Recently I started the construction of my street bike for the year, and it has some unique features about it. One of which is a mid bottom bracket, meaning I was forced to use press in bottom bracket cups. This application limited me to BMX style cranks, however, doing a test on BMX cranks would not help you all mountain, freeride, and downhill riders out at all.
Deity has been slaving for 2.5 years on the Vendetta crankset, and after a few quick chats with Eric at Deity, I had my cranks picked out.Click here for information on the Vendetta Crankset...
Simply stated, the Vendetta Crankset is NOT a BMX crankset, Deity
even states it on their site. Compatible with 68, 73, and 83mm bottom brackets, the Vendetta Crankset has a BMX style construction, but features everything a mountain biker would need, while still being applicable to BMX style bikes.
After 2.5 years of designing, testing, and refining the Vendetta Crankset is finally ready. Deity's goal was to create one of the lightest cr-mo Cranksets on the market, that offered the deepest range of chainline adjustment, a must have for mountain bike riders. The 3 piece design uses a spindle, either cr-mo or titanium, and 2-170mm crank arms, the Vendetta cranks are as basic as it comes. Out of the box the Vendetta Crankset has installation instructions, bolts, spacers, dust caps, and even grease. They feature Deity's own home grown ABS Preload system, Bearing blowout spacers
, and self extracting crankbolts
. The Vendetta Crankset is all held together with 7075 T6 Hardware, to ensure a strong and sturdy hold.
The installation instructions are dead easy, and if followed correctly guarantee a perfect installation. The instructions even include notes about using other features of the cranks, and the necessary steps to take to ensure they are correct. The final, and probably most strenuous step of installing 3 piece cranks is actually the easiest, which shows me that Deity has put some serious thought into this set up.
While combining visual aesthetics along with a general knowledge base, the Vendetta cranks are extremely light. The kit I installed weighted in at 873 Grams with all the necessary parts, and the cr-mo spindle. Deity also has Titanium spindles available in limited quantity, which brings the kit weight down to 754 grams (119gram savings). Available in powder coated Black, Grey and White, the Vendetta cranks use Deity's 3 classic colors. While providing you with a very durable finish, Deity ensures the Vendetta crank set will last you with their very reasonable warranty. The Vendetta Crankset
has a Lifetime Warranty on the Crank Arms, and spindle, and a 50% crash replacement program. As well, Deity ensures the Vendetta crankset has exceptional ankle clearance, and an extremely small stack height on the spline bosses.
Simply put if you're in the market for strong, reliable, and unique cranks, take a peek at the Vendetta crankset. Not to many companies can ensure their cranks will fit on all your bikes, however, with Deity's system there is no reason why they wont.
Along with the Vendetta Crankset I also picked up a Termite 28 tooth sprocket
from Deity. Seeing as the Termite 28 tooth sprocket was designed by the same company, there was no reason why it wouldn't work flawlessly. The Termite 28 tooth sprocket weighs 85 grams, and is machined out of 7075 T6 Aluminum as well. It was designed for single speed use, and features 6 mounting positions so you can keep your sprockets tooth wear to a minimum.
The Termite 28 tooth sprocket is 6.35mm wide, and undergoes the same clear coating process as the cranks for increased durability. It is available in a 25 tooth as well, which weighs 70 grams. Seeing as the Vendetta Crankset works on all bikes, Deity also produced the Alibi 4B
and the Alibi LT
. The 4B was designed for use with chainguides and bash rings, while the LT was designed for use with e13 LG1
, and MRP G2
The Vendetta cranks
can be purchased through any Deity retailer or from Deity's own online store, and they retail for $195USD. The Termite 28
tooth sprocket will run you $48USD. So next time you're in the market for some cranks, regardless of what bike you're running, check out Deity Components
. They may have something you're looking for.