm BB's.

    the OE version seems way way too weak for teh intended usage.

    UK importer did swap immediately. i asked if this a common problem - they said "two or three" had ever been returned.

    Bottom Line:   
    maybe i just got that 1-in-10,000 faulty part (and maybe all the other 4 reviewers to date did too)

    maybe there was a bad batch that we all got sh*te cranks from

    maybe teh OE version just aint up to it.

    there is a big difference with the aftermarket produced cranks tho

    if i bend another i'll ditch em forever tho. last chance

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   came fitted to new b

    Similar Products Used:   SH Hone
    Steel cranks

    Bike Setup:   6x7 Fox coils

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by kyle a Downhiller from langley,BC

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    i bent these inward falling at slow speed on to a root, it barely even touched the root and bent,unbelievable,no warranty.

    Bottom Line:   
    these are riducoulisly bad i'm surprised you can make medal that weak i'm going to need a big incentive to go back to fsa.

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    Favorite Trail:   dirt merchant

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   none,yet.

    Bike Setup:   07 stinky,stock.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by murphdog55 a Weekend Warrior from redondo beach ca

    Date Reviewed: April 4, 2009

    Strengths:    cheap price

    Weaknesses:    well i got 1 full ride on them and on the second ride my pedal hit a rock and twisted it like a pretzel. they are junk

    Bottom Line:   
    if you plan on doing any trail riding don't buy these, they would probably be ok to cruise to get some brews but avoid curbs. i only got them cause they came with a build kit.

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    Favorite Trail:   mt wilson

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   wheel world

    Similar Products Used:   truvativ

    Bike Setup:   kona stinky, roco tstr, azonic outlaws,

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by toady040693 a Downhiller from Gold Coast, QLD, AUS

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2009

    Strengths:    they look good thats about it

    Weaknesses:    these came stock on my 2007 Kona stuff and after about 6 months they snapped in half, not just bent but snapped, so being only 6 months they were covered on warranty but after another 3 - 4 months i have now cracked it again. point being that these cranks are week dont get them

    Bottom Line:   
    Dont bother buying these cranks and i also suggest if they come stock buy a better pair!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   2007 Kona Stuff w/ '07 drop off triples, mrp single speed chain guide, etc etc

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by fedy a Downhiller from St. Catharines, Ontario

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2008

    Strengths:    Were stiff while they lasted, look good.

    Weaknesses:    Bent 180ing a curb. Yes, a curb. Slipped a pedal and when I put my foot back on they were bent. No warranty.

    Bottom Line:   
    These cranks bent 180ing a curb. I weight 190 pounds. That isn't right, and they're aren't covered on warranty. Never buy these cranks if they dont come stock on your bike.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   LBS (stock on bike)

    Bike Setup:   Kona Scrap w/crankbro's 5050X, DJ3, Deity bars, e.13 STS w/ supercharger, full deore drivetrain.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by mack elsner a Downhiller from sparks

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

    Strengths:    good legnth, good design.no ankle biting

    Weaknesses:    bends WAAY to easily it bent after like 3 months on a few simple jumps... IT SUCKS do not buy if u do alot of jumps

    Bottom Line:   
    sucks do not buy if u do alot of jumps the bend and fles inward when they bend

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    Favorite Trail:   mr. toads wild ride

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   high seirra cycling

    Bike Setup:   07 kona scrap with marrizocci 888 suspension

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