e*thirteen Carbon Cranks

Words Cam McRae
Date Apr 22, 2015

The RISE OF ENDURO has rung in a new kind of weight weenie. It’s tough to shave weight on bikes in the 6″ travel range if you want to keep them burly. Carbon cranks have proven to be a reliable way to save a significant amount of weight with Race Face and SRAM leading the charge. e*thirteen wants in and they have two models (sort of) entering the market in the fall.

e13_LG1r_1600

Hollow cranks are hollow. Fans of Race Face’s recent carbon cranks will notice some similarities. The LG1R shown here is for DH use.

We were told the TRSr model, for trail and all mountain use (Enduro!) and the LG1 for DH, apparently come in a little lighter than Race Face’s SIXc (which start at 540g with an 83mm spindle, 36t ring and no BB).  The cranks use a spider-less chainring and both models use identical arms, with only the spindle length and thickness differentiating them.

ring_attach

The single ring is secured with a splined lock ring but we didn’t get a look at the interface.

intended_use

We were told this is outside the product’s intended use.


Does your bike need some slimming down the middle?

 

 

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - April 23, 2015, 9:10 a.m.

Ryan, from what I remember e*thirteen has just about every BB option covered with these cranks.

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ryan-feagan
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Ryan Feagan  - April 23, 2015, 4:36 a.m.

Please tell me there's a 24mm spindle option! Not everyone has bb30…

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nat-brown
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Nat Brown  - April 24, 2015, 8:38 a.m.

Every other crank they do has a 30 mm spindle, but like Pete said, they have BBs to fit pretty much any MTB out there. A 30 mm spindle does not imply BB30.

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ryan-feagan
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Ryan Feagan  - April 24, 2015, 8:43 a.m.

My carbon trek has BB95… I've never found a way to fit a 30mm spindle inside the shell.

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nat-brown
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Nat Brown  - April 24, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

You've got me there. I'm guessing that it is possible, but heroic efforts might be needed. I'd email the hive/e13 guys about it if you're interested. I've had very good experiences with them in the past.

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