FSA Power Pro Crankset

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Power Pro

  • 6061 / T6 forged aluminum crank arms
  • 6061 / T6 chainrings, ramped and pinned for perfect shifting

  • User Reviews (28)

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    John   [Jun 13, 2003]
    Strength:

    Good enough for me, light, strong and look cool

    Weakness:

    None really

    Although this isn't really a C/set suitable for doing 10foot drop offs, its a great chainset for the money. Look after it and it'll be ok.
    Want a chainset for doing 15 foot drops -- £300 should cover it. Want a chainset for XC or enjoying ya bike, get one of these.

    Similar Products Used: Ultegra and XT race sets
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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    matt burling   Weekend Warrior [Jun 01, 2003]
    Strength:

    none what so ever

    Weakness:

    taper rounds off creak and constantly come lose

    crap dont bother even looking at these in a shop window never buy them no matter what ridin you do..... never

    Similar Products Used: crappy plastic omega cranks from halfords (which lasted longer and where a fiver)
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
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    1
    Justin   Weekend Warrior [Feb 19, 2002]
    Strength:

    THESE ARE THE ARMS ONLY. Although a little on the heavy side, they're alright for cross country.

    Weakness:

    Not extremelt stiff, and they bent after about two months of hard riding. Oh, and the spindle hole rounded out. And yes, I kept them tight. Trust me.

    I use my bike for hard core urban assault, and these cranks don't cut it. Flex is not a confidence inspiring thing. Neither is bending them.

    Similar Products Used: anything shimano.
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    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    peter mandal   Weekend Warrior [Jan 21, 2002]
    Strength:

    Stiff.
    That's all....

    Weakness:

    Chainrings are crap.
    Geometry seems to be strange too. I could not get a decent
    chainline. (51.5mm with 107mm BB!!!)

    I have had enough of these cranks. After 1 month I could not get them to shift well. Couldn't get a decent chainline,
    could only use two rings (middle + top OR middle + granny).
    The cranks themseves seem fine, and relatively light and strong. But the chainrings.....either the layout of the
    crank and rings is strange or the rings are just pure
    crap.
    When teh crank was put on the bike I used teh existing
    113mm BB. But the chainline was horrible. Even on the
    Granny ring the chain was only straight around the 11T
    on the cassette!
    On teh largest chainring the chain would not stay on the
    ring if I shifted to even the 5th largest ring on the
    cassette...
    I changed to 107 BB and got the chain line to 51.5(!)
    and then could not shift between all three chainrings.

    I finally had to give in and 'upgrade' to Deore Hollowtech.
    The shifting is butter smooth and I can get on with riding
    again without worrying about little things like
    changing gears!

    Maybe it works better with 8 speed or lower, or with a
    grip shift front derailleur??

    I have learned my lesson the hard/expensive way.

    Having said this....anyone want to buy a (hardly) used
    set of FSA Power Pro crangs + rings????

    Similar Products Used: Truvative FireX, Shimano Deore Hollowtech, various cranks
    on older bikes.
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Peter   Weekend Warrior [Jan 08, 2002]
    Strength:

    Cheap
    Stiff

    Weakness:

    Heavy (heavier than my old cranks)

    I was 'forced' to buy these at Christmas to replace my
    Truvativ's which were damaged beyond repair at Christmas.
    It was that or go bikeless for the Christmas break!

    Anyway, they work, but are noticably heavier than my
    Truvativs. They shift adequately (not as well as
    my Truvativs) (and yes

    I use my bike mainly for commuting to work and grab the
    off-road chance when it comes. So these cranks will do
    till I break them.

    Like I said in teh strengths/weakness, they seem
    stiffer than the Truvativs but much heavier
    (I know it's only 100g heavier but I seem to have
    noticed...or aged!)

    Anyway, I only three chilli's: Average for the price...

    Similar Products Used: Truvativ Firex
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Adam White   Downhiller [Feb 18, 2004]
    Strength:

    Look Good (to an extent)
    Cheap - range of colours

    Weakness:

    Incredibly weak and horrible to ride.
    Huge amount of flex
    Bend/snap easy
    De-threads very quickly
    No guarantee

    I am a professional trials rider and i was extremely low on money and needed a new set of trials cranks and power pros where the cheapest "trials" option. Within a weak i had de-threated the pedal on the drive side and cranked and dented the non drive side. These felt horrible to ride although i might be doing things prehaps to extreme for the price i would expect it too cope with some abuse ( the biggest thing i did at the time i had them was 5ft drop, i didnt want to do any more as they make you hugly un-confident). Anyway dont get these, they are Seriously bad set of cranks although FSA genrally are an OK they have really let down big time with this. Go save a bit and buy better cranks please!!

    Similar Products Used: Truvativ, race face, middleburn, XTR.
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    tom macmillan   Weekend Warrior [Oct 16, 2002]
    Strength:

    Cheap and the arms are strongish

    Weakness:

    Square taper BB so the cranks come off really easily and they don't line up very well so there's a lot of rubbing. I'd prefer a fit and forget sort of thing.

    I wouldn't buy them if i were you but i guess they are ok for very light dirt riding if you're prepared to have to tighten them every ride. Good for the money though as the arms are nice and fat and the integrated spider works quite well. The rings are sh|te, never ever get the rings, they bend like very weak celery or something.

    Similar Products Used: crappy Cyclone ones which are even worse. I'm gonna get DMR Chieftans i hope.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Angus Tye   Cross Country Rider [Oct 15, 2001]
    Strength:

    price, simplicity.
    couried for 6 months, stood up fine
    good for money spent

    going against the grain, but in terms of personal experience, I am light so maybe different for bigger people, had no problems and stood up very well, considering price and time they have been used for.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Stuart   Weekend Warrior [Oct 14, 2001]
    Strength:

    Cheap, good looks, durable, weight.

    Weakness:

    Chainrings, flex, chainring bolt placement

    A good crank for the money. The chainrings they come with are pus, they shift OK but after 4 months of riding they are shark teeth. Also, the cranks have flexed enough for them to rub my chainstays. But still, I am a bit of a clydsedale, 100kg (220 lb), and they haven't broken or fatigued. Compared to everything else in the price range they are a mighty good crank. So if your on a tight budget they are ideal, especially if your into XC.

    Similar Products Used: STX RC,
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Adam Dyble   Weekend Warrior [Aug 09, 2001]
    Strength:

    Great for younger lighter riders such as my self. If you are quite light these will last you a while, enough time to save up for a more expensive pair at least.

    Weakness:

    Cannot be used by adults a few jumps and there gone.

    Good if your not heavy.

    Similar Products Used: shimano Deore
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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