Tags: Cranks
Race Face    Aug 14, 2019
Race Face Launches Aeffect R Cranks, Dropper Post, & Lever Race Face Launches Aeffect R Cranks, Dropper Post, & Lever
Race Face expands their range of products with the mid-range all mountain and enduro focused Aeffect R crankset, dropper post, and lever.
   Jul 17, 2019
FSA Announces Details for PowerBox Power Meter Crankset FSA Announces Details for PowerBox Power Meter Crankset
FSA's new PowerBox carbon power meter crankset allows the user to pick and choose from multiple data upgrades.
Mike Levy    Jun 26, 2019
Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings Review: Crankbrothers' Candy 7 Pedals Have Wings
We review Crankbrothers' Candy pedal, a mid-sized, kinda-has-a-platform-but-mostly-doesn't offering that's popular with trail riders.
James Smurthwaite    May 31, 2019
Video: Rotor Launches Kapic Cranks in Carbon Video: Rotor Launches Kapic Cranks in Carbon
A first foray into carbon for Rotor sees more than 100 grams dropped from their XC race cranks.
Mike Kazimer    May 23, 2019
SRAM Announces New DH Cranks & Colab With Troy Lee Designs SRAM Announces New DH Cranks & Colab With Troy Lee Designs
SRAM's DH cranks are now DUB bottom bracket compatible, and Truvativ and TLD have teamed up to make a line of flashy cranks and handlebars.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2019
The Lightest Carbon Crankset and a Magnetic Hip Pack - Sea Otter 2019 The Lightest Carbon Crankset and a Magnetic Hip Pack - Sea Otter 2019
Ultra-light cranks, carbon and aluminum hybrid rims, and magnets that help keep you hydrated.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 11, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks Review: e*thirteen's Updated LG1R Carbon Cranks
e*thirteen's LG1R cranks are light, stiff, and designed to withstand the punishing conditions found on the World Cup DH circuit.
DMR Bikes    Mar 26, 2019
Video: DMR Announces AXE Crank with Sideways Action from Brendan Fairclough & Olly Wilkins Video: DMR Announces AXE Crank with Sideways Action from Brendan Fairclough & Olly Wilkins
Olly and Bren take every opportunity they can to put their bikes sideways and present DMR's new Axe crank.
Race Face    Mar 25, 2019
Race Face Announces New Next SL Crankset Race Face Announces New Next SL Crankset
The Canadian brand's new XC/Trail carbon cranks weigh in at 428 grams.
Mike Levy    Mar 20, 2019
Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks Review: 1 Year on Cane Creek's Ultra-Light Titanium eeWings Cranks
After nearly a full year of abuse, it's time to find out how these spendy arms have held up.
Paul Aston    Jan 24, 2019
Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling Review: HXR's Easy Shift Crankset Changes Gears Without Pedaling
HXR's Easy Shift crankset places a freewheel in your cranks, and blocks the wheel's freehub, allowing you to shift at any time when rolling or pedaling.
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 7, 2018
ROTOR Raptor Crankset & MET Parachute - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway ROTOR Raptor Crankset & MET Parachute - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Today's advent prize combo is perfect for downhill riders. Click here to enter for your chance to win.
Alex Evans    Jul 10, 2018
New Tech From FSA, Marin, Kask, & Koo - Eurobike 2018 New Tech From FSA, Marin, Kask, & Koo - Eurobike 2018
FSA's New Cranks & Wheels, Marin's Alcatraz DJ Bike, and more!
Alex Evans    Jul 6, 2018
Tech Briefing: A Handlebar Bonanza, Crank Protectors, New Bikes & More - July 2018 Tech Briefing: A Handlebar Bonanza, Crank Protectors, New Bikes & More - July 2018
A monthly round-up of all the latest tech - including gear from Marin, Gemini, Kona, Raceface and more.
Pinkbike Staff    Jul 3, 2018
Winner of the Rotor Crankset from the EWS Austria/Slovenia Fantasy Contest Announced Winner of the Rotor Crankset from the EWS Austria/Slovenia Fantasy Contest Announced
Find out who will be receiving a crankset from Rotor after predicting the men and women's races correctly at last weekend's Enduro World Series event in Austria and Slovenia.
All Mountain Style    Jun 18, 2018
AMS Announces 'Crank Defenders' Crank Boots AMS Announces 'Crank Defenders' Crank Boots
Weighing just 18 grams, the AMS Crank Defenders look like an elegant solution to protect expensive carbon cranks from ground strikes.
Paul Aston    May 10, 2018
Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review
Oval rings for enduro? We give Rotor's made-in-Spain R-Hawk crankset a try.
Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2018
Cane Creek's Titanium Enduro Crankset - First Look Cane Creek's Titanium Enduro Crankset - First Look
Carbon a little too common for you? Cane Creek's eeWings titanium crankset weighs just 400-grams and is made for enduro use.
HxR Components    Feb 26, 2018
New Freewheel & References for the Easy Shift Crankset New Freewheel & References for the Easy Shift Crankset
The Easy Shift Crankset was inspired by trial bikes with an integrated freewheel and fix rear hub allow you to change gear at any time without pedaling.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 16, 2018
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
SRAM's new cranksets have a new spindle size and a revised bottom bracket design, but they'll fit into any frame.
Pinkbike Staff    Jan 9, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Carbon Cranks, Winter Bike Setup, and Slow-Rolling Tires Ask Pinkbike: Carbon Cranks, Winter Bike Setup, and Slow-Rolling Tires
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 9, 2018
Race Face Next R Cranks - Review Race Face Next R Cranks - Review
Race Face's Next R cranks weigh less than a pound, but they're still designed to take a beating.
Paul Aston    Sep 1, 2017
Rotor's New RVolver Hub System and Dual Power Meter Cranks - Eurobike 2017 Rotor's New RVolver Hub System and Dual Power Meter Cranks - Eurobike 2017
Rotor unveils their patent pending floating-clutch hub system.
   Aug 2, 2017
Tippie Rides Rotor's R-Hawk Crank System Tippie Rides Rotor's R-Hawk Crank System
Rotor's R-Hawk crank system is a little different from the rest, just like Tippie.
SRAM    Jun 12, 2017
Truvativ Introduces New Descendant and Stylo Cranks Truvativ Introduces New Descendant and Stylo Cranks
Available in either carbon or aluminum, the Descendant and Stylo cranks have a new look.
Mike Levy    Mar 25, 2017
Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show Alex Rims, Shimano's E-Bike Motor, Miranda XMOD Crankset - Taipei Cycle Show
A carbon BMX rim, Shimano's E8000 motor, and a crankset from Miranda that can fit nearly every bike out there.
Paul Aston    Mar 14, 2017
Rotor RHawk Cranks - First Look Rotor RHawk Cranks - First Look
An innovative aluminum crankset from the first name in oval chainrings.
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 4, 2016
Win a Truvativ Descendant Crankset, Bar and Stem - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway Win a Truvativ Descendant Crankset, Bar and Stem - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
How does a full Truvativ Descendant Group worth $555 sound? To get your hands on the Carbon crankset, riser bar and stem, get entered in today's advent for your chance to win.
Paul Aston    Nov 10, 2016
DMR Axe Cranks - Review DMR Axe Cranks - Review
Does DMR's crankset stand up to the trails?
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2016
Cane Creek's New Remotes and FSA's Power Meter Cranks - Eurobike 2016 Cane Creek's New Remotes and FSA's Power Meter Cranks - Eurobike 2016
Cane Creek has two new remotes - one for their shock and another to control a dropper post - and FSA shows off their power meter cranks and Afterburner WideR wheelset.
AJ Barlas    Jul 18, 2016
Blackspire Badger C Carbon Crankset - Review Blackspire Badger C Carbon Crankset - Review
There might be another option to consider when talking about carbon fiber cranksets.
Vernon Felton    Apr 12, 2016
FSA Launches New Modular Cranks - First Look FSA Launches New Modular Cranks - First Look
A future-proof crankset? FSA says that's true for each of its four new cranksets.
Mike Levy    Mar 2, 2016
Praxis' New Carbon Cranks and Tiny Chain Guide - Taipei Show 2016 Praxis' New Carbon Cranks and Tiny Chain Guide - Taipei Show 2016
Praxis' first carbon fiber crankset promises to be among the lightest on the market.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 2, 2016
Race Face Atlas Cinch Crankset - Review Race Face Atlas Cinch Crankset - Review
We give Race Face's burliest aluminum crankset a solid thrashing.
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 4, 2015
Win Race Face Next SL Crankset and 35mm Cockpit - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway Win Race Face Next SL Crankset and 35mm Cockpit - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Today we are going to make one lucky person's bike lighter and faster thanks to Race Face and their Next SL Cranks, Next handlebar and Turbine 35mm stem, enter to win inside.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 2, 2015
Absolute Black Oval Chainring for Race Face Cinch Cranksets - Review Absolute Black Oval Chainring for Race Face Cinch Cranksets - Review
Turbine Cinch's splined, quick-change spider interface makes it possible to adjust the timing of Absolute Black's oval chainrings.
Mike Levy    Apr 16, 2015
e*thirteen's Radical Cassette and New Carbon Cranks - Sea Otter 2015 e*thirteen's Radical Cassette and New Carbon Cranks - Sea Otter 2015
The EXP cassette will feature a 9 tooth cog and be available in ten, eleven, and a downhill-specific, eight speed version.
Hope Technology    Jan 27, 2015
Video: Making Hope Cranks Video: Making Hope Cranks
A tour of the Hope Tech factory to see what goes into making their new cranks.
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Paul Aston    Jan 16, 2015
First Look - Hope Technology Cranks First Look - Hope Technology Cranks
The long awaited cranks from the aluminium specialists in Barnoldswick have arrived.
flag Jay Schultz    Nov 13, 2014
Cranksgiving 2014 Cranksgiving 2014
Racing season isn't over just yet.
Pinkbike Staff    Oct 7, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Crank Woes, Coil vs Air Shock, and Which Nukeproof? Ask Pinkbike - Crank Woes, Coil vs Air Shock, and Which Nukeproof?
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
SRAM    Aug 27, 2014
SRAM XX1 Quarq Power Meter Cranks SRAM XX1 Quarq Power Meter Cranks
Spotted on Curtis Keene's EWS race bike, SRAM's wireless and nearly invisible off-road power meter is now available to the public.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 12, 2014
Race Face SixC Cinch Crank - Review Race Face SixC Cinch Crank - Review
Race Face adds the new Cinch system to their carbon fiber all-mountain / downhill cranks.

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Mike Kazimer    Jun 23, 2014
Race Face Cinch Turbine Cranks - Review Race Face Cinch Turbine Cranks - Review
Race Face's Cinch interface makes its way onto the new Turbine cranks.

Pinkbike Product Picks - a quick look at the products that we've been using day in and day out.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 17, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Geigerrig Rig 710 hydration pack • e*thirteen TRSr crankset • Specialized LoDown gloves

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 13, 2013
Race Face Next SL Cranks - Review Race Face Next SL Cranks - Review
We test Race Face's new ultra-light carbon crankset.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 27, 2013
First Look: Race Face 2014 - Next SL Cranks and Turbine Wheelset First Look: Race Face 2014 - Next SL Cranks and Turbine Wheelset
Race Face is bringing a full plate of components to the table for 2014, including a new wheelset and redesigned carbon fiber cranks.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 23, 2013
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Shimano Zee crankset • Bell Full 9 helmet • Sombrio N'Fluence shorts

Product Picks is a weekly review feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
Mike Levy    Dec 7, 2012
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Race Face Turbine cranks • MSR SuperFly stove • Outward Hound Port-A-Bowl

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
Brad Walton    Jul 11, 2012
Race Face SIXC Carbon DH Crank Review Race Face SIXC Carbon DH Crank Review
Can a carbon crank really withstand the rigors of proper DH riding? We review the new 83mm spindle cranks to find out.
Alasdair MacLennan    Apr 11, 2012
e*thirteen LG1+ Crankset and SRS+ Chainguide Review e*thirteen LG1+ Crankset and SRS+ Chainguide Review
We race-test a familiar DH chainguide and a new crankset for a whole season and then some.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 30, 2011
Tech Tuesday: Install a SRAM X.0 Two-By-Ten Crankset Tech Tuesday: Install a SRAM X.0 Two-By-Ten Crankset
Fast-track your ride with a carbon 2-by crankset - and get the job done in 40 minutes
Alasdair MacLennan    Apr 29, 2011
Middleburn RS8 X-Type Cranks - Reviewed Middleburn RS8 X-Type Cranks - Reviewed
Long awaited, looking fantastic and all from the UK. We recently took delivery of Middleburn's latest addition to their crank range, the RS8 X-Type which follows on from their previous legendary offerings for use on ISIS and square taper bottom brackets. Let's see how they fared.
Mike Levy    Sep 24, 2010
Interbike 2010 - Truvativ Descendant Cranks Interbike 2010 - Truvativ Descendant Cranks
You saw the new Truvativ Descendant cranks here on Pinkbike only a short time ago, but we thought we'd take a closer look at the new arms while at Interbike 2010. Inside you can read more about the cranks, as well as listen to the audio to hear all the details!

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Cory Hemminger    Sep 20, 2010
Race Face SIXC crankset review Race Face SIXC crankset review
Race Face has been around as a component manufacturer for almost twenty years, supplying mountain bike parts for all segments of the market while developing innovative new components that hold up in challenging conditions. In early 2010, Race Face introduced its SIXC handlebar and crankset to the mountain biking world and this new family of carbon components was meant for demanding use on longer travel, all-mountain bikes.

Since I installed the cranks on my bike a few months ago, I’ve been putting them through the wringer and, despite a few criticisms, I am duly impressed by the overall quality and performance of the set, which I feel ranks among the best on the market.

Read on for full review,
Tyler Maine    Sep 15, 2010
Truvativ Descendant Cranks Truvativ Descendant Cranks
They've been in the making for the past 2 years and at the World Championships at Mont St. Anne, Quebec, Truvativ unveiled their Descendant cranks for all to see. BlackBox riders Sam Hill, Brendan Fairclough, Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and Marc Beaumont were all in attendance and even had a few of their bikes on display showing off the new release.

Read on for more details,
Mike Levy    Jul 27, 2010
Technical Tuesday: Shimano XT Crank And Bottom Bracket Installation Technical Tuesday: Shimano XT Crank And Bottom Bracket Installation
Today's Tech Tuesday shows you how to install Shimano's XT Hollowtech cranks and outboard bearing bottom bracket. Inside you can watch a great video guiding you through the process.

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Jordan Holmes    May 28, 2010
e13 by the Hive - First Look and Overview e13 by the Hive - First Look and Overview
e.13 has recently been purchased by The Hive, a newer company that has a number of brands under it. Brands like Revel, Chub hubs, and now e13. There has been some images of the cranks floating around the internet, however here is the first video explaining the new crank arms, and technologies.

Check out more info inside...
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Colin Alexander    Jan 8, 2010
Crankskins -  Is your crank wrapped? Crankskins - Is your crank wrapped?
It may not be the next invention to make you faster, or keep you safer, but what's ever been wrong with looking nice?

Everyone knows that us mountain bikers have a habit of making things look terrible in short order. Whether it's from crashes, shuttle wear, or nice abrasive mud, the nice shiny parts we pay for end up looking like mangled pieces of metal in no time. Ever see Holzfellers after a season of use? Not a pretty picture. But now they can be!

More details and pics inside,
Tyler Maine    Aug 28, 2009
Shimano SLX FC-M665 Crank Review Shimano SLX FC-M665 Crank Review
Source: Reece Wallace

Weighing in at under one kilogram, extremely stiff with Hollotech II technology, and designed to fit almost any mountain biker's budget, the Shimano SLX series cranks and bottom bracket cannot be beaten.

When my Shimano SLX cranks first arrived in the mail, I opened up the box and thought a mistake had been made. I thought that some cross country cranks had been shipped to me instead of the freeride cranks I was supposed to be reviewing. However, within the first ride it became obvious that Shimano has put a lot of R&D into their new SLX series.
Tyler Maine    Jul 23, 2009
Pink is the new Crank Pink is the new Crank
Source: Race Face

Auctioning Ultra-Rare Custom Pink Cranks to Raise Money for Dirt Series Scholarships

We’re too busy building and riding the most stealth bike parts on the planet to really know, or care what colour Paris Hilton is rocking this year. We don’t know if pink is the new black, or if black is the new black; we just build what looks sick. What we do know is that pink is the new “So Crazy Rare There are Only 8 Like It in the World” when it comes to Race Face cranks.
Jordan Holmes    Mar 18, 2009
Deity Vendetta Cranks Deity Vendetta Cranks
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...
Jordan Holmes    Jul 26, 2008
RaceFace Atlas Freeride cranks - A closer look. RaceFace Atlas Freeride cranks - A closer look.
RaceFace is a British Columbia based component company that has been a constant supplier of durable, strong, and well thought out quality products. Whether it's developing a new rock solid stem for the North Shore, or kicking back working on some casual wear, they are always developing something, and are constantly pushing the envelope.

The all new RaceFace Atlas FR cranks are no different, they are peeling the envelop wide open-check them out!
Jordan Holmes    May 15, 2008
Shimano Deore XT - Hollowtech 2 Crank Installation Shimano Deore XT - Hollowtech 2 Crank Installation
Cranks play a huge part when putting the power down to the ground, so there is no surprise why there is so much technology being created year by year. After the change from a basic "square taper" bottom bracket, to ISIS drive, now we are using outboard bearing, with 2 piece cranks. Everyone is making an outboard set up these days and the crew an Shimano has been at it for a while now. I just got my paws on a set of 2008 Shimano XT cranks and wanted to show you what it took to install and set them up right for my application.
Tyler Maine    :: from Cory PollardDec 3, 2006
Poor, hard on parts, need new cranks and not sure how to install a set? Poor, hard on parts, need new cranks and not sure how to install a set?
So what happens when your sick of riding around all year on twisted and bent cranks? Well for a lot of us… absolutely nothing! As we all know, crank sets can be a pretty expensive investment on your bike. Well myself, personally I’m 17 years old and work in a bike shop, so needless to say I don’t have the largest budget. There are inexpensive cranks out there, to accommodate those of us who can't bust out a hockey sock full of cash, but you might as well just keep riding your current setup because they will end up twisted or you will end up tearing the pedal out of them anyway. I have found that some manufacturers make cranks way to soft. If they are too soft, pedal threads tear even on the smallest impacts, and if you manage to catch your pedal on a solid root or rock, it’s game over.
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Tyler Maine    :: from SPLATTSep 21, 2006
North Shore Billet Freelight Cranks-Tested North Shore Billet Freelight Cranks-Tested
My favorite bike parts are those that not many other people have and I like it even better when you know that those parts are made locally by riders and for riders.

That is the case with my new North Shore Billet Freelight cranks. NSB is located in the land of the world's most challenging and scary trails, North Vancouver.
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Tyler Maine    :: from Tyler MaineNov 17, 2005
Saint Cranks and Rear Derailleur-Abused by Tyler Saint Cranks and Rear Derailleur-Abused by Tyler
So by now, most of you out there are very much aware of Shimano’s SAINT line up of burly, Freeride components. The SAINT line up came about because of the demand for more abuse ready parts (i.e. cranks, derailleurs, brakes and hubs) for the Freeride and Downhill markets. SAINT answered the call and has been delivering for 2 seasons now. I put on a new set of 170 mm cranks and hooked up a short cage rear derailleur to my rear Deemax wheel this season and this is what the results were:

 
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