The Tiagra chainset is now a two-piece design and is outwardly similar to the Hollowtech II components further up the Shimano range, but with cost-saving C-section crank arms that are available in 165mm, 170mm and 175mm lengths.
Reviews: Components > Chainsets
Campy's latest continues to meld art with engineering
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
This Spanish product aims to reduce the time spent outside the rider's theoretical power zone.
These new 94mm BCD cranks are intended for Mtb use but are also well suited to meandering laden tourists who seldom pedal downhill.
Stiffer, smoother-shifting and more positive
Stepping up the standard, Saint style
Limited edition light yet strong cranks
Lightweight dependable choice
Eleven-speed alloy set
A hardcore favourite: light but tough
Inexpensive way to get more, lower gears
Beefy but not overweight hardcore crank
Little different to Chorus, apart from chainring bolts
Double or triple chainrings with alloy crank arms
Super light, super stiff, super expensive
Class-leading lightweight crankset
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.
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...
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.
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.
Deore is due a serious integrated crank makeover soon but this old school set up from the Big S is still a classic in terms of ultra long life. The Hollowtech arms are super stiff, tough as a crow bar and reasonably light as well. We've never had any creak or installation/removal problems from the eight splined Octalink connection either.