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FSA Power Pro Crankset

1.93/5 (28 Reviews)
Weight : 780 grams MSRP : $75.00


Product Description

  • 6061 / T6 forged aluminum crank arms
  • 6061 / T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifting


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by J a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2006

    Strengths:    Cheap... relatively light

    Weaknesses:    light... weak... bendy....

    Bottom Line:   
    cheap and cheerful... not good for a 15 stoner.... or lots of BIG uphills.. you'll notice them more when you ride good cranks

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    Favorite Trail:   Wales - coed y brenin (karrimore)

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   shimano lx-xt... race face xc

    Bike Setup:   rocky mntn edge - xt/xtr'd up.. fox rp23 (pushed by TF tuned shox..) xt discs marzz bombers

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by J a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2006

    Strengths:    Cheap... relatively light

    Weaknesses:    light... weak... bendy....

    Bottom Line:   
    cheap and cheerful... not good for a 15 stoner.... or lots of BIG uphills.. you'll notice them more when you ride good cranks

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    Favorite Trail:   Wales - coed y brenin (karrimore)

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   shimano lx-xt... race face xc

    Bike Setup:   rocky mntn edge - xt/xtr'd up.. fox rp23 (pushed by TF tuned shox..) xt discs marzz bombers

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by james from durham

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2004

    Strengths:    Cheap

    Weaknesses:    Not the stiffest cranks around

    Bottom Line:   
    I used these for 2 years riding trials. I never had any bother with pedal threads,you just whack them up tight when first put your pedals in and try not to take them out very much. After the two years they had bent down slightly but nothing too serious and then finally the drive side snapped clean in half after bending outwards and cracking.
    Tapers were still perfectly square! Don't know what everyone moans about, you just got to keep them tight. Can't go wrong for £25

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Middleburns, Profiles, FSA 3-piece

    Bike Setup:   Trials. Middleburn,Hope,Brisa etc

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Adam White a Downhiller from UK

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2004

    Strengths:    Look Good (to an extent)
    Cheap - range of colours


    Weaknesses:    Incredibly weak and horrible to ride.
    Huge amount of flex
    Bend/snap easy
    De-threads very quickly
    No guarantee


    Bottom Line:   
    I am a professional trials rider and i was extremely low on money and needed a new set of trials cranks and power pros where the cheapest "trials" option. Within a weak i had de-threated the pedal on the drive side and cranked and dented the non drive side. These felt horrible to ride although i might be doing things prehaps to extreme for the price i would expect it too cope with some abuse ( the biggest thing i did at the time i had them was 5ft drop, i didnt want to do any more as they make you hugly un-confident). Anyway dont get these, they are Seriously bad set of cranks although FSA genrally are an OK they have really let down big time with this. Go save a bit and buy better cranks please!!

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    Favorite Trail:   I like all trials

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle world

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ, race face, middleburn, XTR.

    Bike Setup:   Giant team trials, truvativ cranks, Ashton forks, Hs33's, megamo parts etc.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Sam a Downhiller from Kendal, UK

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2004

    Strengths:    The matt black ones look pretty good and they hold up and feel quite good when using them for daily commuting and no jumps or drops. Very cheap.

    Weaknesses:    The cranks bend into the frame after a lot of use, the bb taper turns into a oval after a while and anything over a 6ft drop, then bend and basically snap.

    Bottom Line:   
    only buy if you are wanting a quick and short solution for a period between an old crank breaking and buying a better one, or for daily commuting.
    In other words, avoid, unless forced to use.

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    Favorite Trail:   Nantmwar Quarry, Wales

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   bikeshopsmart

    Similar Products Used:   Race Face North Shores, 24 seven, on-one retards.

    Bike Setup:   with powerpro: coyote dh3, junior t's, hope c2's, d321 big-un.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Kamloops

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2003

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    everything

    Bottom Line:   
    these cranks are awful, they should be taken off the market

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   raceface prodigy cranks

    Bike Setup:   atx1, boxxers, hopes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John from UK

    Date Reviewed: June 13, 2003

    Strengths:    Good enough for me, light, strong and look cool

    Weaknesses:    None really

    Bottom Line:   
    Although this isn't really a C/set suitable for doing 10foot drop offs, its a great chainset for the money. Look after it and it'll be ok.
    Want a chainset for doing 15 foot drops -- £300 should cover it. Want a chainset for XC or enjoying ya bike, get one of these.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   Ultegra and XT race sets

    Bike Setup:   Just the Barracuda alloy frame complimented with all the XT stuff and very specialy made 5" forks and rear suspension

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by matt burling a Weekend Warrior from hertfordshire

    Date Reviewed: June 1, 2003

    Strengths:    none what so ever

    Weaknesses:    taper rounds off creak and constantly come lose

    Bottom Line:   
    crap dont bother even looking at these in a shop window never buy them no matter what ridin you do..... never

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere there is street

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   local shop

    Similar Products Used:   crappy plastic omega cranks from halfords (which lasted longer and where a fiver)

    Bike Setup:   planet x rigid trials

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by tom macmillan a Weekend Warrior from hampshire, england

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap and the arms are strongish

    Weaknesses:    Square taper BB so the cranks come off really easily and they don't line up very well so there's a lot of rubbing. I'd prefer a fit and forget sort of thing.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wouldn't buy them if i were you but i guess they are ok for very light dirt riding if you're prepared to have to tighten them every ride. Good for the money though as the arms are nice and fat and the integrated spider works quite well. The rings are sh|te, never ever get the rings, they bend like very weak celery or something.

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    Favorite Trail:   Longmoor, nr Liss freeride

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Owens Cycles (cool shop)

    Similar Products Used:   crappy Cyclone ones which are even worse. I'm gonna get DMR Chieftans i hope.

    Bike Setup:   CBR, Judys, 24Seven Bars, stem, tioga seat and 2.1s, Mavic D521 rims.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Luke a Weekend Warrior from Uk

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2002

    Strengths:    The value

    Weaknesses:    Everything else there not only Weak but i mean there square fitting to da bottom bracket making em come off so easily. needs constant attention and a complete load of servicing which leads the bill to more than the actully price paid 4 the crank.

    Bottom Line:   
    Erm Avoid. buy em if u dont want to be cheap and cheerful cos when a deal like this looks 2 good 2 be true it probably is.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dirt and BSX racing

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Similar Products Used:   XTR- and all that 24-7 crank sets

    Bike Setup:   DDG shooter frame with marzocchi Dirtjumper 1 forks 2002 magura hs33 hydraulic brakes 2.3 tioga front and rear. shimano mx30 flat pedals Azonic O.R.S steam easton handle EA50 bars hope bulb Hubs halo combat rims fsa the pig headset XT 9spd shifter DMR 32th saturn ring shimano XT 9 spd cassette. deore Derailleur .

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by parry neil a Weekend Warrior from tramp

    Date Reviewed: May 29, 2002

    Strengths:    very junk i had them on my cheap marin with trade mark lanky frame i used to jump on kurbs and they bend cos im too fat

    Weaknesses:    tramp cranks with rusted allthough their aluminium brought them from christian for £1
    and im a member of the granny downhill squad


    Bottom Line:   
    neil par loves christian cos he is very batty like kinky craig

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    Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps tu ol ty fi

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $1.00

    Purchased At:   shop jeff

    Similar Products Used:   marin cranks,deore hollowtech bull,toys r us crank from candi kitchen

    Bike Setup:   downhill with plastic bars and cadburys werx graffics

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by JoJo from DC

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2002

    Strengths:    cheap

    Weaknesses:    very soft material

    Bottom Line:   
    For the money, these cranks are good. I compete at expert level in trials and rode these for 2.5 years. The only problem I had was the threads for the crank extracter stipped out.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Similar Products Used:   shimano lx

    Bike Setup:   PX Zebdi Trials, 20 tooth front ring w/bashring

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Tryon, NC USA

    Date Reviewed: February 19, 2002

    Strengths:    THESE ARE THE ARMS ONLY. Although a little on the heavy side, they're alright for cross country.

    Weaknesses:    Not extremelt stiff, and they bent after about two months of hard riding. Oh, and the spindle hole rounded out. And yes, I kept them tight. Trust me.

    Bottom Line:   
    I use my bike for hard core urban assault, and these cranks don't cut it. Flex is not a confidence inspiring thing. Neither is bending them.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything crazy

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Similar Products Used:   anything shimano.

    Bike Setup:   Azonic evolution with cool parts.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by peter mandal a Weekend Warrior from Ireland/Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

    Strengths:    Stiff.
    That's all....


    Weaknesses:    Chainrings are crap.
    Geometry seems to be strange too. I could not get a decent
    chainline. (51.5mm with 107mm BB!!!)


    Bottom Line:   
    I have had enough of these cranks. After 1 month I could not get them to shift well. Couldn't get a decent chainline,
    could only use two rings (middle + top OR middle + granny).
    The cranks themseves seem fine, and relatively light and strong. But the chainrings.....either the layout of the
    crank and rings is strange or the rings are just pure
    crap.
    When teh crank was put on the bike I used teh existing
    113mm BB. But the chainline was horrible. Even on the
    Granny ring the chain was only straight around the 11T
    on the cassette!
    On teh largest chainring the chain would not stay on the
    ring if I shifted to even the 5th largest ring on the
    cassette...
    I changed to 107 BB and got the chain line to 51.5(!)
    and then could not shift between all three chainrings.

    I finally had to give in and 'upgrade' to Deore Hollowtech.
    The shifting is butter smooth and I can get on with riding
    again without worrying about little things like
    changing gears!

    Maybe it works better with 8 speed or lower, or with a
    grip shift front derailleur??

    I have learned my lesson the hard/expensive way.

    Having said this....anyone want to buy a (hardly) used
    set of FSA Power Pro crangs + rings????

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    Favorite Trail:   Anywhere

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $85.00

    Purchased At:   Vic MTB Centre

    Similar Products Used:   Truvative FireX, Shimano Deore Hollowtech, various cranks
    on older bikes.


    Bike Setup:   2000 Kona Cindercone (now with Deore cranks...)

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from Ireland/Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap
    Stiff


    Weaknesses:    Heavy (heavier than my old cranks)

    Bottom Line:   
    I was 'forced' to buy these at Christmas to replace my
    Truvativ's which were damaged beyond repair at Christmas.
    It was that or go bikeless for the Christmas break!

    Anyway, they work, but are noticably heavier than my
    Truvativs. They shift adequately (not as well as
    my Truvativs) (and yes

    I use my bike mainly for commuting to work and grab the
    off-road chance when it comes. So these cranks will do
    till I break them.

    Like I said in teh strengths/weakness, they seem
    stiffer than the Truvativs but much heavier
    (I know it's only 100g heavier but I seem to have
    noticed...or aged!)

    Anyway, I only three chilli's: Average for the price...

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    Favorite Trail:   any!

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $85.00

    Purchased At:   Vic MTB (Melbourne)

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Firex

    Bike Setup:   2000 Kona Cinder Cone

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