How do you celebrate seven victories of Rotor sponsored athletes at the Cape Epic? How about the introduction of your first carbon crankset for mountain bikes? That’s exactly what Rotor is doing with the all new Kapic Carbon, calling it their lightest and stiffest crank ever at just 429g (175 mm, 32t w/o BB).
While the crankset was developed with Rotor’s elite athletes in races like the Cape Epic, it’s designed to be strong enough to use on all mountain bikes as well. This is apparent when you consider the fact that they’ll have versions for both Boost and Super Boost chainline spacing, and 165, 170, and 175mm crank lengths. Rotor points out that with modern mountain bike frames, the cranks have to flare out at more dramatic angles in order to clear the chainstays which played into the design and layup of the Kapic Carbon.
Using the same modular design as their current aluminum cranks, the Kapic Carbon uses their proprietary spline interface with an aluminum axle. It also uses their OCP or Optimal Chainring Position mounting design which allows for direct mount chainring installation with a single bolt. More importantly, it allows for micro-adjustment of their Q Rings to find your ideal positioning. Cranksets will be offered with either round or Q Rings in 26-40t single ring sizes.
Available in July, the cranksets will sell for $499 for the cranks, oval or round rings, and axle.