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Lighten Your Rotation with New Hollow Titanium Road, Gravel, and XC Cranks from 5DEV

5DEV Titanium Cranks plus rings(Photos/5DEV)
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Today, San Diego, California’s milling masters, 5DEV released their new Titanium Road Gravel and XC Cranks. These cranks combine advanced engineering, CNC machining, and robotic laser welding – all done in their facility in sunny San Diego, California.

The new cranks made my Best of Sea Otter list. I got to see them up close and personal…and they are quite good-looking. Let’s check out the details.

5DEV Titanium Cranks pedal spot
(Photos/5DEV)

Innovative Material and Design

The new 5DEV Titanium cranks are crafted from hollow, laser-welded titanium and then finished on 5-axis CNC machines. The cranks weigh 450g for the 170mm arm length and road spindle.

5DEV Titanium Cranks full crank

Versatility and Compatibility

5DEV offers their new cranks in 165mm, 170mm, and 175mm lengths. The cranks will feature adaptable Q factors for Road, Road Wide, and XC setups. There will be shorter sizes available in the Fall of 2024.

8 Bolt Pattern Compatibility

The new 5DEV Titanium cranks are compatible with SRAM 8 Bolt Interface, Quarq Power Meters, and SRAM 1X and 2X chainrings as well as their 5DEV 42t and 52t Aero rings. They will integrate with Quarq DFour DUB Power Meter for Shimano 2X, with a Shimano 2X Spider coming mid-summer in 2024.

5DEV Titanium Cranks up close

5DEV Titanium Cranks Performance Features and Retail

Retail: $1,199

  • Aerodynamic Efficiency: With a narrower, more aerodynamic profile than other popular cranks, our design saves between 1.3 to 4.4 watts based on CFD analysis at 24mph.
  • Low Profile Aero Tip: Reduces rock strikes while improving airflow.
  • Hollow Laser Welded Design: Engineered for maximum rigidity and weight reduction, this design innovation ensures superior power transfer and durability.
  • Vibration Absorption: Reduces leg fatigue on long rides for improved comfort and performance.
  • LSD Hardware: LSD (Laboratory Synthesized Diamond) Coated Titanium mounting hardware.

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Chunk
Chunk
29 days ago

So, the same weight as Garbaruk’s at more than twice the price?

Grillis
Grillis
29 days ago
Reply to  Chunk

The Garbaruk is aluminum.

Matthias
Matthias
27 days ago
Reply to  Grillis

Yes, that’s the point. Over 50g lighter at just over a third of the price in fact. I love myself some Ti hardware but this is ridiculous, it’s almost as expensive as my entire frame.

Bumscag
Bumscag
26 days ago
Reply to  Matthias

Unfortunately, neither of these companies are known for their crank’s durability so what’s the point?

Tom
Tom
28 days ago

they’re reaching pretty hard on those “benefits”.

Alan
Alan
28 days ago
Reply to  Tom

They should just be honest and say that they’re pretty, because they are.

Tom
Tom
28 days ago
Reply to  Alan

^1000%. They should just say they look cool, they’re stiff enough, and they won’t break.

Ashok Captain
Ashok Captain
28 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Maybe delete the bit after the last comma? Cheers!

Patrick
Patrick
28 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Did you watch unbound? Gravel is all about watts now. Looks like their “benefits” are appealing to those who ride 100+ miles on washboard roads.

Bill
Bill
28 days ago

Do these have any BMX racing application at all?

Lachlan
Lachlan
28 days ago

Don’t think they’d stand up to Reg Harris

Exodux
27 days ago

I really like CC’s SweetWings titanium crankset, but the $1K price tag is a little hard to swallow. These being a couple hundred more, takes these completely off of my radar.
I do understand where the pricing comes from, being that Ti is more costly for the material and the welding/ machining.

Mr Pink
Mr Pink
27 days ago

So what’s the w factor going to be? Much of there stuff is wider than needed (as is much of the industry). Give us a 155mm w factor MTB crank and sub 150mm Q factor road/gravel crank. No reason q factors should be as wide as they’ve gotten.

paolo
paolo
27 days ago

very heavy

Daryl
Daryl
26 days ago

Did they fix the breaking issues their MTB cranks had??

Patrick
Patrick
26 days ago
Reply to  Daryl

Yeah. The released an new model of the crank and if you have the old one you can send it back and they upgrade you for free.

Big Dave
Big Dave
26 days ago

Still 50g heavier than CC eeWings adn $100 more… why would anyone choose these over eeWings?

Balderdash
Balderdash
26 days ago
Reply to  Big Dave

Because eeWings cranks look like something that somebody built in their garage and these cranks look svelte and beautiful. I would never consider buying either, but if I were very very rich and had already purchased all the titanium bling for my titanium frame, yeah, I could see buying these.

Doc Sarvis
Doc Sarvis
24 days ago

And the grift just keeps on coming. ‘Vibration absorption’ really surprised they didn’t use the word ‘dampening’

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