Specialized Strongarm 7050 Pro Crankset Crankset

2.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.99

Product Description

Superior crankset with all alloy chainrings and easy maintainance double allen chainring setup.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Robert G. from Warner NH USA

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2006

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    These cranks make more noise than a cricket on a late, hot summer night. With each hard press they creak and they have a lot of flex. The small chain ring had to be replaced after 1 month of use. Junk.

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT and LX

Bike Setup:   Specialized Comp Disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, AB

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2006

Strengths:    not much...

Weaknesses:    heat treating? cheap aluminum...i'm not sure..

Bottom Line:   
I dunno what's up w/specialized cranks but i managed to snap on dropping off a 3 inch curb on my stumpy. I really think they have a q/c problem at the factory since the only reason i could think this would happen if the material got containimated during casting? maybe? i dunno but totally bogus to blow up in that fashion, and a good reason to get something else on your bike b4 u leave the shop.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx, deore, xt, xtr, raceface

Bike Setup:   Cannondale jekyell 1000 more or less stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by marc audiffred a Cross Country Rider from richmond, ca. usa

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2005

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    weak, bent on the first ride and damaged the frame after a tip-over.

Bottom Line:   
The left side crank flexed into the frame (superlight), and damaged the swingarm. I cannot recommend any product that doesnt stand up to a simple tip-over. Dont put kia on a ferrari. Street people probably wont have a problem, anyone who really rides look elsewhere for a crank.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   swap meet

Similar Products Used:   shimano xtr and xt.

Bike Setup:   Blur, xtr. Heckler, xt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hootin Nanny from NorCal

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2003

Strengths:    - Light
- Good look

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have no complaints with theses cranks. They have zero bling-bling factor, but how cares. They are relatively light and work well for my 150 lbs ass.

I have changed frames over three times this year, from hardtail to XC dualie to FR dualie. These same set of cranks have gone on each frame because they just work. No frills, just excellent mechanics.

Nothing more to say.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   LX and OEM Bontrager stuff

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris S a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2003

Strengths:    Look okay

Weaknesses:    They bend easily. I went out on a ride, and they worked loose (crank bolt not thread locked), tightened them. Went home, threadlocked them, went out, bent them. They are rubbish

Bottom Line:   
Treat them gently!!!!!!!!
Be prepared to upgrade (to middleburn, Raceface, shimano, e.t.c)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   XT, Gusset pigmy's (3pc)

Bike Setup:   Dr Jekyll, Z1 freeride, XT shifting, MRP, Hope hubs with D521, hope discs, Azonic Bars stem seat.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2003

Strengths:    Somewhat light, Improved strength to the "Weak Arm 2" have yet to break a tooth off, Arms are stong see below why they have to be.

Weaknesses:    Bends way too easy I've used these for about a month and I already had to have the middle chain ring retrued. Arms are way to long I keep slaming them off rocks and stumps.

Bottom Line:   
I got these as a warrenty exchange when my frame decided it no longer liked the strong arm 2's anymore. Well so far I have had to true the MIDDLE ring already. How do you bend a middle ring inside of a week?!?! These cranks are way to flexy and I hope very soon to uprage to either Raceface XT or XTR. I like a stiffer crank than these. I guess they will do for now but anyone who's looking to unload a set of XT or XTR's e-mail me and let me know these things aren't going to last long the way they bounce off rocks because the arms are too long or the way it's too easy to bend a chainring. Don't buy these if you get em on a warrenty exchange they are way better than the strongarm 2's but not worth buying. Spend your money on a set of Raceface's or Truvati's or even some Shimano's. I'll give em a decent rating due o the fact that they we're an upgrade to the stock crank from Specialized but they need to stop building they're own componets and start using the good stuff like they do on complete S-Works bikes and stop putting this trash on the bikes us normal people who work 9 to 5 can afford PEACE!

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Favorite Trail:   Trees and Dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Warrenty exchange

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX and XT, Specialized Strong arm 2

Bike Setup:   02 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC

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