Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So...what do ya think?



The guys from Tange paid us a visit this weekend after Interbike. Lucky for us, they didn't come empty-handed. Their bounty included this tubular chromoly crank. It's really stiff AND it's weight is acceptable. Now comes its real test though...what do you guys think of it?

25 comments:

Mile High Mark said...

It looks pretty nifty. Double only? Q-factor?

tristan said...

Viva la Sweet Wings

Somacisco said...

Hey Mark, yeah we think its pretty snazzy looking..

These are gonna be the variations:
Double 110, Triple 110, and Track 144

Thanks for checking in!

Anonymous said...

those are awful pretty

colors? (black please)

and lengths? (full range like profile please! 150mm-175mm)

tony said...

I like keeping it constructive, but I can't think of anything positive to say about it except for the chain rings. They're pretty nice, and I like the two tone look...

But I'm really not that sure of the crank arms. I think the logo is a bit much. I also think the proportion of the spider in comparison to the arm is a bit out of whack.

But, I think the welds look nice and uniform. Sorry Tange...

Anonymous said...

I like 'em! Triple 110 x 172.5.

Fai Mao said...

Acceptable weight is what?

Fai Mao said...

Acceptable weight i what?

cyclofiend said...

Very interesting. Very interested. I'd love to get more spec's on it. It would be especially nice if it came in 2.5 mm increments. Interesting shape on the spider. What size bb is recommended and what is the tread/q? Price?

I wouldn't mind if the logo was lower key - not a dealbreaker, especially if it's removeable. But a smaller, classier logo would be preferred.

cyclofiend said...

One more question - is that a removeable spider, or is it all one piece?

Evan Bacon said...

I confess that I will buys this if they carry this in the US. I love the way that looks and I just love the look of steel components. I will probably buys one of the new Cromoto stems as well. Hahahaa!

The Flying Dutchman said...

i agree with cyclofiend about the logo: if it were less garish and/or easily removable, i would be all over these. hooray for 50/34 rings, although i wouldn't mind a bigger outer ring.

Jeff said...

nice, I'd give it a try.

Cranky Mule said...

When and where can I get one?
Would maybe like one for my new Double Cross...

Somacisco said...

hey cyclofiend-the spider isn't removable, it's welded on

Anonymous said...

I think it'd be nice if the spider was removeable (like xtr 952). then all need to do for diff bcd is swap the spider which is benefit for manufacturing, too.

reverend dick said...

Want. Lose the logo.

Blacktop Cyclery said...

I like it. Looks fast and durable. Curious to know who this is aimed at?

Anonymous said...

I very much like these cranks. Would be great for Old-School BMX restoration and new builds. Please make them in Chrome.

Anonymous said...

looks like the old steely dans. i want one. wait make it 2.

Meshkat said...

I like the crank arms but I think Stainless rings would look awesome.

cyclofiend said...

Thanks for the update about the spider - for the record I think nonremoveable is a plus. Keep us up to date on availability!

Christopher said...

I like! but the price will be the limiting factor for me.
Any sense for the potential cost?

Anonymous said...


I Would love to purchase this crank, what happened to this product?

Evan Baird said...

It never happened.