Showing posts with label compact road crank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label compact road crank. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2011

IRD Defiant Cranks (Triples/Doubles) In The House

Interloc Racing Design (IRD) is company that started out in the mid-80's doing the mountain bike components, however recently they are better known for their 11-34 road cassettes, quality freewheels and other knick-knacks that larger manufacturers don't care to make anymore.

When we visited American Cyclery back in November, they had a test sample of one of these Defiant "Touring Triples" on a black Double Cross frame. It definitely caught our eye. Thought it was their track crank at first. We now have a few of these ourselves to sell on the Soma Shop. The arms are cold forged before the fluting details are added. The retro design does come with some old school eccentricities: These cranks need a wider BB than usual. For most bikes, it would be 115mm spindles for the doubles (53-39t or 50-36t) and 122mm for the triple. Not a huge issue. IRD makes those, too.
The chainrings are CNC'd, ramped and pinned for modern 9/10-speed shifting and buff-polished to match the crank arms.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sugino throws its hat in the 2x10 arena

The Sugino ZX801D MTB Crank

Pictures don't do these cranks justice, they are gorgeous!
Sugino's new CompactPlus+System adds some competition to a market that is currently dominated by SRAM and Shimano. Pictured above is the Sugino ZX801D MTB crank, we've also got the OX801D Compact Road crank...but we'll get to that later.

The Sugino ZX801D MTB Crank, our specs:
Its crank spider uses a more common 110bcd standard and the design promises a super low Q-factor. Grey arms with black chainrings. Here's the specs:
- 40/26t ramped and pinned aluminum chainrings (XTR is 40/28, Sugino makes this combo, too, but we currently only have 40/26t)
- 10 and 9 speed compatible (use a 10-speed chain for 10-spd components)
- 156mm Q-factor
- IDS24 24mm hollow CrMo BB axle
- Chainline: 48.5mm
- Weight: about 780g

The Sugino OX801D Compact Road Crank

The Sugino OX801D Compact Road Crank, we've got 6 different configurations of this beauty. Here are our specs, check it out on the official site too:

- 50-34t or 48-34t 7075 aluminum rings, 110 BCD
- This crank can also take a 74BCD ring (if you want to replace the 34t with
something smaller) w/o affecting Q-factor
- Cold-forged aluminum arms, silver anodized
- Low Q-factor of 145mm
- 2x9/2x10 compatibility (use a 10-spd chain with 10-spd components)
- IDS24: Lightweight oversized 24mm hollow CrMo BB axle
- Chainline: 43.5mm
- Weight: 787grams

Don't want to follow the crowds with the SRAM and Shimano 2x10s? Here's an alternative!