Rotor 3D+ MTB Crankset

5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Sizes: 175, 172.5 & 170mm
  • XC2 Q-Factor: 163mm
  • Chain line: 44.5 mm

Rotor 3D+ Mtb Cranks and Q-Rings Pro Review

Rotor is a company from Spain that manufacturers very high end components. They’ve been making waves with with their 3D+ crank system and Q-Rings and they sent us a set of of their 2×10 crank to try out. At any price, it is worth trying out. I’ve been using the 2×10 crank for about a month and it has been a revelation. First off, the cranks are incredibly stiff. They are able to fit a 30mm crank spindle on to my old Santa Cruz with standard bb shell. This spindle with these crank arms is stiff and it is noticeable. The system is light too at 690 grams complete with BB so it’s a few grams lighter than the Shimano XTR 2×10 crank and BB. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carrerakent

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2013

Strengths:    SUPER lite weight, finish is durable and zero flex...besides...they look cooler than anything else on the planet.

Weaknesses:    People would expect me to say price, but all of you waste more money on junk food, poor beer, and/or frivolous products than these cost...

Bottom Line:   
I made the right decision going with these Rotor cranks and Q-Rings 2x10 setup. Zero complaints and very pleased with the power I can put down with them. Just the bomb!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by osokolo

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, Light, Easy to Install

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
Value rating received 4 chilis - the price is the only factor. It is hard to justify forking out that much money for a crakset. However - overall value earned all 5 chilis as this is a killer product. As stiff as it gets out there, and yet as light as it gets as well. It is hard to put these two words in the same sentence, but in this case - it is justifiable. These rings will hardly make anyone FASTER per say, but what I noticed is that I feel less tired during the race which allows me to go longer at higher pace - which ultimately translates in faster times. At first - it takes a bit of time to get used to a different feeling during the full pedal revolution. It almost feels "mushy" as the leverage is different during different phases of the pedal stroke, but after a few rides legs get used to it, as well as the brain - and it feels like business as usual.

There is no noticeable flex. Dead simple to maintain. Pretty much set it and forget it. Rings do not wear as quickly as one would expect from such a light setup.

If one can afford them - it is a great product and will definitely improve riding experience.

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Duration Product Used:   2 years

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Deus, Shimano XTR, Specialized S-Works Carbon Cranks, Sram XO, Sram XX

Bike Setup:   Epic, full SRAM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cyclingmagnet a Cross Country Rider from li

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2012

Strengths:    Light and Stiff and married up with the Qrings they're a great weapon

Bottom Line:   
I love these cranks. Worth the value.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Epic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by deeppow a Racer from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2012

Strengths:    Light and stiff

Weaknesses:    Unique method to uninstall, seems like an extra step but I am sure it has to do with patents on other cranks.

Bottom Line:   
These cranks rock. I have them on a SS race bike. The cranks are light, stiff and look great. I am using them with ceramic bearings and Rotor's SS chain ring. Love them.

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Favorite Trail:   Phil's World

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XTR, Noir, Truvativ Stylo

Bike Setup:   Air Nine Carbon, set up SS

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