Profile's Elite cranks at Sea Otter, 2012
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Profile's Elite cranks at Sea Otter, 2012


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 No thanks. I've been running profiles for 20 years and have never needed any more "torsonial stiffness". The only thing that profile needs to do with their race cranks is stop ovalization of their splines, which create wobbly arms. Other than that, why would profiles ever need to be "stiffer"?

The one nice thing about these are the larger spindle though. Reminds me of the old SS days.
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 Ya that exactly what i said. Been on prof forever no torsional stiffness problems what so ever. The fact is prof are overkill stiffness and thought they would come out with lightweight cranks finally after all these years. Use some fancy case hardened japanese cromo in thin wall and forget that stupid looking gusset and probably knock 5 ounces off arms alone. The original arms with ti spindle,ti bolts and bossless sprocket is almost as light as saint crank setup. All they had to do is tweak the old design. This new crank is huge failure and anyone looking to spend $500 on cranks probably can figure out how to take a normal prof arm off. That wedge system make it too easy to come off. Watch the new arms start flying off.
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 Next year they come out with 22mm ti spindle for the elite and drop 6 ounces. Even then it still weighs 33.3 ounces with ti axle if they even offer that in future. Way too heavy and a million better options including the original profile cranks with ti gdh axles

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