[April Fools] Cane Creek Announces eeWings DIY Titanium Crankset

Apr 1, 2021
by Cane Creek  

PRESS RELEASE: Cane Creek Cycling Components

Asheville, NC -

Cane Creek Cycling Components is proud to announce the latest addition to our lineup of acclaimed eeWings Titanium cranks - the eeWings DIY. The eeWings DIY arrives in 9 individual unwelded pieces consisting of the same 3AL-2.5V and 6AL-4V titanium as the original eeWings crankset. The kit can then be assembled and welded by the rider - at home or wherever you have advanced welding equipment.

Expanding on a Legacy

The original eeWings cranks – launched in 2018 - are made entirely from high-grade titanium and are pre-welded for ultimate stiffness and durability while weighing in at less than 400 grams. They fall in the same weight range as premium carbon cranks but 20-30 percent stiffer and more durable. Cane Creek is so confident in the quality and durability of the eeWings that they are backed by a 10-year limited warranty*.

The eeWings DIY are a perfect addition to Cane Creek’s premium crank lineup. They are aimed at riders who prefer to service and customize their own bikes to a level typically only possible in advanced manufacturing settings.

bigquotes“We were really thinking about all of those riders out there doing full shock service at home. We figured if they have things like oil fill machines and compressed nitrogen in their garage, they probably also have tig welders and would prefer to weld their own cranks.” Luke Bukoski, Rider Engagement Director

Assembly of the eeWings DIY is simple. All that is required is a tig welder, a tank of argon gas, a titanium fill rod, protective equipment and advanced knowledge of technical welding.

"It's really straightforward,” said Brandon Blakely, Design Engineer at Cane Creek. “You just tig weld the joints using a titanium filler rod while purging Argon gas through the torch and back purging through the individual part to the backside of the weld. You do that to all of the joints ensuring a strong weld and then - bam - you’ve got a set of eeWings cranks."

The eeWings DIY are available for order on April 1 for $1499 with shipments expected to arrive to customers between June and August 2022.

*10-year warranty not available on eeWings DIY

Disclaimer: Welding just like mountain biking, is inherently dangerous. Failure to properly weld may result in injury then death. The durability, strength, appearance, and compatibility of eeWings DIY cranks will vary greatly depending on welding experience, patience, and tools available. Side effects of impersonating an expert welder include but are not limited to 1st thru 3rd degree burns, fire, oxygen deprivation, trouble breathing, loss of eyesight, blindness, and difficulty seeing. Be sure to protect yourself from yourself. Cane Creek is not responsible or liable for any eeWings DIY customer dissatisfaction – this one is on you. Instructions are sold separately but are currently unavailable. Ask your local bike shop if eeWings DIY are right for you... If you don’t have a proper or accurate source of information on bicycle products, consult the comment section on Pinkbike.com.

About Cane Creek Cycling Components:
Cane Creek Cycling Components is an employee owned manufacturer of premium cycling products headquartered in Fletcher, NC. As a company of riders we care very deeply about our customers, their satisfaction and their view of us. In the early 1990s, the internet wasn’t really a thing; blogs, internet trolls and cyber bullying didn’t exist, it was great! You could just ride your bike without worrying about geotagging, taking selfies or hunting KOMs. Times have changed, but the feeling of riding your favorite trail hasn’t! So don’t let the haters get you down and go ride your bike. Happy April fools everyone! If you can’t make fun of yourself you shouldn’t make fun of others. Cane Creek Cycling Components will continue to make the best possible products we can, because that is who we are and what we do. Keep riding, be nice, have fun and if you need any assistance along the way send us an email or give us a call, we are here to help - and so is our global network of Certified Suspension Service Centers.

Cane Creek Cycling Components - eeWings Titanium Cranks


  • 96 1
 ‘ If you don’t have a proper or accurate source of information on bicycle products, consult the comment section on Pinkbike.com.’

We have a winner.
  • 10 0
 And you know the best ones always start with "as an engineer". LOL
  • 1 0
 @noapathy: As an engineer I can confirm your statement Razz
  • 1 0
 As an engineer... You normally use Helium as the shielding gas on Titanium...
  • 52 0
 Oh my goodness. People spent more time and energy on today’s joke articles than the last week of stuff combined. They just keep coming.
  • 39 0
 Love the not-so-subtle shade thrown at all the people complaining about not being able to service their own shocks.
  • 4 0
 "I'm a home mechanic, I service my suspension every day!"
  • 32 0
 Given the number of welding experts under every alloy bike article PB releases, these should sell like hot cakes.
  • 20 0
 "If you don’t have a proper or accurate source of information on bicycle products, consult the comment section on Pinkbike.com." Exactly! The comments section is also where I go for reliable information on vaccines, climate science, and world politics!
  • 5 0
 And puns.
  • 2 1
 @RonSauce: most of us are here for the puns
  • 1 0
 @Lokirides don’t forget nutrition, weight loss, body image, mental health, and trail etiquette...
  • 18 0
 ‘Instruction sold separately but are currently unavailable’
-slow clap. You folks win
  • 17 1
 LOL. This is the best one I've seen yet.
  • 12 0
 I can't decide what's better; the Employee of the Month poster or the bottle of argon gas.
  • 1 0
 He was Employee of the Month recently - I think the poster might be real.
  • 13 0
 JB Weld gonna work?
  • 9 0
 "28. what the..." right at the end got me, brilliant wee dig at a certain somebody.
  • 1 0
 I was dying laughing.
  • 10 0
 "I AM the expert!"
  • 9 0
 That Dub BB size. Love it!
  • 5 0
 I got to do a prototype test of these! I think the best feature is that this allows custom variable crank arm alignment. I was able to precisely align spindle place the crank arms 182.89° rather than the standard 180° to accommodate a leg length discrepancy. This is really a boon for people looking for custom options outside of the 'standards' that the industry pushes on us.
  • 9 1
 The unfinished cost more than the finished version?
  • 10 1
 That's cuz you're gonna screw it up and have to send it back to get fixed.
  • 1 0
 that's normal, don't you think so?
  • 7 0
 You're paying extra for a premium user experience!
  • 6 0
 The at home experts probably don't even see the humor in this amazing video.
  • 6 0
 I love how they showcase the finished product. Such clean welds and burn throughs!
  • 5 0
 I would have added some sinusoidal phase de-couplers to reduce the fluorescent score motion of the hydrocptic marsel vanes.
  • 5 0
 My eeWings are set to arrive in the mail today........I hope to god they aren't the DIY version.
  • 5 0
 If IKEA made mountain bikes...
  • 4 0
 For a second I was like “WTF” then I remembered to check the date..
  • 4 0
 It’s like building a lightsaber, but for your bike :’)
  • 4 1
 Joke's on them, i actually do have a TIG setup with argon in the garage. Custom V-twin crank timing here I come!
  • 3 1
 Ill let them service my shock when they figure out how to make a decent split ring.
  • 3 1
 I would like to see some photos of the completed assembly by a DIY'er
  • 2 0
 They nailed the shipping estimate Big Grin
  • 2 1
 If it's like their suspension, you'll have to send it in for welding anyways.
  • 1 0
 Seriously though, give it a realistic price and I would buy a DIY eeWing kit in a heartbeat!
  • 2 0
 I'm okay with this. How much?
  • 1 0
 Wait... Wut ?


had me for a second there Wink
  • 1 0
 lol. you know i dont believe any article on PB today
  • 1 0
 Haha, that's what the Weldbond glue is for, dummy! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 This wins!
  • 1 0
 As a hobby TIG welder this would actually turn my crank
  • 1 0
 @canecreek get going with the steel eewings yo
  • 1 0
 there's a level of shade in here that brings me back to when I lived in NC
  • 1 0
 Nice try
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 This is amazing.
  • 1 1
 didnt watch the video haha
  • 1 0
 Did you look at your calendar today?
  • 2 0

I DID NOT! i hate myself.
  • 1 0
 wait - april fools F***
  • 1 0
 Laughing so hard!
  • 1 0
 And the butchered crankset at the end of the video HA Ha HA! Oh my!!!
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