Based on the instruction sheet sent with our eeWings MTB cranks, we thought this might be coming – well half of it. Cane Creek just announced a new power meter equipped version of their gorgeous eeWings cranks. But they also announced a new application for the standard cranks – gravel, cross, and all road.

Cane Creek spreads their eeWings w/ integrated Stages power for MTB, Gravel

Partnering with Stages Cycling, Cane Creek will now be offering a version of their MTB titanium crankset equipped with one of their single sided power meters straight from the factory. Priced at $1,499 (without a chainring or bottom bracket), the cranks are quite expensive, but then again, there aren’t many options for similar set ups. And if you’d rather have a power meter equipped version for something other than MTB…

Cane Creek spreads their eeWings w/ integrated Stages power for MTB, Gravel

Cane Creek just announced the new eeWings All-Road version for gravel, cross, and well, all-road applications. Initially, the cranks will be offered without the power meter, but a Stages equipped version is coming later this year.

The standard eeWings All-Road cranks will be offered in 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm arm lengths and use the same SRAM direct mount chainring standard as the MTB versions. Equipped with a 30mm titanium spindle, the cranks can be used with BSA 68mm, PF86.5 and 386EVO bottom brackets, as well as PF30 and BB30 bottom brackets – as long as you use bottom brackets with external bearing configurations.

With a claimed weight of less than 400g, the cranks offer similar 20-30% stiffness gains over carbon, and a 10 year limited warranty. Cane Creek also just announced that they’re implementing a 30 day satisfaction guarantee where if you aren’t completely satisfied with the cranks, you can return them for a full refund.

eeWings All-Road Specifications

  • Weight: 395 grams
  • Materials: Grade 9 Ti-3Al-2.5V titanium (crank arms), Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V titanium (spindle, herth joint/chainring interface, pedal inserts), 7075 T-6 Aluminum (preload assembly)
  • BB compatibility: 30mm spindle only. BSA68mm, PF86.5, 386EVO, BB30 (External Bearing), PF30 (External Bearing)
  • Chainring compatibility: Compatible with X-SYNC Chainrings
  • Length: Available in 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm
  • Warranty: 10-year limited warranty

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    • They’ve updated the site: 160mm for the ”all road” versus 176mm for the mountain. So not quite ‘road’ width but narrower than a lot of the doubles I see on the retail floor.

  1. I’m surprised there is so much interest in these albeit absolutely beautiful you can get XTR with a stages for half if not less than this price. Where the heck are people getting the cash to spend this much on mtb cranks? Is there some tax deduction for domestically produced titanium I don’t know about?

        • Dang! Now I’m going to have to stop enjoying my life since Padrote declared a person can’t enjoy life if they use a power meter in earnest. And we all know that declarations on the internet are always true!

    • Hard to argue the many advantages of Ti over even premium alloy cranks. XTR has 3-year warranty. These have 10 year. XTR is heavier, not as strong, and not as stiff.

      And a Kia will get you to the store the same as a BMW but there are plenty of BMWs out there… People like nice things.

      • It just seems bizarre to me how adopted these are despite price and limited to no performance benefit over high end cranks at a fraction of the cost. Yet most comments around expensive carbon wheels are about how they’re only priced for dentists etc.

        • I would argue the performance benefit gained is massive compared to carbon. I’ve had two Next cranks fail on me (pedal insert) with less than a year and a half of use. I could have bought a set of eeWings for the money I spent on those cranks since RF wouldn’t warranty them. And you’re right… carbon is a fraction of the price… that fraction being barely less than 1/2 which is not much.

          I think if you look at it from a durability and long term use view, these cranks are easily worth the money.

          • Not sure this is a fair comparison. First off, titanium is notch sensitive, so bad rock strikes may end up killing these cranks. Second, why did you buy a second set of Next cranks after busting the first one? Lack of warranty support is pretty sure sign they are crap.

            • Sure, notch sensitive, if an actual scratch happens it ends up bad, but in practice it’s more likely to dent and that’s no worse for ti than for steel, but a dent in carbon means the matrix can no longer do its job.

  2. I guess this will appeal to the folks that like to buy a McLaren and then bolt an aftermarket wing on the back. I assume the rest of the people spending a thousand dollars on a spiderless crankset would just get a Quarq.

    • If by that you mean you are looking for 2x chainrings, then SRAM makes an X-SYNC 2X adapter and I imagine there is enough room behind the crank for the two rings.

    • If this crank will take SRAM X-Sync DM rings, that implies it’ll take SRAM modular spiders. So in other words, it all ready (theoretically) ready for double chainring setups.

      Now, getting back to the question of Q-factor…..

      • I hadn’t thought about direct mount mounting a spider….yes Q factor then….

        I guess I’ll be losing some weight while never eating again..

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