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Hope 155mm EVO cranks

Hope initially made short EVO cranks for extra clearance on e-bikes, and ended up experimenting with even shorter lengths after seeing some additional benefits. The brand settled on 155mm as…

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SRAM GX Eagle DUB Alloy

SRAM GX Eagle DUB Alloy crank is SRAM’s massively popular, best quality and priciest aluminium crank. It was completely overhauled last year and uses the brand’s relatively new DUB axle…

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SRAM X01 Eagle DUB carbon

SRAM X01 Eagle DUB Carbon chainset is rated for enduro and uses carbon arms with a structural foam core and the forged and machined X-Sync 2 chainring.

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Shimano XT M8100 crank

The 12-speed Shimano XT M8100 crank profile is derived from the latest Shimano XTR chainset and uses a direct-mount chainring.

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SHIMANO SLX M7100 crank

Shimano SLX M7100 crank is the lowest-tier crank using Shimano’s top-level manufacturing technology and comes in a swish gunmetal blue or black colourway.

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The snazzy, fat-armed Race Face Next R cranks are plenty stiff enough, impressively low weight and not overly expensive

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Hope Evo

The Hope Evo is Hope’s second-generation mountain bike crank. It’s lighter and stiffer and uses a totally revised design at the axle/ arm interface.

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The E*Thirteen XCX Race crank arms are made by a patented compression moulding process and bonded to an oversized 30mm alloy axle.

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Cane Creek eeWings

High-end Cane Creek eeWings weigh about the same as leading carbon cranks, but enjoy the advantage of superior impact resistance, stiffness and durability.

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Race Face Atlas cranks

With short crank arms, 165mm in this case, you don't actually have much choice. Essentially you've got Shimano and SRAM mid-tier options. Or Race Face.

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best mountain bike cranks

In terms of power to weight the Race Face Next SL G4 really is a superb – it’s also silly light, sensibly stiff and cheaper than other carbon cranks.

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Truvativ Descendent Carbon

The Truvativ Descendant Carbon is a great first step on the carbon crank ladder; factor in £80 worth of chainring and, it’s actually more of a bargain.

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best mountain bike cranks

Praxis has done an excellent job on the Praxis Works Lyft crank, it’s stiff, lightweight, top quality and it should stay that way too.

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Stiff, reasonably light and cheap… just a shame the Praxis BB doesn't stand up to scrutiny - £239.96

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Shimano’s new XT groupset promises better versatility than XTR at a fraction of the cost. What better way to test it than 10,000m of Alpine descending?