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Anybody try Weyless Carbon road cranks?(19 posts)

Anybody try Weyless Carbon road cranks?853
Feb 13, 2002 8:44 AM
Thinking about buying these instead of Dura Ace.
Any problems with these?
I heard that they are the same as FSA only relabeled.
Is this true?
they weigh lessngdm
Feb 13, 2002 9:29 AM
50g over claimed weightMartin
Feb 13, 2002 5:02 PM
Supergo claim they weight 410g but they weight 460g (both arm + spider). They also claim a complete setup of 554g while it's actualy 597g. So they're not much lighter then dura-ace. Since they are not pricy they might be condidered for the nice look they have! I think they're pretty stiff but i can't compare to dura-ace since i haven't try them.

I don't think they are the same as FSA. According to Damon Rinard's weight list, FSA are a lot lighter.
Feb 13, 2002 8:05 PM
The Weyless cranks are
i carbon wrapped alloy cores.
The FSA cranks are all carbon.
They are
i very
different cranks....
My thinking is ...853
Feb 14, 2002 10:01 AM
Since it is cheaper than Dura Ace I would prefer Carbon Cranks. But, if it is flexier then I prefer stiff and will get the Dura Ace. This is why I am asking your opinion on the quality of these cranks. Maybe being alloy center wraped in carbon would make these extra stiff? I don't know?
Depends on which model FSA (nm)CHUMP
Feb 14, 2002 11:24 AM
FSA Carbon Pro Cranks...Xeke
Feb 14, 2002 12:28 PM
... are but one model of cranks (but the only carbon models) available from FSA. They have several models of CNC'd alloy cranks for road, cyclocross and MTB along with a number of other after market products (BBs, chainrings, headsets, etc). Their Carbon Pro cranks are available for road, tandem and triples. But don't believe me:
I don't believe you...Chump
Feb 14, 2002 3:20 PM
Sometimes websites do not give all the facts. Sometimes they are outdated. There are tow models of Carbon fiber road cranks made by FSA: The Road Pro $299. 572 grams and the Team Issue $399. 535g. They are very different cranks.
Quite So...Xeke
Feb 14, 2002 5:16 PM
... My Bad.

i markets
a Taiwan built crankset with an alloy spider and carbon
i composite
cranks, the Carbon Pros (as seen at Colorado Cyclist among other catalogs). The FSA agreement contains contains a clause that prohibits FSA from revealing the name of the manufacturer.

You are quite right.
i Different
cranks. Back to original Q: Same as the Weyless cranks?
Not sure...allervite
Feb 15, 2002 9:29 AM
I wonder if the Profile's are also the same? Aluminum spider, aluminum skeleton etc. They do not look exactly alike in the pics.
DA crank arms are 420g, 560g without crank bolt= much lighterstr8dum1
Feb 14, 2002 10:22 AM
DA crank arms are 420g, 560g without crank bolt= much lighterCHUMP
Feb 14, 2002 11:08 AM
Just out of curiosity, where do you get your wieghts from. I tried very hard to find this same info and could not. I noticed you seem to be quite the tech guru. Are you a mechanic or a Shimano employee?
maybe this will helpWoof the dog
Feb 15, 2002 2:03 PM

gives you the real weights for things

you would probably need to subtract rings weight. Its a mess. There is a whole bunch of crank weights, and I am still confused with crank lengths, w/ or w/o rings and/or bolts and washers. For Durace cranks, there are at least 5 different ones with different lenghts and other bull. Its too painful to figure out the weights of things, I will just ride my ultegra cranks till i get a new bike with durace.

back to bed full of fleas

Thank you "woolf the web surfing dog"allervite
Feb 16, 2002 8:10 AM
I just purchased the Profile cranks and took them to work to weigh on the very accurate electronic gram scale. I have the 172.5 and they are a bit lighter than claimed weight. 420 cliamed;347.69 actual. The cranks plus spider = 430.95 grams. They only cost me $239. for spider and cranks at my local bike shop. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. Now we will see how flexy and durable they are.
you shouldWoof the dog
Feb 16, 2002 1:10 PM
send your data to Damon Rinard or that kwaseng guy who now owns the weights page.

Woof the lightweight dogg.
i'm a weight weenie with a crack scalestr8dum1
Feb 18, 2002 8:09 AM
all my parts get weighed by a pharmacuetical grade scale accurate to 0.0001g. Accessible b/c i work for a pharmaceutical company.
Response to a very interesting threadFreshwood
Feb 19, 2002 9:18 AM
Hi, I'm Doug from FSA.

This is quite an interesting thread. Allow me to inject some facts.

Concerning Weyless versus FSA, while our carbon arms are similar, and are made by the same sub-contractor (Gigantex), the two cranks are quite different.

At FSA we produce the spiders, chainrings and all bolts and hardware. Additionally, we do all the machining on the arms such as making the pedal hole and the bb spindle hole. We are quite confident that because of our in-house capabilities and abilities to finish these cranks that the end result is a superior product.

In this comparison, less expensive translates to "cheaper".

The next point is that this type of crank should not be termed "carbon wrapped". While the arms do use an aluminum inner spine, the arms are more like a sandwich construction using two separate layers of composite foam as well as two separate multi-layer carbon fiber layers. The aluminum spine is used to ensure proper alignment between the pedal and spindle holes.

Weight - Carbon Pro cranks weigh 575 grams and Team Issues weigh about 550 grams. Team Issue cranks have an all carbon spider, whereas the Carbon Pro uses an aluminum spider.

The Bonjour Team in France is currently using both models of cranksets on their bicycles.

Hope this information helps.

Thanks Dougallervite
Feb 19, 2002 12:11 PM
Your information is very helpfull. It is nice to get the facts straight from the horses mouth. One subject that did not come up is stiffness is there any info on differences between FSA and Shimano?
Stiffness testFreshwood
Feb 19, 2002 8:28 PM
Yes, we have done some stiffness testing comparing Carbon Pro, DA, and Record. We tested for lateral, torsional and longitudinal stiffness.

Generally, the Carbon Pro's are 10-15% stiffer than the others. We have yet to do this test on our Team Issue. However, based on other things we know, the Team Issue should show even greater degrees of stiffness. The Carbon Pro we used in the testing was an Octalink crank so it is a bit of apples and oranges as compared to the square taper Campagnolo. But that's the way they're made.

Finally, even though our testing is done in a laboratory/controlled setting, we are confident that the test results represent how the various products compare/perform in real life use.