CODA 701 Cranks Older Cranks

2.57/5 (75 Reviews)


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Coda 701 Cranks


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Roger Greenville

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2014

Strengths:    Looks attractive.

Weaknesses:    I replaced the bottom blacked with standard Shimano sealed bearings and used Park Tool Co. tools. The crank still Creaks. I have a CODA 701. I have never had such a crank problem on my other mountain bikes, ever!!! I agree with the above reviews.

Bottom Line:   
I have a 1997 Super V 2000 and the bike is great. I just do not understand why a crank would creak.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Todd a Cross Country Rider from Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2004

Strengths:    well they look kinda cool, if you don't mind all the scratches and worn away black paint. They are kinda stiff. double rings is...well, different. I haven't any creaking, but the previous owner evidently rounded the crank bolts to over tighten them.

Weaknesses:    they are way too light for serious riding, I mean who would spec a road bb and dbl chainring on a MTB? c-dale! The crank bolts have rounded out making it impossible to remove them from my used Cannondale F1000. If anyone has any ideas on how to remove the bolts PLEASE contact me! I want to keep the cranks intact, so taking a hacsaw to them is a last resort.

Bottom Line:   
skip these cranks. if they are on a used bike, and the crank bolts aren't stripped, remove the bolts and replace them with steel bolts to prevent what has happened to me. They seem to be decent enough quality other than that to keep riding on them until they fail, which inevitably they will.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came on a used F1000

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT (sq), truvativ firex (sq), truevativ Stylo Sl (isis, very good), profile chromoly (BMX)

Bike Setup:   Which bike are we talking about here, I own too many to keep track of.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by resistancedotcom a Cross Country Rider from Dallas Texas United States of Affirmative Action

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2001

Strengths:    couldnt' find review for splined 2x9 coda 2000. Good crank, low profile for f.s. bikes, enjoyed the looks and 5arm compatibility

Weaknesses:    scratch easily, miss my granny ring alittl epricy

Bottom Line:   
good deal for 2ring, otherwise by xt hollowtech 22/32/44

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Favorite Trail:   ones made by Americans

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   plano

Similar Products Used:   xt square bb

Bike Setup:   f.s. jamis 2000

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris a Racer from lethbridge, AB

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2001

Bottom Line:   
the guy above me is stupid, all coda parts suck ass, if hes a dher he isnt riding a F1000 with coda cranks, any dh rider needs real cranks, profile, truvative, race face

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Racer from Cocoa, FL

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2001

Strengths:    Coda sucks

Weaknesses:    Coda Sucks

Bottom Line:   
CODA SUCKs, the crank broke off after the second ride. I am talking smooth cross country riding. Cannondale screwed the pooch when they decided to go with this crap. I had to replace the replacement one month later. Creaking on a $2000.00 bike is unacceptable.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Big Econ

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Ten Speed Drive Titusville, FL

Similar Products Used:   XT, XTR

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 900 SL

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tino a Weekend Warrior from Roxbury, CT

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2001

Strengths:    none really

Weaknesses:    Where do I begin? Well first of all this crank does not have the ability to shift from the middle ring to the big ring. Second, after any rocky or rough downhill the chain always flops down the granny gear. Also, this thing creaks and makes more skrewy noises than a 10 year old rusted out Huffy. But the what bothers me the most about this is that fact that I have gotten it tightened to the bottom bracket FOUR times in the past month and both sides still come loose after riding. I love Cannondale bikes but CODA components just plain suck.

Bottom Line:   
If you ever buy this crank after market you might as well shoot yourself. There are no redeeming products about this crankset. If you ever buy Cannondale with any CODA parts in it, have the dealer switch them up with Shimano.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Class Cycles, Southbury, CT

Similar Products Used:   Shimano cranks, Race Face cranks

Bike Setup:   2000 Cannondale F2000SX, Lefty DLR, XT/XTR, CODA Discs (oh yeah, the brakes suck too)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DAVID LOPEZ a Cross Country Rider from Miami

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001

Strengths:    Cool Looks

Weaknesses:    Everything else!

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THESE CRANKS! If they come on the bike you just bought, take them off at any price. Any level of Shimano, will shift better and last longer. Let me start...1) Chain suck in the middle and small ring were a constant problem. 2) Shifting was horrible, especially fron middle to big ring. 3) They are the loudest creaking cranks in the world. 4) Since they are machined from one piece of aluminum, if one ring wears out, the entire crankset has to go. 5) The four bolts that hold the right cranckarm to the rings were constantly coming loose, even with Locktite. 6) These four bolts are almost inaccessible with normal tools while mounted on the bike. 7) One of these four bolts broke off and I had to tap it out. 8) Finally, after about 8 months of use, the right crankarm developed a hairline crack and I had to throw the entire crankset in the trash. If I could give negative Chilis I would.
By comparison, I replaced this crankset with 1998 Shimano XT (8-speed), and the improvement was unbelievable. I have had the XT crankset for more than a year of hard riding and have not had one problem. And the XTs were cheaper!

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Favorite Trail:   Kmart in WPB

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Mack Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivio, Shimano LX, Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V (XT-XTR)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nue a Cross Country Rider from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2000

Strengths:    Light, stiff and different

Weaknesses:    should have been forged. no lifetime warranty

Bottom Line:   
These cranks at first had the usual loosening of the bolts attaching the rings to the arm, but after some lock tight, i did not have any problems with them in terms of shifting, chain-suck, or creaking sounds. i have owned these for around 4-5 yrs. i ride very hard and have broken many parts and frames since i started riding off-road in 91. These cranks after the hard riding that i have put them through finally gave up the fight and cracked through on the none drive side. I feel that these are still great cranks, for what they have been through. i will replace them with something with a lifetime warranty.

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Favorite Trail:   St Croix state forrest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   cook bros. shimano

Bike Setup:   super v active

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ron a Weekend Warrior from Brockville , ont. canada

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2000

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    almost every weakness possible. especially non replaceabe rings.

Bottom Line:   
Besides actually breaking my coda 701 crank in half, I experienced almost every problem ever associated with a crank.Besides its weight this crank has absolutely nothing going for it. I recomend that if you have one, you unload it before its too late and all its good for is pop can material. That is if your local recycle factory will accept the piece of crap|||||

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Favorite Trail:   no name trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   stx, raceface next lp

Bike Setup:   xtr raceface syncros xt coda magrura mavic sup machinetech

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Donovan a Cross Country Rider from Bedford

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2000

Strengths:    Looked Ok until the graphics came off

Weaknesses:    fatique failure is possible.

Bottom Line:   
after two years i've had no probelms, but i'm 215lb and have heard too many reports of these cranks failing. so i'm going to upgrade. my advice is replace high stress parts every couple of years just to be on the safe side- handlebars, cranks, seatposts..

and creaking???! how on earth can you hear creaking??! GET OFF THE PAVEMENT!!! you won't even notice...

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Favorite Trail:   candlers mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   cannondale 500 w/ marzocchi

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TIM a Racer from WASHINGTON

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2000

Strengths:    BEAUTIFULLY MACHINED. I'M A RACER AND I HAVE YET TO EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
WOULDN'T GIVE THESE UP FOR THE WORLD - OK MAYBE FOR CARBON CRANKS.

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Favorite Trail:   WASHINGTON ST. FOREST

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   RACEFACE LP TURBINE

Bike Setup:   LITESPEED

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by JAY a Weekend Warrior from MASSACHUSETTS

Date Reviewed: December 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   
HAD THESE FOR THREE YEARS; THEY CREAKED LIKE HELL WHEN I FIRST HAD THEM AND THE BOLTS KEPT CDMING LOOSE. LOCTITE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. BUT I STILL CAN'T GET RID OF MIS-SHIFTS.

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Favorite Trail:   
LYNN WOODS

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by marko a Weekend Warrior from penna

Date Reviewed: September 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Light,light


Weaknesses:    
creak


Bottom Line:   
They are light, and they are prone to creaking, this stops if you use automotive sealent, put it on the screaw holes and the flat surfaces that mate together, and they are fine. I've bashed these into rocks, cement, stairs,etc everything even downhill not a problem. All I broke was my shoulder. And if yours does not shift right have some one tune your bike, that knows what they are doing and stop your belly aching

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
shimono, specialized, suntour


Bike Setup:   
raven

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jonny Nash a Racer from Kent, (Dark/Foggy) England

Date Reviewed: August 31, 1999

Strengths:    
Lightweight, strong


Weaknesses:    
creaking


Bottom Line:   
I've read a lot of the reviews on this site and the only one that rings true is the fact that they creak, this is where maintenance comes kicking in. Plus all these guys (Downhllers) that say this is a shit crank should think about using a downhill crank ie, AC.or the coda downhill , these are lightweight cranks, I've competed in Downhill racing at a county level and I would never consider using lightweight equipment that's not produced for that purpose. Wise up Jerks and Set your bikes up for what your using them for!!!PS. The creaking can be solved by stipping the crank down and putting a thin film of plastic ie cling film or refuge sack and trim to fit once reassembled. do not put grease between the parts this contributes to the creaking by allowing the parts to move against each over.

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Favorite Trail:   
Penshurst and various trails around The North Downs

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
xt


Bike Setup:   
caad3 Pace Ridgid forks Maguras, XT/XTR Crossmax

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by speedy a Downhiller from a steep hill

Date Reviewed: August 9, 1999

Strengths:    
cool looking


Weaknesses:    
cracks, creaking, arms falling off, premature wear


Bottom Line:   
these cranks suck. get rid of them if you have them. stay away from them if you don't. no chili
the tarantulas are the best

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Favorite Trail:   
a steep one

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
coda 200, coda tarantula, kooka


Bike Setup:   
super v freeride

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