Azonic 454 Crankset

DESCRIPTION

100% 4130 chromoly arms with the same unsurpassed quality that the Azonic brand name is known for. The arms have an incorporated pinch bolt mechanism that will keep these cranks tight in all types of riding conditions. The spindle is made of 4140 chromoly, which is one of the most durable materials in the industry. This crank set is offered for MTB bottom brackets as well as a standard BMX bottom bracket. Lengths: BMX - 165mm, 170mm, 175mm, 180mm 182.5mm or 185mm. MTB - 165mm, 170mm. Spider 94mm or 110mm

USER REVIEWS

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[May 17, 2019]
BigBossDaddyMan


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

A strong and easy to install crankset. I own 4 sets of these cranks and never had a problem with them. I have 2 on my mtb's and 2 on my bmx's. I weigh 265 so I put them through the stress test. GT, redline, Haro, and others have used this same crank arm style.

Weakness:

I found none.

Price Paid:
50.00
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2005
[Sep 22, 2005]
Chris Dornbach
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

BOMB PROOF AND RIDGED AS HELL!!!!

Weakness:

Azonic may make some sweet components but as a company they SUCK!!! The directions on these things are all wrong and Azonic never would return any of my replies asking if they had any corrected versions, it's been months!... If you're not a mechanically minded person and don't want to pay someone to set these up don't buy them, Azonic will not help you. If you have a pair and need help email me and I'll help you if you cant figure it out. As far as the cranks are concerned, Azonic and their directions are the only weaknesses...

I'm so Pissed at Azonic I can't see straight... but if you want a tough a** crank and don't mind paying a shop or figuring out how to install them (they have like 20 different dumb a** spacers that go between everything and you're going to need a press or maybe a rubber malet)they are the the the RonCo of tough cranks..."Set it and forget it."

Similar Products Used:

Race Face: LP Turbines, Prodogy, and DH... Race Face by the way has sweet customer service!!!

[Dec 17, 2001]
ChRiS
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5

Azonic is one of our sponsors for team speeDH, so i got em at a might good price :) Really nice look, no flex and hold up great. Like trent up there said, at first there pretty hard to set up right, if you dont space it right the big spacer disc's rub on the BB part. Once set up right they work great with no problems. Five chilies for Azonic!
Also wanna say hey to "West Coast Chris" an employee friend of mine there

[Dec 17, 2001]
Trent Mitchell
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Thats all there is....Strength!

Weakness:

Ease of setup. Unless you've installed these a few times, they are really confusing. It would have been better if they would have just made the axle one constant diameter instead of tapering to a bigger diameter after the splines.

Once you get these things set up don't mess with them. They are absolutely bomb proof. I have jammed these things in to rocks with hardly even so much as a scratch. I have even jacked them into a rock that was right at bottom bracket height that stopped the bike (i kept going) and they are still perfectly straight. These are a one time purchase deal. you'll never need anything else. They are heavy though. These are not for cross country bikes.

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Profile and Solid

[Feb 08, 2006]
dominic
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

they are big and beefie and theye ride smooth as hell. there as strong as profile dont go loose all the time and are just plain kick ass

Weakness:

it comes with a 5 screw spider 110 millimeter so its hard to find products that fit it. there a pain to rig up with a chain guide.

there an awsome pair of cranks and they are worth every dollar, and penny. they are awsome for dirt jumping and trails. if your low on cash and would rather cut your arm of then buy a crappy pair of truvativs then GO WITH AZONIX!!!

Similar Products Used:

no ting

[Feb 12, 2002]
Josh
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Strong as yo mama
-Shiny
-Adjustable Chain line
-don't need crank puller to remove

Weakness:

-uhh, heavy?

Bottom line, I will die before these cranks do. It's scary to even think of a situation that would harm these cranks. My only complaint is that the spider bolt was cheesy aluminum and got all stripped out, so I replaced it with a Sears Hardware one that was twice as long, and it hasn't come loose yet. Also, it took like four hours to install, make sure you have enough spacers between the bearings to match your BB shell width, then use the rest to space the chainline. Buy a pair today, and have one less thing to worry about breaking.

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Shimano LX

[Oct 26, 2003]
john wyman
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

berly to all linghts, masive bottem braket i top the scales at 165 and the product hasint failed yet.

Weakness:

none that i have found

the stifist crank you will ever find. i have riped masive 30's and 35 ft drope's with no twikes bends or craks. i am stoked over this crank it out lasted my merlyn 8in fork wich i blew out the stanction threw the sidewall after a 35ft drop..... I LOVE THIS CRANK.

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shimono xtr, shimono xt,true vative

[Jan 21, 2002]
Nick

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff, strong, and they've got more minerals than you do. These cranks are seriously stiffer than anything I've ever experienced. I use them for urban trials, and the concrete suffers more than they do when the arms hit ledges. You can adjust how hard it is to turn the cranks for no-foot moves and such. Totally tunable chainline. The pinch bolts are much better than a press-fit system for keeping the cranks tight. Price!!

Weakness:

Why don't they come with instructions? If you use the thin spacers, be sure to put them between two thicker spacers or up against the discs that cover the BB shell. If they're up against the crank arm, they'll deform and screw with the rotation of the crank. I also had problems with friction between the spacers causing the cups to loosen, freezing up the crank- I managed to fix this by greasing the contact areas. There's also the weight thing, but if you feel like never having to ever worry about your cranks, it's worth it. Despite the pinch bolts, mine occasionally come loose. They're easy enough to re-tighten.

These are really fantastic cranks for the money. Strong, strong, strong, stiff, and shiny. Performance-wise, they are flawless once you've got them set up, but that's the trick. Like the reviewer below said, once you have them working, try not to screw with them too much. Perfect for heavy and/or destructive riders who are sick of cranks loosening and bending, and don't mind an extra pound or so.
-1 chili overall for the lack of directions and difficult setup, and lack of tech support on the Azonic website.

By the way, these are the exact same crank as the Kona Bulge, so get whichever one is cheapest.

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Raceface Turbines, old TNT tubular titaniums, LX hollowtechs, have tested Truvativ Hussefelts and Raceface Northshores

[Oct 19, 2002]
Bryan Lord
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Built just like a Profile crank set.. the BMX style design makes for a tough crank set.

Weakness:

bearings supplies with set are low grade cheap bearings. like to see them spend $5 more and put some decent quality bearings for the retail price of the units.

good solid cranks for the serious Freeride or DH rig. Dont like the cheap bearings used but very solid cranks all and all.

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[Sep 29, 2002]
b
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong, cheap, pinch bolts make them easy to work on, look great.

Weakness:

Only 1 bearing in non-drive cup, un-machined face on inside of drive crank gouges chainwheel causing wobble (chainguide rub), sh|tty assortment of spacers included with cranks,

For the money you can't go wrong but plan on rigging them to get them right. I added a second bearing to the non-drive cup and turned the center spacer down on a lathe. I then ditched the aluminum end cups that only fit the smaller diameter of the spindle as they make setup difficult and used more spacers. A lot of people install them wrong and preload the bearings, but if you take care to not preload them, they will last a while. After a while the un-machined surface that the chainwheel/spider mounts too will gouge the ring and make it wobble. Nothing a little hammering to the spider/ring won't fix. After all these modifications they were perfect. Bad rating for Azonic not doing it right in the first place.

Similar Products Used:

Block 8 (same as azonic but refined), profiles, primo powerbite, traditional alloy/square tapers

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