Once again I have enisted the “help?” of egg head Nick Hill , his mission this time was to test out some CliQ Weaponz 180mm cranks.
He was sent off to Manchester indoor BMX track to give them a good thrashing at round 1 of the British BMX series, and if there ever was a track to give BMX parts a good thrash then this is definitely the place, with the hardest surface , the biggest jumps and all this coming off a 5mtr start hill, cranks have been known to snap at the very sight of this track!!! so it was the perfect place to test the CliQ Weaponz out .
Check out Nicks review on installing and racing the CliQ cranks below.
I’ve been kissing Gunner’s arse recently, pretending to like him, complementing on his choice of vans and on occasion letting him win first straight practice. It has finally paid off, in the form of a CLIQ crankset. He was running 180mm’s and it was suggested to him by the suppliers that 177.5mm’s may suit him better. This was backed up by Martin Parker no.4 vet, as his choice, also having similar leg length.
As a recent convert to longer cranks I was looking for a change and they would look proper sick on the cruiser.
On installation I noticed a bolted on spider, but other than that, very similar to the Shimano DXR mx70 design. The cranks are forged and have a brushed finish. The profile is low, so your ankles are safe.
The bearings sit outside a euro bottom bracket, with a connecting plastic sleeve. The axle is attached to the drive side. Bearing free play is adjusted via a more substantial preload with a more usual 5mm hex key. Left hand crank bolts on to the splined axle.
Fitting and setting up was a breeze, as the frame had been faced and chased already to ensure bearing life. I am thus confident in fitting and forgetting.
Weight compared to MX70 about 85grams less. Though I think your wallet will also thank you for being less rinsed.
First real test will be Manchester, for round one of the British series. I’m confident, as Gunner and the BMXTALK team have been running them up until now without any problems. They are subtle, clean and understated, no offence Dave.
7000 Series aluminum arms
– Fully heat treated chromoly 24mm spindle
– Sealed out board BB
– 104 bcd CNC machined spider
– 177.5 size available
Test results from Manchester indoor national round 1;
The past weekend the cranks took all I could throw at them and left me impressed, the CLIQ crankset stayed tight, span free and were silent. Completely the opposite of how I rode.
(BMXTalk- Top 3 in the A final is not bad mate ….)
After a few bike setup suggestions relating mostly to my bar position from Barnard, ‘Broken volume knob’ Allen and even commentator Rich Eames….CLANG! If you got a name I’ll drop it. I began to reflect, the CLIQ crankset has sat there silent and smug knowing exactly what to do.
Despite all the punishment that I gave them including hang ups, sketchy riding, thunderous snaps and gasps from crowd. They sat there and spun faultlessly without drawing attention to themselves and just got on with it.
Team BMXTalk have definitely made the correct choice by running these winning Weaponz !!!
If you are in the market for a super strong , lightweight and very good looking crankset then look no further than CliQ Weaponz.
Get yours here-http://shop.harobikes.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=12