2 piece, 2.5 and 3 piece cranks

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7/28/2013 3:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2013 3:29 PM

Getting new cranks and my fellow biker is on my ass about getting a 2 piece cranks and nothing else. I understand what each of them are but I don't under how 2 piece are so much better or even if they are.

Maybe suggest some solid cranks


7/28/2013 3:49 PM

I like 2 piece cranks because theres less to go wrong, and it makes installing them easier.

I run eclat tibias at the moment and i have had no problems with them what so ever. I also had a pair of original wombolts and they were really good too, so thunderbolts must be a good shout as well. The united nathan williams cranks look sick too and have heard good things about them


7/28/2013 3:54 PM

Ease of install. That's it


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7/28/2013 3:55 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2013 3:56 PM

Some good 2 piece cranks IMO are thunderbolts, eclat tibias and BSD substance cranks

I think the only difference is they feel stiffer and are easier to install and weigh less i think?


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7/28/2013 4:26 PM

It boils down to laziness basically. Ease of installation. I prefer 3 piece so I don't gotta dissemble my whole crank set to change a sprocket


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7/28/2013 4:53 PM

Don't understand how my power bites are hard too install?? It's a 2 second job


7/28/2013 5:02 PM

I personally really like the Kink Pillars. I'm planning buying a set when I build up a rear wheel.


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7/28/2013 7:57 PM

My friend welded some Profiles together. Beat that shit.


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7/28/2013 8:24 PM

if you guys dont mind me asking what are 2.5 cranks? i understand 3 piece and i understand 2 piece but what in the world are 2.5?


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7/28/2013 8:58 PM

DeviantBMX123 wrote:

if you guys dont mind me asking what are 2.5 cranks? i understand 3 piece and i understand 2 piece but what in the world are ...more

If I understand it correctly, 2-pc means the drive-side arm is welded to the spindle, and 2.5-pc means that the drive-side arm is pressed on but not welded to the spindle.