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FSA V-Drive Crankset

3.57/5 (30 Reviews)
Weight : 647 grams MSRP : $129.99


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Product Description

  • 6061/T6 cold forged aluminum crank arms
  • Precision CNC machined 7075/T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifting
  • Square tapered(JIS), ISIS Drive
  • 44/32/22 teeth
  • 170mm or 175mm
  • 104/64mm bolt circle diameter
  • Q-factor - 140mm
  • Spindle - JIS 110.5mm, ISIS Drive 113mm
  • Chainline - 48mm


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JasonPuett a Cross Country Rider from Meriden, Kansas, Usa

    Date Reviewed: November 16, 2008

    Strengths:    ISIS drive, ramp and pin shifting

    Weaknesses:    could be lighter.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have had these cranks on two different bikes, I have had no issues with crank creak (probably due to the ISIS drive mounting) and I have had no issues with shifting. I have had better luck with these rings than a lot of Shimano versions that I have dealt with. I am fully satisfied with these. Best for moderate use trail riding, if you are racing, and watching weight, spend more money.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, FSA Powerpro, FSA Sidewinder, Shimano STX.


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by tony howell from wiltshire

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2008

    Strengths:    rings look pretty

    Weaknesses:    Non drive side creaks after about 250 miles of being torqued up. preload bolt is alloy and rounded off on 2 feet lbs! crap design, we were better off with square taper than this.

    Bottom Line:   
    if you only ride 30 mile at the weekends this will last you ok, but if you want to do 50 miles per day, it wont last you very long

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    Favorite Trail:   marlborogh downs

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   Royles

    Similar Products Used:   XTR/XT

    Bike Setup:   Stock 2006 Dale Prophet 800

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Lars Goethals from Valencia España

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2008

    Weaknesses:    Middle Chainring started to double, later lost some of its teeth. Later the same happened with the 22-ring.

    Bottom Line:   
    I will be changing to a Shimano XT or Race Face setup...

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

    Bike Setup:   FSA V-DRIVE MEGAEXO 2007, LX, Formula Oro 24, Fox F-100RL

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Djivo a Cross Country Rider from Zagreb

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2007

    Strengths:    Very strong, small teeth setup allows you very slick uphill drive.

    Weaknesses:    None so far. Only the paint on the pedals could be a bit more resistent to scrathes.

    Bottom Line:   
    I actually purchase the whole set of V-drive, which was a huge advancement from my previous Truvatim Suntour 48/38/28 setup. This crankset is way much stronger and it does not bend even though I am a very strong driver (115kg).
    This is a very good product, made with lot of attention to the strength.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $168.00


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by T.C. Hilliard a Cross Country Rider from Braselton,Georgia,U.S.A.

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2007

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Bearings ,spacers,

    Bottom Line:   
    The crank is just junk.You get what youb pay for.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chicopee

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Addictive cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race,

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by roy mcdonough a Cross Country Rider from chicago

    Date Reviewed: September 17, 2006

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    THESE CRANKS ARE WEAK! They came stock on my latest bike purchase and if i had known fsa's reputation when i bought the bike, i would have asked for different cranks. i'm shocked that ANYONE would rate these plastic-quality cranks. they're awful. easily, the most flexy cranks i've ever ridden.

    Bottom Line:   
    STAY AWAY. Guys at my lbs agreed that fsa cranks are some of the flimsiest cranks out there. ANYTHING would be better, but check out the truvativ cranks instead - they're solid.

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    Favorite Trail:   kettle

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   xtr, xt, truvativ stylo


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew G. a Cross Country Rider from New Jersey

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, smooth. Looks good.

    Weaknesses:    None, other than the finish on the crank arms scuff, but that's to be expected.

    Bottom Line:   
    For the price, these cranks are fantastic. Incredibly smooth and stiff and work well with the gigapipe bb (though many would disagree re: isis bb's, it's just my experience). They look great, though the paint scuffs a bit. Unbeatable deal.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $85.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Race Face Turbine LP

    Bike Setup:   '05 X-cal 29er, XT/SRAM (rd/fd), BB7, LX/X7 (fs/rs), fsa v-drive cranks, reba sl, bontrager wheels, bits and pieces.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from fl

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2006

    Strengths:    spins around

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Does what it should..

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    Favorite Trail:   Tsali

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, Truvativ Stylo

    Bike Setup:   Fetish D&S, LX, Marzocchi, hope, FSA

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by verong a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2006

    Strengths:    Cheap, inexpensive, cool flat black finish, shifts very smooth, light.

    Weaknesses:    Paint is not scratch resistant.

    Bottom Line:   
    I always jump and bunny hop on and of the trail, yet no loose bolts. I used it for more that a year and BBs are still well intact. I'm sub 140lbs. It went thru d worst conditions including mud & CEMENT (I made a stupid mistake when I rode across a construction site)... still no squeaks man!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $67.00

    Purchased At:   Extreme Bikeshop, Q.C.

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX & XT

    Bike Setup:   Cross-country, Trek 8900, SRAM X.0 Drivetrain, Marzochi Forks, Shimano XT, Mavic Rims, DT Spokes, Thompson Stem & Seatpost, Avid Breaks, FSA Cranks, Chrisking headset, Michelin Comp S lite with Continental Supersonic Tubes.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ANDREW a Weekend Warrior from BATON ROUGE, LA. USA

    Date Reviewed: August 28, 2005

    Strengths:    LOOKS

    Weaknesses:    FLEX

    Bottom Line:   
    I AM 6'3" 245LBS AND A LAZY SHIFTER. MAYBE I AM TOO HARD ON THESE CRANKS, OR MAYBE I AM FEELING REAR END FLEX GOING FROM A HARD TAIL TO A FULL SUS. I HEAR A LITTLE GROANING WHEN I AM TWISTING IN TOO HIGH A GEAR. OTHERWISE, THEY ARE REALLY COOL LOOKING AND SMOOTH SHIFTING. EXTERNAL BEARINGS ARE NEW TO ME. LET'S SEE HOW LONG THEY LAST.

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    Favorite Trail:   COMITE RIVER AND HOOPER

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   BONTRAGER

    Bike Setup:   2005 IRON HORSE HOLLOWPOINT EXPERT

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from St. John's

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2005

    Strengths:    Pretty cheap, light weight, doesn't seem to flex much at all, Shifts fairly smooth, looks pretty good, Easy install and removal.

    Weaknesses:    Has loosened itself and self extracting bolts loosen and are easily lost.

    Bottom Line:   
    For the money, these work great and look smart. After about 3 weeks of riding they had to be tightened but have been good since. The extracting bolts on the octalink version lossened themselves off but i spoke with FSA today and it was no problem to mail me some new ones, Advice to all is to use a threadlocker on these caps.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Pro deal through supplier

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ x-flow

    Bike Setup:   k2 zed 2.0, marzocchi mx pro eta, avid SD 7, Maxxis advantage, Mavic Xm 217?, Shimano deore XT derailleurs, Shimano BB es51 octalink, Specialized seat, thomson elite, fsa orbit Dl Headset, Race face Prodigy stem, easton ea30 bars.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Denville, NJ, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 31, 2005

    Strengths:    External Bearings, large diameter spindle, stiff cranks, nice rings. Torx chainring bolts. Non-drive crank and preload screw easily installed with hex key - no special tools needed.

    Weaknesses:    Aluminum inner ring - should be steel.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is for the MegaExo version. I have about 300 miles on 'em. Easy to install. Feel very smooth. Outer rings are beautifully ramped and pinned. Shifting feels automatic. No issues with chain suck etc. I'm curious to see how long the bearings will last as they seem very exposed to dirt etc. IMO a really great value if you're looking to get away from Shimano.

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    Favorite Trail:   Puke Hill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $162.00

    Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Truvative Firex

    Bike Setup:   2000 Schwinn Moab 3 with the only original parts left being the shifters and rear der.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gabe a Weekend Warrior from AZ

    Date Reviewed: April 21, 2005

    Strengths:    Strong, lightweight, stiff, nice Integrated MegaExo BB design, oversized bearings and very affordable!

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is on the V Drive MEGA-EXO, not the standard V Drive. This crankset has oversized external bearings which make this a stiff crank. They've performed better than expected and I've had no problems with them coming loose. I ride hard, crank many miles so give this crankset a second look before you spend more on another set. They're very light for XC riding and strong enough for freeriding if you're an in-between guy like me. http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.aspx?layout=product&taxid=52&pid=218

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   Web

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano and Race Face

    Bike Setup:   Yeti, XT F/R Derraileurs, XT Cassette, Mavic Crossmax.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jared Mildeson a Weekend Warrior from Post Falls, ID

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Great craknset for the money, but the guy at the bike shop was a total moron.

    Weaknesses:    They aren't as bomb proof as I'd like.

    Bottom Line:   
    The cranks were great until I took my bike to be worked on by the dumb@$$ at gForse bikes who stripped out the threads in my frame.

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    Favorite Trail:   Beacon Hill

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   gForse bikes in Hayden ID

    Similar Products Used:   Race Face Prodigy

    Bike Setup:   GT I-drive

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by live4mtb a Cross Country Rider from At The Trailhead, MI

    Date Reviewed: November 25, 2004

    Strengths:    Pretty Light, Looks Good, Strong, Spins well, Shifts great, durable over high log piles

    Weaknesses:    Paint

    Bottom Line:   
    Great cranks, much better deore, light, holds up on MI mtb trails and obtiscles.

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    Favorite Trail:   Grubers Grinder

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, SR Suntour

    Bike Setup:   Tomac Revolver, XT, Mavic 717, Kenda Kharisma Tubeless, Avid Mechanical Disc.

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