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
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.
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).
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.)
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
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.