So if you spend any time at all on the net you would have been aware that a while back, crazy component company The Hive released an amazing revolutionary crank the called the FifteenG. Instead of a tapered and splined spindle it featured a Mazda Rotary-esqe polygon interface which guarantees 100% contact on all surfaces. Which is pretty dam cool. No one in New Zealand was importing the Hive which wasn't cool. Then in March last year Dave Weagle's E13 and The Hive merged and bam! New Zealand riders got lucky, (cause we have an E13 distributor!). It's taken a while to get here and now the line up is bigger, and it's not just a DH crank any more. We have just started testing this 730 gram XC triple setup (there's also the DH model and now a singlespeed one to boot), and you'll be able to check out the full review in issue 41 of Spoke due out in April.
The 30mm heat treated cromoly spindle is 200% stiffer than standard 24mm steel spindles and provides 100% surface contact between the spindle and the crank arm. The Polygon interface eliminates fretting corrosion, the prime cause of crankset creaking and loosening.
The crank arms also feature 14mm pedal thread engagement and quality pedal washers.
If you already know you want a set of these email KRD imports to find your nearest dealer here.
Full Specs Below:
The XC Triple crankset uses a novel combination of features to provide a class leading value in a lightweight cross country/all mountain crankset.
Primary Uses: Triple ring setups for race or trail XC riding.
German DIN 32711-P3 Polygon interface provides 100% surface contact between spindle and crankarm Forged and then machined 7050 Aluminum arms 30mm 7075 Aluminum spindle 14mm pedal thread engagement Oversized external bottom bracket bearing system, including an integrated non-contact shield Available in "Blackout" black
Weight: 730g w/o BB (BB 91g) BB Shell: 68, 68E, 73, 73E Spindle Length: 113mm Arm Lengths: 170,175,180 Bolt Pattern: 4x104 BCD Ring Sizes: 44/32/22T