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Pyro Carbon Fiber Cranks

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ned   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 20, 1999]
Strength:

cool looking, competetively light, stiff,

Weakness:

FELL APART!,
high-ish Q-factor

Fell apart w/ no provocation. The aluminum pedal insert delaminated from the carbon. Happily, self-destruction was gradual (was able to ride 15 miles out before pedal finally detached completely), thanks to the aluminum skeleton which runs the length of the crank inside the carbon. Loved these cranks until this weekend. Will attempt to get 'em replaced on warranty. Hopefully this was just a freak occurence. I will give 'em 1 more shot. One star, to counter my previous (under another alias) 5-star review. Never broken any crank before, and I am not happy.

Similar Products Used: Shimano, Rhino
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Bob   weekend warrior [Sep 18, 1998]

They also have a less expensive version available (for us not-so-rich folk) which you can check out at their website, http://www.waahooo.com/index.htm They look awesome, I can't wait till I have enough dough to buy these babies! Now I just wish my company was busy enough to give me some overtime pay...

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5
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David   weekend warrior [Sep 18, 1998]

Well, I have known these people, managers and engineers, since 1996. At
that time, they were struggling with the thermoplastic MTB frame. It was
not their design but they were just trying to refine it. So far, as I have
been a test rider( I usually pay less, this is a so-called test rider) for a
long time, I have found no major problem on their MTB frame. During Taipei
Show 1998, I purchased a set of their CM212/3. They did not give me the
room to have a free set, even though I had been a friend for them for more
than 2 years. For this, I have to complain at them. O.K. The NT$4,XXX.00
paid was not a waste of money. I replaced my XTR with this CM213. It has
been working very well since that time. Stiffness is superior to any crank
I have tried. I can feel my pedalling force greater - perhaps it is the
result of its light weight and stiffness. The finish is the most exquisite
carbon finish I have seen among the bike products - not a decoration under
thick clear coat but a pure carbon fabric looking - splendid!!!! I asked
them why they did not want to paint the clear coat. Their reply was funny
Simply, we do not have enough people to do the painting jobs, so we have to
make the molding condition perfect. Very smart and good thoughts. I give
not only the product five chilis but also these youngmen five chilis.. My
pleasure to be with them, always.

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5
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Dave   cross-country rider [Sep 28, 1998]

Got these cranks from Steve Lee for free. When I first picked them up, I was astonished at their lightweight and good looks. After installing them, I went for a short ride and then the next day went for a long ride on rocky, hilly terrain. The cranks did not absorb much of the vibrations which made them get really loose. But at the same time, I had not had a chance to tighten them appropriately so this is mostly my fault. I got home from that ride and tightened the cranks more and they rode great. They creaked for a few more hours, until the aluminum around the spindle changed its shape a little. Now they are so quite and run great. The energy transfer is so much better then anything then anything I have tried prior to these. And they can take a pounding regardless of what the guy below me says. I two races this weekend and Sunday was really rough and I fell a few times on rocks. The cranks don't even have a scratch. These are really tough cranks. Everyone should try them.For those of you with doubts about carbon fiber, dismiss them all. I play hockey and have used graphite and carbon sticks. I know how strong these things are and how much they can take. Carbon is very durable if used correctly and not too thin, Gigantix has come up with a manufacturing method that takes full advantage of Carbon, making a lightweight and highly durable crankset.Five five-alarm-barn-burning chilis!!!!!

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Kyle   racer [Sep 24, 1998]

I just got these in the mail so I only have a few days of riding on them, but so far they have exceded my expectations. I was a little leary at first about putting these on my bike, but I will have no worries from now on. My cross country bike is out of commision right now so I installed them on my downhill bike and went on an urban assault to try them out. 10-15 loading docks later I really started to trust them. Yesterday I took them off road for the first time to my favorite downhill where the Cannondale DH team does some of their testing. It is jam packed with rocks and severe dropoffs, no problems what so ever to report. I still have tagged them on a rock yet so I don't know how they will hold up to an impact, I will probably give another review in a couple of weeks.

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5
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Jeff Malkowicz   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 06, 1999]
Strength:

Nice Looks
stiffness
weight
Price

Weakness:

no glossy finish
no local dealers

I don't know why all the flames are burning this place to a crisp, I have had these cranks for a while now and havn't had any problems except for the occasional tightening. They are stiff, and the look really nice. I have abused them without any creaking or breaking. And I received pretty quickly from Bills Bikes. I didn't have any problems with anything, good solid product, and cheaper than the FSA's that look like the same thing.I would give 4.5 just because they don't come glossy

Similar Products Used: just other non carbon cranks
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Tryad Vador   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 1999]
Strength:

price,looks

Weakness:

spider,cuctomer service

The cranks looked ok except a couple of flaws where they didnt get excess off(no big deal)I recieved them in the mail quickly enough.I had my local bike shop install them. They informed me that the spider was warped.At wich time I gave them the # to call bills bikes ,they did with no reply So I tryed for three weeks with no reply then finaly received a message from them saying for a new spider it would cost me 20.00 So much for there warantee and customer service.SO I emailed them and told them it was defective (again) No reply and Im still waiting .This has gone on now for over 4 months please do your buisiness else where.I thought it was a good value and I was helping the little guy,well from now on Im sticking with the big fish.Im gonna kiss my 200.00 away and buy ZIPP carbon cranks(at least a company that stands behind there product.

Similar Products Used: shimano xt
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1
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Shaun Green   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 01, 1999]
Weakness:

These cranks suck... The quality stinks and mine like the review before mine also fell apart in the exact same place... This is a BIG RIP-OFF and so is Bill's bike's that sold them to me... I can kiss my money goodbye...

STAY AWAY FROM THIS VERY INFERIOR PRODUCT OR TRY THEM YOURSELF IF YOU LIKE THE LOOKS AND YOU DON'T RIDE MUCH... IF YOU DO RIDE A LOT AND HARD THEN FORGET THESE LIGHTWEIGHTS.... ONE STAR BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS TO BE GIVEN...

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Flanny   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2000]
Strength:

Very cool.

Weakness:

They break

Same failure as below, juts happened this weekend. I was also lucky in that I noticed the loose pedal ono a pre ride inspection! (whew!)

Until this weekend I thought the cranks were awesome! But if they break...That's no good. Anyway OGD is supposed to warantee them so....I'll see how quickly I get them back.

Similar Products Used: Race Face, Shimano
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Stephen   Racer [Aug 03, 2000]
Strength:

Look good, Stiff

Weakness:

They Break !

I Finally got new ones after 2 MONTH of waiting. !!
I should have bought XTR !!!

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
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2
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2
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