I’m happy to say that a few new KH products are just arriving now. They include:
-New Moment Crank lengths, 110 mm and 110/127 double hole
-New Rollo Disk
The 110 and 110/127 cranks have a wider, deeper cutaway in the back to reduce weight. The 110 mm version has a steel pedal insert. The 110/127 versions are threaded without steel inserts to reduce weight and because the holes are too close together to fit inserts. The 110/127 size combines the most popular lengths for distance touring.
The Rollo disk makes crankrolls and similar tricks much easier on Moment cranks by creating a wider platform to stand on while staying out of the way of your ankles. A lot of you know about this component because Spencer and some Team UTV riders have been testing the prototypes for a while. Attached is a prototype photo; production photos will be posted soon.
There won’t be a 127 mm crank because there’s already a 125 mm crank. The only reason it’s 127/110 instead of 125/110 is that there has to be sufficient space between the bolt holes.
As for the Ti hub, there’s no connection between the Rollo disk and the type of hub. You may be thinking about spoke clearance. The flange on the Ti hub is slightly thicker and on '07 or earlier KH frames there is very little clearance for the spokes. If it happens to be a problem it is easily solved by building up the wheel with 14g spokes instead of 13g spokes.
Darren didn’t order these this time around but he should have them eventually.
Prices will come out when UDC posts them. The main difference between the production version and Spencer’s prototype is that it fits better around the crank and can’t spin. It also doesn’t require modification of the axle bolt.
I just sent Kelly Hickman a pair of prototype 137’s with a modified cutaway in the back. If they can stand up to a year’s worth of big street riding I might lighten up the other Moment cranks for 2010. Not earlier than that though.
You’d think so but they essentially fill in the 10 mm of outwards flare on the Moment cranks with a wide, flat surface that’s less prone to ankle bashing than, for example, the old 2003-2004 KH cranks. Of course it is also a tradeoff between having a big surface to stand on here, versus a low profile crank that stays out of the way. Hence why they are removable.
cool Kris. 137’s are my favorite length for off road riding on the 29 and 36.
Will the new short cranks also have 10 mm Q-factor? Sometimes tbh 10mm seems too much, and 0 not enough. If the market were bigger I guess we’d have a choice of Q Factor etc to suit different styles of riding.
Also as a side note, the Handle-mount brake bracket is neat but really should ship with the narrower nuts that don’t have that wide flange or whatever it is called, as standard ones are a tight/impossible fit in the front holes.