Reviews: Components > Chainsets
Seriously strong crank, but bottom bracket is weak link
Good looker, but too pricey for its performance
Lightweight dependable choice
Limited edition light yet strong cranks
Bashguarded double rings
Stepping up the standard, Saint style
Versatile, classic CNC-machined chainset
Low Q-factor lightweight chainset
Inexpensive way to get more, lower gears
Beefy but not overweight hardcore crank
A hardcore favourite: light but tough
Little different to Chorus, apart from chainring bolts
These new 94mm BCD cranks are intended for Mtb use but are also well suited to meandering laden tourists who seldom pedal downhill.
Despite the cost there is a waiting list for these exotic two-piece German cranks
The Time crankset is a two-piece carbon assembly with a hollow steel axle that weighs just 480g complete making it very light.
A thru-axle chainsets offering massively increased stiffness that's immediately noticeable.
Fashion, modernity and to a larger extent ease of fitment dictate that the current crop of two-piece cranks are the thing to have on your bike these days.
This Spanish product aims to reduce the time spent outside the rider's theoretical power zone.
Middleburn is a British company that produces a wide range of crankset combinations with a high degree of interchangeability. Detachable spiders themselves are nothing new - they've been used on carbon cranks for years
SRAM has worked with Truvativ on the design of these heat treated 7075 aluminium two-piece cranks that are available in compact 110mm BCD and traditional-style 130mm BCD.
They’ve never had much presence in MTB, but Stronglight have been making excellent cranks for years and these funky beauties have really impressed us. The broad crankarms are full carbon around an alloy crank interface with a rubber window in the middle (road cranks are hollow) for absorbing shock.
It's taken a while for the people at Shimano to hop on the compact wagon, with the FC-R700 representing a long-awaited addition to their Hollowtech 2 stablemates. While this shares similar styling to the Hollowtechs...