Profile Design Alpine PRO Crankset

DESCRIPTION

  • Solid Carbon Wrapped over a 6061-T6 Aluminum Skeletal Support
  • Removable Spiders
  • 170 or 175mm Lengths

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 07, 2005]
Johannes Jödicke
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

light
nice looking
cheap for carbon crankarms

Weakness:

spider not exactly machined (wobling chainrings)
don´t matches to 112.5 BB-M950 (old XTR)

I have had tow work for certain hours, making the crankarms
match to the BB: The Al spindlehousing is to wide, so that
tightening the arms causes in pressure to the BB, i can´t
turn it even with the crankarms on it. A good metal saw helped i hope it will last. Buying BB with wider axle seems
to be no option because the chainline gonna get very bad.
The wobbling chainrings are not noticeable when riding.

If you get them cheap, are a proper mechanic, don´t weight
to much and love carbon, consider them.

Similar Products Used:

LX, XT, SBC Strongarm, RF Turbine, Shimano 600 ...

[Nov 02, 2004]
Willie Moreno
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Great customer service. Looks cool.

Weakness:

I tried 3 sets each one was machined so than chain rings appeared to wobble. I then went to Profile, they tried to find one that was strait but could not. They were very helpful but we could not find one that worked. I did not want to wait for them to bring a new shipment in from TIWAIN!!! so I bought an xtr crank.

Very good customer support but they seem to have an issue with them arms right now. I would not write this review because they were so nice, but I dont want someone else to end up with the same problem. Gave them 2 chilis because they really did try to make it right.

Similar Products Used:

xtr,Race face

[Oct 26, 2004]
Tim
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, compatible w/ octalink BB, stiff, look great

Weakness:

None yet...

Thus far in the game, these cranks have been great. They are very stiff (I'm only a buck-fifty though), very light, and asthetically pleasing. I do like the fact that the spider can be changed as well. This feature lets you custom order the 'set so you may utilize rings of your choice and that you may already have. These have taken some rocks to their pedal-ends too, and there is no sign of fraying carbon, delamination, splitting, etc. Octalink compatibility lets you strap 'em to a Shimano BB of your choice, and you can use a mtb bb w/ a mtb spider all summer, them throw on a road bb w/ a road spider in the fall just in time for 'ross season. I like the versatility, and it works for the budget conscious. One crank, two uses! Would I say that they are better than XTR? Maybe not, but they have worked as well for me and it gives riders who want stiffness and light weight a choice other than the Japanese giant. Good price too (I got a pro deal, but even the reg. $$ isn't bad compared to other carbon setups out there). So far, five flaminations. Well, there it is, and remember: that's just my opinion!

Similar Products Used:

XTR, Raceface

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