BMX cranks are one of the most important parts on your bike. Not only because they allow you to pedal, which is key, but they are where a lot of the force from impacts end up when you land. Cranks have gone from one-piece designs that you could bend by just starring at them to traditional 3-piece style we see today. You can’t forget the 2-piece and 2.5-piece versions that have surfaced over the years as well. Either way, there are a lot of things that have been done to improve the quality of cranks to hold up the the level or riding that goes on these days from dropping off roofs, sending it over 30 foot doubles to blasting a box jump or grinding down a rail.
About two years ago, Fit Bike Co. introduced their 19mm Indent cranks which utilized the 3-piece design with a 19mm, 48-spline spindle and indents on the arms to improve strength. The cranks are clean and built to stand up to some heavy riding… Except they there were ways to get an even stronger design. Recently, Fit released another version of the cranks that feature a larger 24mm spindle that ultimately makes for a stronger design without excessive weight additions to your bike.
I was pretty curious what lead them to stepping outside the box so to speak from the traditional 19mm and 22mm spindle designs, so I got ahold of Chris Moeller to talk a little bit about what lead to the design. Let’s take a closer look!
Ah, the long awaited and anticipated 22mm Column cranks from Profile Racing are OUT NOW! These cranks are made right here in the U.S with the same great quality of their 19mm cranks. The 22mm Column arms come in a length of 175mm (160, 165, 170 and 180mm available soon) and no sprocket bolt bosses and a 22mm, 48-spline chromoly gun drilled hollow spindle with 10mm aluminum bolts. The cranks are currently available in black only with a weight of 28.14 oz. (cranks and spindle). These will be available through Dan’s Comp shortly, but you can have your local shop hit up Profile Racing direct to get some ordered up today.
Haha these promo videos from Bone Deth never disappoint! Check out Waffle giving their new Penetrator cranks to the test while Kert Petersel… gets some…uh, loving.. from a mega babe. Check it!
“Bone Deth Penetrator cranks … available september 2013. You’ve seen us torture these cranks with gaps, drops, wallrides and crashes. Waffle puts them to work with some crank arm grindage on a hastings hand israilian. Kert Petersel takes some bone babe punishment for the hell of it.
song: Die Matrosen by Kleenex“
The weeks just keep blazing on by! It’s time to take a look at 5 fresh BMX products you’re going to want on your bike! We’re going to take a closer look at Sunday‘s new Saker cranks, the new Staple topload stem from Volume Bikes, the Glamroid bars from Mutiny, the 23 Forks from And Forks and then finally we’ll take a seat on the Barstool from Fit Bike Co.. Sound good? Alright… Let’s get into it!