DIY. You just appreciate things more when you do them yourself, right? Maybe you already dabble in your own bike repair. Perhaps, you’ve even tried your hand at building your own frame. If that’s the case, then you might want to check out Cane Creek’s latest option for their titanium cranks – the eeWings DIY kit.
Available for order starting today, the DIY kits will sell for just $1,499 and includes all 9 pieces that you’ll need to weld together. Due to global inventory shortages however, kits won’t begin to ship until sometime between June and August 2022. If you run into problems with the build, you might want to look up your local titanium expert to help you get things on the right track.
From Cane Creek:
Cane Creek Cycling Components is proud to announce the latest addition to our lineup of acclaimed eeWings Titanium cranks – the eeWings DIY. The eeWings DIY arrives in 9 individual unwelded pieces consisting of the same 3AL-2.5V and 6AL-4V titanium as the original eeWings crankset. The kit can then be assembled and welded by the rider – at home or wherever you have advanced welding equipment.
The original eeWings cranks – launched in 2018 – are made entirely from high-grade titanium and are pre-welded for ultimate stiffness and durability while weighing in at less than 400 grams. They fall in the same weight range as premium carbon cranks but 20-30 percent stiffer and more durable. Cane Creek is so confident in the quality and durability of the eeWings that they are backed by a 10-year limited warranty*.
The eeWings DIY are a perfect addition to Cane Creek’s premium crank lineup. They are aimed at riders who prefer to service and customize their own bikes to a level typically only possible in advanced manufacturing settings.
“We were really thinking about all of those riders out there doing full shock service at home,” said Rider Engagement Director, Luke Bukoski at Cane Creek. “We figured if they have things like oil fill machines and compressed nitrogen in their garage, they probably also have tig welders and would prefer to weld their own cranks.”
Assembly of the eeWings DIY is simple. All that is required is a tig welder, a tank of argon gas, a titanium fill rod, protective equipment and advanced knowledge of technical welding.
“It’s really straightforward,” said Brandon Blakely, Design Engineer at Cane Creek. “You just tig weld the joints using a titanium filler rod while purging Argon gas through the torch and back purging through the individual part to the backside of the weld. You do that to all of the joints ensuring a strong weld and then – bam – you’ve got a set of eeWings cranks.”
The eeWings DIY are available for order on April 1 for $1499 with shipments expected to arrive to customers between June and August 2022.
*10-year warranty not available on eeWings DIY
Disclaimer: Welding just like mountain biking is inherently dangerous. Failure to properly weld may result in injury then death. The durability, strength, appearance, and compatibility of eeWings DIY cranks will vary greatly depending on welding experience, patience, and tools available. Side effects of impersonating an expert welder include but are not limited to 1st thru 3rd degree burns, fire, oxygen deprivation, trouble breathing, loss of eyesight, blindness, and difficulty seeing. Be sure to protect yourself from yourself. Cane Creek is not responsible or liable for any eeWings DIY customer dissatisfaction – this one is on you. Instructions are sold separately but are currently unavailable. Ask your local bike shop if eeWings DIY are right for you… If you don’t have a proper or accurate source of information on bicycle products, consult the comment section on Pinkbike.com
About Cane Creek Cycling Components:
Cane Creek Cycling Components is an employee-owned manufacturer of premium cycling products headquartered in Fletcher, NC. As a company of riders, we care very deeply about our customers, their satisfaction and their view of us. In the early 1990s, the internet wasn’t really a thing; blogs, internet trolls and cyberbullying didn’t exist, it was great! You could just ride your bike without worrying about geotagging, taking selfies or hunting KOMs. Times have changed, but the feeling of riding your favorite trail hasn’t! So don’t let the haters get you down and go ride your bike. Happy April fools everyone! If you can’t make fun of yourself you shouldn’t make fun of others. Cane Creek Cycling Components will continue to make the best possible products we can because that is who we are and what we do. Keep riding, be nice, have fun and if you need any assistance along the way send us an email or give us a call, we are here to help – and so is our global network of Certified Suspension Service Centers.
April Fools! Sometimes hard to distinguish facts from fiction, this seems to be at least partly fake news. The cycling industry pulls our legs, sometimes we pull along a bit too all in good fun, and we all can be entertained. Now back to your regularly scheduled, real new tech stories…