Sometime this year (hopefully) I will be building up a new trials uni. I’m going for light but strong. Originally, I was going to get Tensile cranks, however they are very expensive. Moments are heavy for my liking (at 610 grams) as are qu-ax CrMo ISIS (at 510 grams).
So I was looking around and saw the qu-ax aluminum ISIS cranks. Very cheap, very light (at around 380 grams) but it says they are not recommended for big jumping. They are so cheap that I wouldn’t really mind getting a pair and seeing if they will hold up. I am pretty easy on my equipment.
The thing is, if I get the aluminum qu-ax ISIS cranks and they bend, is there a chance that the bending will damage the hub? I have no experience with bent cranks, so I would appreciate it if you guys let me know whether there would be any risk to my hub if the cranks bent.
would seem unlikely, the material your axle is made from is much harder than the crank material.
I have these cranks on my hockey uni, and the ST versions on my 36er, and they are wonderful bits of kit. Might well be worth a shot if you’re not going to go too big or you have good form. Can’t imagine they’d be too good for crank grabs as the edge is heavily rounded off.
yeah at worst the crank will break. I’d be quite up for trying them as well actually, cause they come in loads of sizes so you could easily give different sizes a go. shame they are 145mm, the difference is suprisingly nasty between 140 and 145 on a 19" wheel
Issac- that uni sounds ok, except for the cranks, the frame, clamp and the seatpost. Cranks will probably end up being qu-ax lightweight ISIS, a canadianunicycling.com frame if I win the competition or KH if I don’t, and the post will be CrMo because alu will break in a few rides. Plus I will get CF base (Scott Wallis if I can find out if he’s still making bases) and a thompson masterpiece post if I get a SW base. Seatpost clamp will be a WTP Supreme clamp for .2 ounces of weight savings:)
If I wasnt saving up for moab I would go all out and buy something exactly like Danni’s
I’m actually not sure what kind of inserts they have now. I had a pair from when they first came out and the pedal threads stripped out fairly easy. However, I also have a newer pair that I’ve had absolutely no problems with. But I don’t know what the technical specs are of the threads/inserts.
The pair that stripped out I got the threads re-tapped at a bikeshop for $5.
Sorry, that was misleading. I meant in comparison to the ones Isaac posted.
I’ve heard low profile pedals give a more stable feeling. I can believe this since I have some thick pedals and they have a much less stable feeling than other sets of pedals I have. The downside is in the past because of their design, they eventually slide off the spindle fairly quickly from heavy landings & multiple UPD’s.
Those Kona’s came out after I read that and I don’t know if the pedal is secured to the spindle in the same way.