Caramba Crank Older Cranks

Caramba Crank Older Cranks 

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Caramba Double Barrel Cranks

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 05, 2010]
Metalhead
Racer

Strength:

Super tough

Weakness:

Kind of squeaky

Really dig the 180 mm, they seem to be tough enough for me jumping on and off anything I can find in the city and the forest. I use the Power Lite 180 mm on one Free Agent Limo and Caramba 180 mm on another Free Agent Limo and they both keep up with my play style. Of coarse there are always those cases when the product was made on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon when the builder is in la la land but over all a great product. If you are looking for a 3 piece crank set you wont have to replace, try to find some of these.I am thinking about getting another set of double barrels so both bikes have them.
Any body know where to find a set in polished aluminum or black (new)

Similar Products Used:

Power Lite 3 piece cranks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 11, 2003]
donn escario
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

beautiful machine work, eye-catching design, lightweight, stiff, durable

Weakness:

none so far

I've had these cranks since '96/'97, and they're still as sweet as the day I bought 'em! ..excellent power transfer while keeping things light. Even though I ride aggressive cross-country, as opposed to freeriding etc., I've seen my fair share of jumps and drop-offs, and these cranks are still the sweetest.. I give 'em 10 chilis, burning in agony just to show how much I love these cranks!

Similar Products Used:

none like them

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 03, 2004]
Anthony G
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks---nothing looks cooler. Stiff, strong fairly light, and LOOKS!!! I got anodized orange which turn heads.

Weakness:

None- Not in business anymore

Buy them if you can find them. These cranks rock, they are stiff fairly light they look beyond awsome. They are not cheap but I would pay double what I paid and still be happy.

On the 1-5 Chili rating these are a 10+

Similar Products Used:

Shimano, Sugino

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 29, 2001]
carlos
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

stiffer than an erection.

get it? waaaaaaay stiff.

replaceable spider.

Weakness:

the Q factor was a bit high BUT we're not roadies!!!!!!!

stiffer than, ok already went over that.

i used them for about 2 years off and on. i loved my Syncros much more though so i went with the Syncros and sold the Double Barrels toa buddy of mine for cheap. he liked 'em better since the q factor was high and he's a big guy.

never hand a single problem.

i'll have to agree with the last guy, "not everyone should pick up a wrench". just because you work on your own bike doesn't mean you know what the hell you're doing. there are tons of qualified, that's the key, mechanics who have the knowledge. ask questions, let them know what's going on and and don't always assume a product failed because it sucked. some people ride like battering rams and need to accept that in the end, it's going to cost them.

Similar Products Used:

Syncros Forged Al cranks, still going strong....i'll never change!

XT's, not as shiny as the Syncros. but durable.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 06, 1999]
Dave H.
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

195mm length = awesome leverage. Seem strong under my 200lbs

Weakness:

Some say the Q-factor but it's never bothered me. Design requires arms be arrow straight.

I have a custom bike designed around long cranks. Selection over 180mm is limited. The Carambas fit the bill. Liked 'em so much, I bought 2 pair. (Keeping 2nd in box -- for my next bike.)

Similar Products Used:

Had Boone custom make me a pair of 202mm twists. Still riding them, but they just look frail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 03, 1997]
CHRIS
racer

I have used these incredible cranks for about 2 years now and have never experienced any problem with them. I used them for trials riding and x-c riding and they kick-ass. Super stiff, light and Phat looking too. Definitly 2 thumbs up.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 23, 1997]
Altoveese
cross-country rider

These cranx kick ass!! I had Grafton noodles for 5 years until I switched to the double barrels. I could feel the difference right away. Solid and stable. The cranx have held up to plenty of abuse...smashing into rocks, crashing etc. Be sure to run them on a narrow BB spindle because they are wide. I also recommend using a self extracting crank bolt system with these because the bolts are deeply recessed. These things are so hot. I'm sure you will love 'em, just try to keep them out of your ass!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 08, 2001]
belmont111
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Stiff. Stiff. Stiff.

Weakness:

None found (knock on wood)- but have not used them long, so I have not gotten the time and torture in yet...

Put these cranks on my rig with a White Industries Ti 110mm BB in between and Middleburn rings. Thing is incredibly responsive and stiff. When you are off the bike and you put a food on one pedal and push down hard- the FRAME flexes- not the drivetrain.... I actually feel like all the power that I am putting in is going to the right place.

Increasing my confidence and my acceleration. Could all be in my head- but so what? At least I am having fun! As soon as the ice melts a bit I will be able to see how well they take some drops- but if the White Industries/UN-72 (shimano XT) combo could handle it- these should do just fine.

What Fattt (next reviewer) said about the company is disheartening to say the least- as I would hate to have spent money on something that is not backed up- but maybe that is why I got them for half off retail.... Can't complain much, I guess. If I have problems, I will review again- but getting a big-time crankset for a bit over $100 is not a bad deal. You ride any crankset at your own risk.

Similar Products Used:

Suntour Pro XC, Shimano stx, lx, xt, White Industries (cheapo Japanese version...)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 29, 2000]
Dan
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

super strong, stiff, awsome looking

Weakness:

none!!!!!!!!!

I have had these for over a year and they still look new. I just bought a new pair for my other bike last week because they are the best. I would recomend them to anyone I am 200 plus.

Similar Products Used:

race face (broke)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 24, 2000]
Scott

Strength:

Stiff, light, sweet looking, quite, bombroof, interchangebale spyder

Weakness:

wide, expensive new.

As stiff as my turbine LPs with much LESS noise. Got to love $65 used/mint cond. Bottom line - bad@ass cranks, wouldn't jump them though from what I hear. 4.5 flaming chillis

Similar Products Used:

Race face LP, Syncros Revolutions, XT, White Bros.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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