L&M Cranks L&M DH Cranks Older Cranks

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.00


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L&M Cranks L&M DH Cranks


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from suffolk

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2005

Strengths:    these are bad boy cranks so fat so hardcore its amazing.

Weaknesses:    i snapped them riding off a kerb...

Bottom Line:   
hardcore you know the score

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   merlin

Similar Products Used:   rs7's

Bike Setup:   merlin rock bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Frost a Weekend Warrior from Middlesex, UK

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2002

Strengths:    Clearance Price, only £50!! (US$70) Pisses over XT! 17 stones (260lb) Freerider and i cant brea kthem!!!!

Weaknesses:    Nowt!

Bottom Line:   
Oh my, the promised land of cranks!

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Merlin Cycles, Preston, UK

Similar Products Used:   XT, FSA V-Drive

Bike Setup:   GT I-Drive 3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris Carey a Downhiller from Suffolk

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2001

Strengths:    Seriously thick pieces of metal, the cranks will never bend

Weaknesses:    The L & M chainring isn't as good as the crank.

Bottom Line:   
The cranks work well but will take a little fiddling, the chainring however is a bit of a dissapointment, it bent about 3mm out of place, this may not sound like much but it was enough to give me major problems in setting up my chain guide, also for forty quid its a bit pricy. The problem is, is there is too much chainring, it looks like a bmx one, solid, this means that there is a lot of leverage so the chain ring bends easily, however once it bent it hasn't bent any further so I think that it has reached it's limit. All in all go for the cranks, but try a Raceface chainring or tribal (7mm)

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Favorite Trail:   Ufford

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $195.00

Purchased At:   Framework

Similar Products Used:   XT, Race face, Ac

Bike Setup:   Zaskar, XTR, Z1's, jump/ dual bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ELVIS COSTELLO a Weekend Warrior from WIGAN, ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2000

Strengths:    looks strong, british, it was available in gold.

Weaknesses:    to soft, poor spider attatchment design.

Bottom Line:   
i like the cranks and don't want to change them, but the three bolts that hold the spider on keep coming loose, even when i aplied loctite. three of my freinds have had bad experiences with thease cranks, two of them have rounded the taper and one had even cracked them! (although he is a fat ba$tard!) i dont think i ride hard enough to damage the cranks in this way as i only tend to use my bike once or twice per week to 'mess about on' and i dont race. in conclusion i dont think serious dh racers should buy this product. but if it was half the price then it would be very good value

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Favorite Trail:   DONT REALLY HAVE ONE

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   RACE DOCTOR CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx, fsa.

Bike Setup:   muddy fox duel frame,'98 z1 bam (limited edition yellow), xt 9spd, magura tomac hs33, everything x-lite (ti/ kev seat, camlock qr's, stem plug, disco b.b's, crank bolts, crank caps, stem stakkers) all blue, planet-x bmf rims, hope fatso front hub, xt rear hub, planet-x cnc stem (gold), azonic bars (gold), dmr speed guide, dmr v12's, middleburn solid ring, hutchinson jumbo 2.45 tyres,irc 3" tubes, yeti hardcore grips.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Bissell a Weekend Warrior from Suffolk, England

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2000

Strengths:    Good looks, Stiff arms

Weaknesses:    Very Poor taper, bad design!

Bottom Line:   
I had high hopes for these cranks, but unfortunately they have been very disappointing. After about three months use, both tapers had been warped severely and about a week ago I managed to completely shear off the driveside taper. I only weigh about 12 1/2 stone, and I'm not a very hard rider. Whats going on!

Sorry L&M! Must try harder!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   most other cranks. I get through a lot..!

Bike Setup:   Azonic DS-1, Hope Discs, Z1 CR's, XT etc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tone a Downhiller from The North

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2000

Strengths:    Looks, cheap, British

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Havent had any problems with these cranks apart from the crappy and far too short 4mm allen bolts supplied that hold the spider on.
After i fitted the cranks, to try them out before offroading, i rode the bike to work. On the way back a horrendous grinding noise and bike came to a halt. One of the bolts had fallen out and jammed between the crank and the chain device (MRP style). I had to sort this out and take it easy to get home. On inspection, 2 of the 3 bolts had fallen out. The problem is that the drillings are nice and deep but the bolts were so short that only a couple of threads were holding the spider on. AFter fitting bolts that screwed right into the holes and Loctite-ing them in they have been fine in the roughest stuff (Les Gets World Cup course, Morzine etc). Nice and stiff.
If its for DH make sure the ones you get are not machined out at the back of the cranks. Those are the XC/freeride ones and i know of one snapping clean off half way down the arm. The solid ones are fine though. 4 chillies after the remedial job on the bolts.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   LX XT FSA

Bike Setup:   Rotwild RDH 03, Boxxers, Hope Hubs & Disks, Mavic 321, Azonic bits

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: October 20, 1999

Strengths:    
qualit, price and british


Weaknesses:    
none i have found yet but reading the other review worries me a bit


Bottom Line:   
look great, cheap and well made.

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Favorite Trail:   
that quarry in wales

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
xt, race face , ac


Bike Setup:   
Marin DH-frs Super Star Forks , Hope 4 pots etc

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller from Gloucester

Date Reviewed: April 4, 1999

Strengths:    
good looks
excellent finish
replaceable spider


Weaknesses:    
made of aluminium
weak DH chain ring
weak taper in the crank


Bottom Line:   
this crank is not up to the kind of use that it is designed for i am not a heavy rider but i do ride hard.
Even so i expect a solid DH ring to last longer than 6 rides after which it warped.
the coating on the crank started to wear off after the first ride.
The drive side crank arm has also warped and will be sent back to the factory as has the ring.
the spider cannot be removed as the taper on the crank has warped so i am very annoyed as they do cost between £170-£180 complete with ring!!!!!
i have gone back to using my £25 FSA crank in desperation!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
berm heaven

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
stx rc carnks
FSA alloy cranks
AC cranks
Caramba cranks


Bike Setup:   
hardtail

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