's Forum Archives - Components

Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )

Carbon Cranks(12 posts)

Carbon CranksWild Bill
Sep 18, 2001 11:45 AM
I would like to know everything about Carbon cranks.
What kind to buy, Zipp, FSA, Profile, Carbon Lord.....
Which one is the best, lightest, and less money?
How do they compare to DuraAce cranks?
Please help me out.
Wild Bill
re: Carbon Cranksmackgoo
Sep 18, 2001 11:59 AM
Wait a couple more months for Campy.
$700.00 for Campy Carbon cranks?Dave Hickey
Sep 19, 2001 5:27 AM
According to, these cranks are going to retail for $700.00
Another Reason to Luv Campy...grzy
Sep 19, 2001 10:00 AM
Got to hand it to them - somehow they keep selling stuff.

Guess it goes along with the $55 chain tool for 10 speed.
Sep 20, 2001 6:46 AM
Or whatever that campy website is. They even have conventions. Never ceases to amaze me. How am I going to live without $700 carbon cranks? Those carbon levers were bad enough.
Hey grz- the chain tool...peloton
Sep 20, 2001 7:35 PM
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who is peeved about someone trying to charge $55 for a pair of modified vice grips. Ridiculous.
$700.00 for Campy Carbon cranks?mackgoo
Sep 19, 2001 12:07 PM
No, acording to one retailer. The paragraph before that they said 300$ Which to me seems more like it. After all how much more were the carbon ergo's over the previous Ti or alloy? I don't see a whole lot more manufacturing for the cranks. It will be interesting to see. Regardless they certainly will be beautiful.
re: Carbon Crankscioccman
Sep 19, 2001 12:58 PM
I own a pair of FSA splined for my Shimano bike and I owned a pair of FSA square as well. They are absolutely gorgeous. I have no complaints whatsoever. They go incredibly with my bike equipped with black pedals, Rev-Xs, all black tires, carbon seat post, carbon bottle cages, etc.

Each were about $300. I wouldn't have any problems with going with Carbon Lord. I might do the same.
re: Carbon CranksBirddog
Sep 19, 2001 8:01 PM
I too have FSA's. They are light,stiff and good looking. Just as above, they look great with my black saddle, carbon seatpost, black Ritchey WCS stem and handlebar, black Speedplays, and black Profile bottle cages.
Alu endoskeletal question about carbon cranks...Cima
Sep 19, 2001 1:00 PM
This just came to me while looking at the picture of Campy's soon-to-be-released Record carbon crank. Does the aluminum shank beneath the CF on the crank arm have extensions out to the chainrings where the chainring bolts attach the rings to the spider? If not, I could see this as a potential weakness in CF crank design as torque passes from the crank arm through the spider and out to the chainrings. A messy situation would transpire if this were to fail.

Thanks for your insight

re: Carbon Cranksslbenz
Sep 19, 2001 1:58 PM
I don't know which one is best but I can share with you my experience with the Profile Designs Elite Pro cranks. Definitely stiffer and lighter than my Ultegra triple crank. The only flex I feel is coming from the Ultegra bottom bracket. Weighing the arms with my digital scale, they came in exactly 100 grams lighter than Ultegra. One reason why I went with Profile is that they are the only ones with a lifetime warranty against failure or defects. Also, Profile gives you the option to use either a triple or double chainring spider vs. their competitors which force you to purchase a whole new crank set. The Profile crank helps me put more torque into the rear wheel, especially during climbs. Just like the other poster, they look great with my Trek OCLV with carbon post, seat, cage and Zipp 404 tubular wheelset. I definitely receive compliments whenever I ride with my club. I think no matter which one you choose, it will be stiffer and lighter than DuraAce cranks. Hope this helps.
I have a brand new pair with Ultegra rings for salespookyload
Sep 19, 2001 7:25 PM
I have a pair pictured below. They are the mysterious Gigantex/Nytex/Cartex/Profile Designs cranks in 172.5 version. It seems as though they have been sold under many names, with profile designs being the latest in the states. I was going to list them on ebay, but will hold them for you if you would like. They were pulled off a bike I got from an overseas shop. The ones on my bike have brand new 9 speed Ultegra 53/39 chainrings. They sell for 200 pounds new without rings, but I am selling these for $150 shipped since they are a pull, and the stickers have been removed. Email me at if interested.