Category Archives: Shimano

Cranks

I haven’t talked about anything new in the world of bikes for some time, so, let’s talk cranks, because I’ve realized they’ve gone through some interesting changes recently.

1996 Shimano XTR group

The Gold Standard in cranks has almost always been Shimano’s XTR. There might be lighter, or cheaper options than XTR, but historically, XTR has given buyers the best compromise of weight, performance, and price.

And generally, they’ve been the best looking too – but I’m not sure that’s the case anymore.

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