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Product Press Release

Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Cranks

Date Apr 16, 2018

Cane Creek Cycling Components has announced the release of a premium crankset called eeWings. The crankset is made entirely from high-grade titanium and is designed for ultimate stiffness and durability while weighing in at a mere 400 grams - in the same weight range as premium carbon cranks but 20% to 30% stiffer and significantly more durable.

eeWings are designed to keep up with the rigorous demands of the most aggressive trail and enduro mountain bikers - though they will benefit any rider who puts a premium on durability, stiffness and light weight. In fact, Cane Creek has such confidence in the eeWings’ quality and durability that they are backing the cranks with a 10-year limited warranty.

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The cranks have a titanium 30mm spindle and are compatible with BSA73mm, PF92/PF89.5, 392EVO bottom brackets as well as PF30 and BB30 bottom brackets with outboard bearing configurations. 

"Through the course of aggressive riding, you invariably hit your cranks against rocks and other trail features which causes structural damage to carbon cranks and can lead to them breaking," said Sam Anderson, product manager for Cane Creek. "Titanium just brushes those hits off so the eeWings can withstand a lot more abuse than other high-end cranks and not end up structurally compromised or broken. At the same time, they are incredibly stiff so more of the energy you put into each pedal stroke makes it to the back wheel and helps push you down the trail."


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The eeWings also include an innovative new CNC machined aluminum preloader that is compatible with multiple other high-end 30mm spindle cranks - providing a more durable solution over preloaders from other manufacturers, which are often made from plastic or other less durable materials.

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“When we first set out to make a crankset we knew we wanted to create something that really pushed boundaries and deserved the ee designation,” said Brent Graves, president and CEO of Cane Creek. “That meant not cutting a single corner, using the best materials regardless of cost and holding ourselves to the highest standards of testing and design, We’ve done those things and it’s resulted in a truly exceptional product that we’re all very proud of.”

The eeWings were developed in collaboration with revolutionary components designer Craig Edwards and represent the first major expansion to Cane Creek’s line of ee products.  Edwards joined the Cane Creek team in October of 2016 as part of an exclusive deal for the company to take over manufacturing and distribution of his ultra-light eeBrake. 

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The eeWings are Cane Creek’s first entry into the crankset category, however they are familiar territory for Edwards who, in the 1990’s, designed the Sweetwings - a revolutionary hollow steel crankset that was years ahead of its time and set a course for bicycle crank development as we know it today.

Cane Creek will debut the eeWings to the public in their booth at the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival on April 19-22 in Monterey California.

eeWings come in a subdued, brushed titanium finish with only a minimalistic laser-etched graphic on the face of the crank. In addition to allowing the titanium to take center stage aesthetically, this simple design will allow riders to use Scotch-Brite or a similar abrasive to remove small scratches and blemishes that accumulate in the finish over time and use.

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They will retail for $999 and will be available through Cane Creek distributors and retailers or factory direct through the company’s website at www.canecreek.com beginning in late April. 

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eeWings Specifications


 

Weight: 400 grams

Materials: Grade 9 Ti-3Al-2.5V titanium (crank arms), Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V titanium (spindle, herth joint/chainring interface, pedal inserts), 7075 T-6 Aluminum (preload assembly)

BB compatibility: 30mm spindle only. BSA73mm, PF92, PF89.5, BB30 (External Bearing Only), PF30 (External Bearing Only), 392EVO.

Chainring compatibility: Compatible with X-SYNC Chainrings

Length: Available in 170mm and 175mm

Warranty : 10-year limited warranty


Comments

cooperquinn
+3 Endur-Bro JVP Perry Schebel
Cooper Quinn  - April 16, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Allow me to be the first to say these are; 

  1. unnecessary,

  2. pointless, 

  3. beautiful, 

and I want them. 

But its just a wee bit hard to justify $1000USD for CRANKS. 

Thats.... I mean I could build up a decent hardtail for that, by cobbling together some parts I've got laying around, and spending widely. 

$1300CAD will also buy a fair bit of summer adventuring. 

But man are those sexy (for cranks, anyway. YMMV on the sex appeal of cranks.)

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craw
+1 Cooper Quinn
Cr4w  - April 16, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

What's old (Sweet Wings) is new again. Making Ti great again!

When I look at the scars on my Turbines I'm glad I don't own more expensive more fragile more fancy cranks. That being said I'm stoked that these are being produced.

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cooperquinn
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Cooper Quinn  - April 16, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

I'm happy these exist, but I'm not running out to set my credit card on fire unnecessarily. 

They're basically functional art.

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xy9ine
+2 natbrown Cooper Quinn
Perry Schebel  - April 16, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

dude, how about these on a gnarcissist luxe ti?? and a ti thomson riser? and ti bolts everywhere. maybe an all silver / polished build. someone needs to finance my dream. who's willing to chip in on a kickstarter?

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earleb
+2 DMRDave Endur-Bro
earle.b  - April 16, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

The opposite of an all carbon build, as much ti as you can possibly get. 

Who will make you some custom ti rims????

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cooperquinn
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Cooper Quinn  - April 16, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

IF ONLY WE KNEW SOMEONE WITH A MILL...

xy9ine
+1 mike
Perry Schebel  - April 16, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

full titanium (including rims) track bike:

cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - April 17, 2018, 12:38 a.m.

I know a guy who owns some prepro ti Syncros flat pedals. BMIB - only twelve sets ever produced. 

Too

Bad

About

The  

Clipping 

Habit

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xy9ine
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Perry Schebel  - April 17, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

forgot about the syncros mental pedals. crazy shin shredders, those. suppose i could forego clipless to maximize ti content. 

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