Rotor RS4 St Crankset

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob Drew a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne Australia

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2006

Strengths:    Cranks are at their best on steep loose climbs, as you are constantly pushing. This smoothness results in virtually no wheelspin, and you are always over the top of the gear.

Weaknesses:    Price & weight. This is a high quality item, which is well constucted & engineered, but there is still scope for further & significant weight reduction. At a price higher than XTR, the new rotor rings may well be a better option.

Bottom Line:   
Limited performance gains if any on the flats. It is the hills where these cranks shine & try to justify their hefty price tag. One other benefit of these cranks is that they have virtually eliminated my knee pain. So if knee pain is an issue for you I would strongly recommend this cranks. Not sure of the physics behind it, but hey, I am faster on the climbs & my knees are better. Happy to give these 5 hot ones when both the weight & price comes down.

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Favorite Trail:   Churchill/lysterfield Parks

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   MULTISPORTAL

Similar Products Used:   3rd set of rotor cranks & although each has been an updated model, I can't see/feel any major improvement in the latter sets.

Bike Setup:   KHS comp running mostly Sram 0 & 9 drivetrain. Avid SL "V" brakes, Manitou R7 super forks & mavic wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rafa a Cross Country Rider from Spain

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2006

Strengths:    It excels in all conditions. It works as advertised and you feel much powerfull specially in steep and technical sections. You have the feeling of "always on" power.

Weaknesses:    Weight. But performance improvement exceeds with no doubt weight penalty.

Bottom Line:   
I bought one rotor for my Giant NRS a couple of months ago and now I´m getting another one for my Ventana X-5 to replace my XTR-cranks. That says it all. Once you get used to them you cannot live without them. The overall improvement in your performance and easy of pedalling is amazing.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Does exist any similar product?? If it does let me know.

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS

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