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Easton doubles up with new 2x direct mount Gravel Shifting Rings

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In their own chainring focused white paper, Easton puts it bluntly. “Road Gearing was not made for gravel.” With larger tires of the gravel world making standard gearing effectively larger, they claim that riders often find themselves over geared with traditional gear ratios. But for those who still want the option of running a double rather than switching to a 1x with a small front ring, Easton offers up their new Gravel Shifting Rings.

Easton doubles up with new 2x direct mount Gravel Shifting Rings

Built specifically for the Easton EC90 SL crankset, the rings use a direct mount construction that forgoes the typical spider for less weight. Offered in three configurations, Easton lists the 47/32 as the ideal gravel combo, while the 46/32 is perfect for cross, and the 46/30 the set for adventure riding with big days in the saddle where the bailout gear will come in handy. Each set weighs between 182 – 194g, and Easton gives a complete crankset weight of 540g for a 172.5mm crank with 47/32t rings and no BB.

Built out of EA90 aluminum with black anodizing, the rings have a 45mm chainline and a retail price of $149.99 a set.

eastoncycling.com

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MilesV
MilesV
4 years ago

Thank you. More options like this, please. Are you listening, OEM?

Volsung
Volsung
4 years ago

It’s nice that cranks with the gearing that’s perfect for regular everyday people only comes in carbon.

dockboy
dockboy
4 years ago
Reply to  Volsung

This is CINCH, so go get a set of Aeffect cranks for $100 and call it good.

Dolan Halbrook
Dolan Halbrook
4 years ago
Reply to  Volsung

The seem to be using a direct mount standard (as much as you can use that term at this point) called CINCH, so there should be other crank arms available.

Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude
4 years ago
Reply to  Volsung

For un regular people there’s always the FSA Energy Adventure crankset: aluminium version of the carbon SL-K.
With a more regular people price tag.
https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/energy-modular-bb386evo-crankset-4254

Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude
4 years ago
Reply to  Schadenfreude

LOL un = us!

Smale Rider
Smale Rider
4 years ago

Just need 165 cranks like everyone else makes and we’re good. 165 cranks, cinch powermeter, 47/32 rings, shut up and take my money.

Thor
Thor
4 years ago

$150 for a pair of chainrings? Ouch.

Mechanic
Mechanic
4 years ago
Reply to  Thor

Have you ever paid for a set of chainrings that weren’t off alibaba?

Greg
Greg
4 years ago
Reply to  Thor

Look up the price of a Shimano big ring these days. Or SRAM Yaw. Or Campy…

Jim Porter
Jim Porter
4 years ago

They should of used a derailleur like this in the photo: http://www.interlocracing.com/shifters-derailleurs/sub-c-front-derailleur-double

Frank
Frank
4 years ago

47t?

Alan
Alan
4 years ago

Please can we have cranks in alu? I have Turbine cinch cranks which are great on MTB but a bit wide for a road bike (Q=178mm)

Greg
Greg
4 years ago

The cross ratio is 46/36, not 46/32

onrhodes
4 years ago

46×36 Ultegra 6800 cranks with XT 11×40 cassette and wolf tooth road link……that’s how I roll, though I do like these combos listed above.

John
John
4 years ago

Stop riding slowly up my downhill only trails!

Brian
Brian
4 years ago
Reply to  John

Hey, get off my lawn

Wvcycling
4 years ago

That 46×30 + an 11-23 is my dream drivetrain for WV roads.

Martin Brown
Martin Brown
4 years ago

Yes on 11-23 (or 12-25), but for the old, the fat, the slow, the non-racers, give me a monster cross type combo like 42-26 or 40-24.

YoJoe
YoJoe
4 years ago
Reply to  Martin Brown

I’m fairly fit, strong and do a lot of miles, I still use 28-40 with a 685 OD wheel.

Add altitude and bags and rolling up/down terrain and 40 to 44×11 is plenty high enough. A 40 or 42 with the right rear block is used like a 1x most of the time, plus a 28 or 30 bail gear for steepest stuff or big climbs on day 3 onwards. If you’re going to build an adventure bike, may as well make it work for actual adventures as well as day rides.

MTB4me
MTB4me
4 years ago

Who-ston…?

John
John
4 years ago

Yet another 46/30 available only in a 30mm spindle body. Screw Easton.

Cheese
Cheese
4 years ago
Reply to  John

Cinch is compatible with BSA frames, angry boy.

https://www.raceface.com/products/details/cinch-bsa30-bb

Craig
Craig
4 years ago

Outer chainring sizes are still 2-4 teeth too large IMO.

JKK
JKK
4 years ago

Yes, thank you Easton. Now, please roll out the aluminum EA90 cranks so we can all buy this.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

I’d prefer adding back the 45g weight saving from the “extra” material for flexibility in combing rings to sits my needs and not the perceived needs of Easton/Race Face. Like 48/30

Joey B
Joey B
4 years ago

Bravo Easton! I wouldn’t be surprised to Shimano drop an Ultegra Sub Compact front derailleur to go with the recently introduced Ultegra RX rear derailleur.

YoJoe
YoJoe
4 years ago
Reply to  Joey B

Waiting for a 24mm axle shimano 28-42, 47.5mm CL road crank but it won’t happen. They’ll screw it up somehow in the name of optimisation. Rings will be too big or CL will be 43mm. Stupid BCD I could cope with though.

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