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Garbaruk Machines Light, Strong & Pretty Hollow Alloy Gravel Road Bike Crankset

Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, all black
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Garbaruk has turned their European CNC machines back towards the road for a new line of lightweight and stiff Gravel & Road Cranksets. And just like we saw for their made-in-Poland XC Cranks, these classy-looking new road & gravel cranks are simple, light, built-tough, affordable in a sea of carbon, and they come in lots of shiny pretty colors for that custom look…

Garbaruk lightweight EU-made alloy Gravel & Road crankset

Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, black and violet
all c. Garbaruk

After years of precision CNC manufacturing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Garbaruk relocated into the EU back in 2019 where they’ve been machining premium chainrings, cassettes & other upgrades for your drivetrain in Krakow, Poland ever since. Last summer after getting a tease on one of Dangerholm’s shiny ultralight creations, Garbaruk officially rolled out their first crankset for XC bikes. Now they are back with an equally aluminum light crankset for road & gravel riders, featuring a much slimmer low-Q construction optimized for 1x dropbar chainlines.

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Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, clamshell seam

The new hollow Garbaruk alloy road & gravel cranks are CNC-machined from 7075-T651 aluminum in two halves, then bonded together for lightweight, stiffness & durability. Developed to be as light as carbon, but with alloy crankset security, the complete crankset without chainrings is claimed to weigh 409g (~480.5g with a 42T round rind installed).

Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, all black

The 152mm Q-factor cranks feature a 130.5mm x 30mm spindle, and are designed with either Gravel 47.5mm or Road 45mm chainline offset, with what appears to be the same Direct Mount standard as Cannondale Hollogram cranks. Chainrings are not included, but Garbaruk makes lightweight direct mount round or oval narrow-wide rings for road, cross & gravel riding from 38-46T with 4.5mm offset for 10/11/12-speed chains. (Their Hollogram offering extends up to 54T, with lower size-specific offset.)

Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, ano colors

Available in either 170 or 175mm lengths (and potentially more sizes in the future if there is demand), buyers pick from 8 different anodized colors for the crankarms themselves, and the option for matching or contrasting self-extractors, too – silver, black, gold, red, orange, green, blue, or violet.

Garbaruk Gravel road cranks – Pricing & availability

Garbaruk Gravel & Road Crankset, lightweight strong affordable alloy cranks EU-made, CNC-machined in Poland, silver and gold

The made-in-Poland alloy Garbaruk Gravel & Road crankset sells for the same $420 / 420€ as the XC cranks, not including a chainring which adds an extra 78€. Cranksets are covered by a standard 2-year warranty, and a crash replacement policy to keep you riding.

The new cranks are available now with global shipping possible. Generally, only silver & black cranks are in stock, but colorful combinations should only take a week or two extra once you order.

Garbaruk.com

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Sevo
Sevo
9 months ago

Wow that’s not really a narrow Q factor at all. That’s an XC bike Q factor. C’Mon guys road/gravel Q factor should be sub 150. Ideally 147. You don’t need an inch of clearance between chainstays and crank arms!

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K-Pop is dangerous to your health
9 months ago
Reply to  Sevo

There are gravel cranks out there approaching 160mm Q factors, and MTB is getting into the 170’s. Can’t help but point out your splitting hairs over 3mm. That’s 1.5mm per side, not 1in. Your 147 ideal may not be for someone else. Be thankful there are options.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Sevo

The XC crankset Q-factor is 170 mm. The gravel/road Q-factor is 152 mm. You’re quibbling about a few millimeters.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
8 months ago
Reply to  Sevo

if your body cant adjust to a 2.5mm change on each side you’ve got problems, and besides where does it say 147 is ideal? proof?

Dinger
Dinger
8 months ago
Reply to  Sevo

How many cyclists in the world could detect a 5mm difference in Q-factor? Certainly nobody could detect 2mm. There are 25.4mm in an inch.

Last edited 8 months ago by Dinger
Jack77
Jack77
8 months ago
Reply to  Sevo

It’s about the same Q-factor as GRX cranks have.

satanas
satanas
8 months ago
Reply to  Jack77

^ True, but that’s still 7mm more than SRAM road cranks, 6mm more than Shimano 11 speed road, 4mm more than Shimano 12 speed, etc. Some people notice and care about differences of whatever sort while others don’t – same with everything. IMHO these cranks aren’t low Q, aren’t cheap, and come in a very limited range of lengths (unless you’re a mountain biker and don’t expect anything else). They don’t offer anything except pretty colours…

Exodux
9 months ago

Nice cranks! these do remind me of the Cannondale Hollowgram cranks. If I were building a gravel or road bike, I would definitely be looking at these cranks. I ran Cannondale SI cranks on my road bike for over 20 years, switching them from bike to bike. I still use them on my current bike.

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
9 months ago

Uninteresting design. Wide Q. So-so weight for the price. Less common ring mount… What’s the draw, exactly?

Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
9 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Fun colors I guess

Kilian
Kilian
8 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Idk, Q factor isn’t really that wide and the weight for price seems good. 480g with the chainring is lighter than a lot of carbon cranks. Easton 90SL with chainring is 518g

Alan
Alan
9 months ago

Gorgeous

DTao
DTao
9 months ago

☝*NEW FAVE CRANK*☝

GreenPlease
GreenPlease
8 months ago

These are beautiful cranks.

Dennis
Dennis
8 months ago

What is a 1x dropbar chainline? And what does handlebar shape have to do with a chainline?

Chad
Chad
8 months ago

Wide Q (pedal to pedal) and looks like a very wide U factor (outside to outside width @ center of crankset).
Walking like a cowboy and rubbing your heels – bonus!
Pretty colors and heavy on the Pong vibes.

Dinger
Dinger
8 months ago
Reply to  Chad

See conversaion above. 152mm is not wide. Shimano GRX = 151mm, Shimano Ultegra = 146mm. 2.5mm per side is of no consequence and narrower is not always better, certainly not for designing frames with short chainstays and adequate tire clearance.

Martin A Navarre
Martin A Navarre
8 months ago

Those are really lovely.
I’ve settled on the Easton EC90SL crank and rings due to low weight, high stiffness, and best ability to handle high chain angles with 1x systems. But they are not very exciting.

Martin Navarre
Martin Navarre
8 months ago

Request for Garbaruk – cassette in the range of 10-40. SRAM tops out at 10-36 and there are many options from 10-48. But nothing I can find in between.

Also, the ring shown above looks different than the road ring on the Garbaruk site. Those share the tooth design with the MTB rings. So, perhaps they have created a new road-specific variant?

Dinger
Dinger
8 months ago
Reply to  Martin Navarre

Question: why 10T? If you choose 11T then the spread you’re looking for already exists in Shimano 11 speed. The 10T is a fairly useless cog in my opinion. In the rare situation that it actually gets used, it’s so draggy that you’re almost better off just spinning faster in the next cog up.

Bill Synk
Bill Synk
8 months ago

In recent couple of years I changed 3 sets of carbon cranks. Various brands and all of them had destruction problems. After a short time wobbling pedal so I don’t want anymore

WOF
WOF
8 months ago

I also agree that the Q-factor is too wide. I use 145mm (Q-factor) cranks and the widest crankset i have is Easton EC90 SL which is 148mm.
I wouldn’t want anything over 150mm. Fact is i think 148mm is already on the edge.

Last edited 8 months ago by WOF

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