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    Review of the e*thirteen DH Cranks & PF30 Bottom Bracket
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 6:04 pm
    Posted by Nic

    From FactoryJackson.com:

    The e*thirteen PF30 BB should be available very shortly and e*thirteen will be the first brand to offer a solution to the woes of Demo owners who are struggling with moving adapters. Regardless of this, these new cranks represent a brand so firmly associated with the chainguide market, one which they happen to dominate quite considerably and taking their unique approach to component design and lesson learned, applying it to cranks where the design ethos is carried over to good effect.

    Does the market need another mounting system? I don’t think so in all honesty, but the PF30 is here and I’m pretty sure it’s here to stay; at least for a while anyway and at the end of the day it works and works pretty well. Using presses to install headsets hasn’t caused too much of an issue over the years and like anything new, it will surely become the norm and become nothing more than ‘standard’, but I can’t help but be slightly frustrated that a tool as specialist and as expensive as a headset press is required for installation? This kind of takes away the ‘home mechanics’ ability to strip and rebuild their bike and may ultimately lead to a cheap tool or maybe some instructions on the web on how to make your own…..

    On to the Polygon Interface; well, this is cool no matter how you look at it and using the wavy washer and dropping the pinch bolts, combined with the excellent aesthetic finish and engineering qualities of these cranks all add up to some pretty special cranks. I think this reason alone is enough to consider them over the competition. So what is the competition and how do these fare? Well, against the popular and virtually de-rigeur Shimano Saints, they’re roughly a similar weight, but your paying another £50 for the privilege of being different with these bad boys coming in at £260 for the cranks, BB and chainring bolts. This is by no means cheap, but considering the features and uniqueness these have, it’s no surprise I’m seeing more and more at the trails.

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