Profile GDH Cranks reviews, opinions?

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6/27/2015 6:01 PM

talking to powers bike shop about getting some profile GDH cranks- 19mm, rdh, 170's in black. does anybody have any experiance with these bad boys?

if you do have experience with them- please tell me about it.

if you think the 22mm spindle version is significantly stronger than the 19mm please let me know.

this is going to be the most expensive part i buy for my bike that's brand new, yet. so I would really like to know everything there is about these cranks.


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6/27/2015 6:19 PM

When it comes to spindle size/strength a 22 will always be stronger than a 19 due to a larger surface. Profile cranks are off because just like half link chains some have horrible experiences with them and others have none. Profile cranks were good but aren't anything special anymore. Id suggest (along with most of the other on here) thunderbolts even though I prefer the feel of aluminum cranks.


6/27/2015 8:51 PM

Same price as the GDH online, 22mm spindle, lifetime warranty, LHD/RHD compatable, spline drive bolt drive compatable.

I like mine alot after. Having them for several months now. my only dislike is that they're 2-piece cranks so you can't rotate the spindle.


6/28/2015 1:23 AM

I ride GDH's and they were 2nd hand from a good friend of mine, they are holding up amazingly and I can't fault them.
There is/was a user on here who ran a set for 4 years of hard riding.



6/28/2015 9:42 AM

I know a few local guys that say they have been riding them for 8 years and still going strong. It isn't until you get on the internet where you get retards installing them wrong and abusing their bikes that give parts a bad name. Get what you like


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6/28/2015 9:59 AM

Profiles are cool but as mentioned nothing special. I've snapped a couple arms in my day but still no real complaints. Been on thunderbolts for a couple years now and I can tell they're a little stiffer. Can't go wrong either way but thunderbolts would be my choice.


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6/28/2015 11:23 AM

If you don't get Thunderbolts you aren't going to enjoy a true ride. I just don't like the feel of Profiles. If you absolutely want some cranks that will be significantly stiffer and last a little longer, the Demolition Revolt cranks are still very good.

Profile column cranks are good. GDH, not that good. I'd only get them for just park and trails really, but other than that splined cranks are pretty garbage in comparison. Sure, you can install them right, and maintain them and all that shit, i mean i had Ezra Geist cranks for 2 years and my bro is still running them, but they just don't feel as good as the Thunderbolts. Or look as good, even as scratched up as they are from all the street.

So Thunderbolts are ideal. I also have had a lot less trouble with 22mm mid BB's they seem to be a little better in terms of bearings fucking up. I have yet to ruin a 22mm bearing, but in the past killed multiple 19mm BBs. Which doesn't make a lot of sense but it happened. haha


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6/28/2015 11:49 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

If you don't get Thunderbolts you aren't going to enjoy a true ride. I just don't like the feel of Profiles. If you absolutely ...more

22mm spindles don't seem to twist as much as 19mm spindles either. However I haven't had any experience with a 19mm hollow spindle so that might be the defference as well.