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FSA V Drive Extreme Crankset

4/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

-Forged AL6061/T6 crank arms
-Chromoly pedal inserts
-Precision 100% CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings
-Chromoly chainring bolts
-Length - L165mm, 170mm, 175mm
-ISIS Drive only
-104/64mm bolt circle diameter
-Chainrings - 44/32/22T

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Garry a Racer from Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2007

Strengths:    No doubt its a nice crankset. FSA did it again, the name you can trust. Reliable on uphill and XC. Strong crank arm. Chainrings does not flex. Reasonable weight compared to Shimano LX. I use it on XC competitions.

Weaknesses:    None. I've been using this crankset for more than a year. Doesnt fail me.

Bottom Line:   
This crankset is reliable in almost all trail. I guess thats why its called V-Drive Extreme Buy it if you have a tight budget. I have 3 mountain bike setups and i use this crankset on my 2 mountain bikes. Nice look!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Atlas, Shimano LX

Bike Setup:   FSA and Shimano components. KHS full all mountain.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bret Dianich from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

Strengths:    None. This crank sucks. Period.

Weaknesses:    I snapped the drive-side crank arm on my first ride. It was a pretty big drop that I broke it on, but still. It's called an EXTREME crank, so wtf?

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it. Opt for a holzfeller or saint setup instead.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Weekend Warrior from Central Vally, California

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2006

Strengths:    Quality, Name, a reliable company that makes them.

Weaknesses:    Chromolly pedal inserts

Bottom Line:   
Great cranks, especially for the money. I bought the crank arms only (Thats why I only paid 33$), and they perform Great. Only thing I am the slightest bit worried about is the chromolly pedal inserts. Over time this type of metal tends to slip and do stuff you wouldn't want it to do. Nothing has happened so far, so I won't devalue the rating it deserves.

Overall, great crank for the money, strong, nice, a bit flexible but it is very hard to notice. You probably wouldn't notice it unless your OCD.

Nice cranks.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Raceface evolve DH

Bike Setup:   IH warrior comp. Its a mutt.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave from on the road

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Strengths:    Strong and simple. I have an ISIS version (175) on my cross bike and a square taper (also 175) on my SS mountain bike. I have no complaints with either. It does what is needs to and doesn't act up.

Weaknesses:    None really. I suppose it could be lighter...

Bottom Line:   
A solid and reliable crank. No flash, no faults.

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Favorite Trail:   WRIAD

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Raceface Evolve XC X-type.

Bike Setup:   Gunnar Rockhound SS (32/18) Square taper, v-brakes, etc.
Cannondale XS800. 'Stache bars, bar enders, Paul inline levers shimmed out, 44/32 front, 12-27 rear. Mavic wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ali shiach a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2005

Strengths:    look good, ride nice

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great cranks for the money last a long time and will happily take a pounding.

Get some and you wont be dissapointed for the money...
great cranks.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   raceface evolve, truvativ hussefelt

Bike Setup:   kona stuff, mono m4s, zocchi 66s, halo combats on atomlab hubs, v8s, moto diggers, s/s

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