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  1. Drivetrain
    My bike currently has a DUB press fit BB92 BB (PIvot Mach 5.5), and I'd really like to get some 150-155mm cranks. Canfield cranks seem to be one of very few options and seem like a great choice, except that they are GXP. I know I can get a GXP BB for my bike, but...isn't GXP kind of obsolete and...
  2. Drivetrain
    I recently got a bike with a standard FSA Alpha Drive crankset, which has a notorious reputation as being pretty flimsy. Keen to upgrade my cranks but other FSA, Race Face and Shimano (between $350-450NZD) options are pretty expensive and close to what I would pay for upgrading my group set for...
  3. Misc Components
    The Rotor product line continues to grow on both the road and MTB side. While best known for their oval chainrings for mountain and road, Spain's Rotor Bike Components has an ever-expanding product range that includes everything from a complete road drivetrain to some very sexy looking MTB...
  4. General Discussion
    If you ask any rider what looks classy on a bike, many would respond "titanium tastefully done." The material is light and in the right hands can be made stiff and exceptionally durable. Cane Creek looks to have done just that, releasing a new premium crankset called eeWings. They are crafted...
  5. General Discussion
    There are few headaches in the bike world like the current bottom bracket landscape. SRAM aims to unify the current sea of standards with one system without introducing a new shell standard. It is a lofty goal indeed but one worth pursuing. It seems that building up a bike these days is fun...
  6. General Discussion
    FSA's new cranks use a modular design that allows them to be easily transferred from bike to bike. WIth a simple lockring removal tool (which also fits Cannondale Hollowgram cranks), you can fit either a 1x or 2x chainring. You can also insert or remove a spacer to adapt the to accommodate...
  7. Misc Components
    What is it The Praxis Cadet is a solid forged aluminum crankset. It's intended for 1x specific drivetrains and uses a SRAM compatible 3-bolt direct mount interface. Crankarms are available in either 170mm or 175mm lengths. There is no boost specific version. Depending on your chainline, you...
  8. Misc Components
    Praxis is a Santa Cruz, California-based company with its foundations rooted in research and development. They came up with the 11-40 wide range 10-speed cassette in 2015 that gave many riders a reliable and cost-effective 1x gearing solution. Since then, they've expanded their line-up...
  9. Misc Components
    The crew from Fox Racing Shox took us out for a test ride near the Race Face R&D office in Scotts Valley, CA. Race Face History In March, 2011, Race Face shut down its operations. Reports were sales orders were strong but bad accounting practices put the 18-year old company in a perilous...
  10. Misc Components
    The Next SL Cranks come in Yeti blue, KTM Orange, Honda Red, and Henry Ford Black (click to enlarge). While Race Face already had some of the lightest enduro rated cranks on the market in the form of the Next SL cranks, the brand went back to the drawing board to find news ways to help reduce...
  11. Misc Components
    The Praxis Lyft carbon crankset is also new for 2016, featuring hollow carbon construction (click to enlarge). Praxis Works came to life six years ago, manufacturing high quality after-market chainrings. Since then, the Santa Cruz, California-based company has expanded its product breadth...
  12. Misc Components
    Rotor has successfully brought back the oval chainring with proven science and results. This Spanish company has continued to innovate with incredibly light and stiff cranks mated with their oval rings. For us, the oval rings relieve stress on the knees and hips and increase output, while...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Project 321 made a name for itself with adaptors so you can use Cannondale Lefty forks on other bikes. Now they're back with their own US-made hubset, as well as a new hub for the Cannondale Lefty SuperMax fork. Owner Jake Liles also offer some sweet custom-anodized versions of the Cannondale...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Rotor Bike Components Research Specialist Christie O'Hara steps into the Mtbr booth to showcase the Rex mountain bike line. Rotor's entire mountain bike line has been redesigned for 2014 with new graphics and shapes, with the goal of lightening up the line and enhancing durability. On deck are...
  15. General Discussion
    MRP, the leader in chain management devices, introduces the new 2x guide for 2-chainring MTB cranks (say "two-by"). In development for almost two years, the 2x utilizes our patented integrated skid chainring protection and introduces a new patent-pending dual pulley tensioning system. The 2x...
  16. Drivetrain
    Has anyone had experience with Gebhardt cranks? (I'd post a link but mtbr won't let me :madman:... try googling "gebhardt" and "cz") I'm looking for options for cranks in the 185-190mm range and there ain't many to choose from. These Czech numbers look interesting but there is nary a review on...
  17. General Discussion
    Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been testing the Race Face NEXT XC crankset for 3 months now, and it is very lightweight, highly engineered, very trick looking, and best of all it is extremely stiff. Happiness is a nice Stiff one...
  18. General Discussion
    The Quick: The Good: Light - 970g for 68/73 shell 165mm crank/ 38T ring/BB - no bash ring Solid build - Strong, well designed - Can with stand impacts Easy to install and remove Very little to no flex The Bad: "is a limited edition product" Self Puller cap can back out if not lock...
  19. new Crank Bros. Cobalt crankset

    cutaway shot of new cranks. Black arm is aluminum, silver is stainless, both fused together. Spider is molded into right arm. ISIS BB. MSRP ~ $400. 175mm 605g w/rings
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