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Syncros Revolution Cranks

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[Jan 22, 2002]
Andreas
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

looks, Stiffness, strength, durability

Weakness:

None so far

great cranks, I would definitely recommend them to others.
Strong, light, instantly responsive, they make their presence noted merely by connecting you to the rest of the bike and transferring maximum power to the wheels.

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all kinds of crappy cranks

[Mar 18, 2002]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Overall looks, stength, unique wide stance they give...

Weakness:

a little rust, double ti bottom bracket bit the big one, and oh yea, the cheasy Stickers that fell off during the first ride..

I've had these cranks since 98, the initial and only issue I have ever had with them was the spending extra for the Syncros double ti bottom bracket.. After not even a year, I was replacing it... Otherwise, the cranks themselves are tough as nails. I'm about 200 pounds and have always blasted downhills and do some jumping... Luckly, it doesn't look like the set I bought have the weaknesses mentioned in earlier reviews, (in which the cranks have actually snapped while riding uphills. ugh) I go through a bottom bracket every two years or so, and I hit uphills hard in addition to the jumping and downhills and have not had any problems with the cranks at all. It sounds kind of hit or miss, like there may have been a small percentage of cranks sold with some irregularities in the metals. Since Syncros and GT are now history, if you can get used Revolutions I would go for it. Its a semi-safe bet that any of the "problem cranks" would have been weeded out and busted by the original owners by this point, hopefully.. But that doesn't exactely sound too promising does it?.. Kind of makes you wonder how the company went out of business right? :) I'll wrap it up with: my Revolutions have been good to me, (as well as the Syncros Ti-seatpost). As for but the Stem I just ordered from Supergo for $10, I think the price speaks for itself... I'll probably make it into a nice toilet paper dispenser for my bathroom, (as my bike shop has warned me about buying (and using) -any- new closeout Syncros parts, mainly because it is a bunch of garbage..) To clarify, the pre-98 (pre-GT buyout) Syncros parts are supposed to be awesome. Quality control apparentely went down hill after sending production from Canada to Taiwan, (or whereever)... suprise suprise...

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Shimano LX

[Mar 17, 2002]
steve
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

light,responsive,stiff....for a while anyway

Weakness:

snapped driveside arm at midpoint no longer produced

always wanted these cranks and was very happy with them till they broke on an uphill.....yeah that's right ,an uphill climb did them in now to be fair, i must tell you that i am not a groomed path rider i tend to favor technically challenging terrain and i weigh 210
still a disheartening occurence made all the more annoying by the fact that they are no longer produced and as a result couldn't be warranteed also a word to any current owners; obtain some spider/crank bolts as the syncros design doesn't accept standard c.r.bolts

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too many to list

[Aug 09, 2001]
Arthur Krikorian
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

rigid light and looks Great

Weakness:

non

got it 6 or 7 years ago off the distributer
mine is a nivacrome prototype it is lighter than the production renolds units incredible product will never sell
after all these years the threds on the spyder striped so i
driled them and put crank nuts in works great

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Race face

[Oct 02, 1998]
Mike Edge
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

Decided to upgrade and chose Synchros cold forged aluminum cranks to fit my ActionTech titanium bottom bracket and Black Spire chainrings. Nothing but chain suck....the culprit was a faulty casting of the Synchros..! Power to Synchros, they sent a replacement set and all is well. Thank you Synchros..!!! Wish I could have given five stars but the chain suck carved up my new Rhino rims :-(

[Mar 31, 1998]
Stuart Hodgson
weekend warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

These cranks are the best that i have owned and they really do look better than anything else that i could have considerd bying. stiff as you like and look like they'll last a long time too. they seem to look good in all conditions and should do even when the shine has gone as the logo is pressed into the side of the crank. The tapers are spot on and so are the pedel threads.

[May 28, 2001]
Marcus Van Kommer
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

cromoly, stiff, strong, fairly light

Weakness:

price and they are no longer made

one word - cromoly
The ones I have are not for sale, not to anybody

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shimano, raceface

[Mar 29, 2001]
Crazy Bit#$
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

-Chromoly,just like my old Profiles
-STIFFEST CRANK I HAVE EVER USED
-Bombproof
-Cool looks

Weakness:

-Rust
-I don't know if these babies are still being made...
-Pricey
-High Q-factor(?)

These were on my friend's Sobo..

When I first hammered hard on these buggers,I COULD FEEL THEM FLEX THE REAR CHAINSTAYS!!They are that stiff!Amazing power transfer makes any forged aluminum crank feel like a wet noodle!!
This is an older Syncros crank('99),so I don't know if it still being made.Whatever the case,if you want a kickass crank for hammerin' on,this is IT.

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Truvativ Stylo,Shimano LX('00 and '98 models)

[Feb 18, 2000]
JB
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

stealth looks
good for super liteweights

Weakness:

black revolutions...they deteriorate internally and will eventually snap

I broke them while climbing xc. i weigh 160 and dont jump.
syncros never returned 5 emails! i bought xtr, waywayway better. overhyped is syncros! I had the black revolutions (steel),,they snapped right between the N and the C after one year on an xc race bike.
If I were them id snap too. I would put em on a roadbike though

3 stars for stealthy looks

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xtr
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[Feb 18, 2000]
Eric H.
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

The crank is the stiffest one i have ever tried.

Weakness:

The company sucks. I road these cranks for two weeks around town, didn't even get to hit the trail when i realized that the power disc was bent, i sent them back to syncros and they told me that there was nothing wrong with them. I am a mechanic at the local shop, and i know when my crank is bent. the moral of the story is that syncros the once great company from Canada has bowed to the evil empire and joined forces with GT. what a shame. I was really dissappointed that I was treated the way I was.

be very leary about any syncros product that is bought in the future. The products are generally great, but the company won't stand behind it's warranty, which for these cranks is two years against overload and fatigue, and five years for manufacturers defects. I bought the works, syncros double row, ti spindled bb, and the rings to go with the cranks, i dropped some cash, but syncros won't stand behind their product.
-side note, i had never had a problem with syncros products in the past and everybody i have ever talked to has loved those cranks. The warranty guys just can't do their job.

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none.

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