Every mountain bike enthusiast dreams to have one of the best bikes in this world. Many of them do crazy stuff to own one such masterpiece, but how many of them can actually maintain it? Moreover, many of them are unable to map the right parts as per their own needs. So, below we will look at mountain bike cranks and stems to help you maintain your bike and make it last longer.
Mountain Bike Cranks And Stems
However small a bike part may be, its importance lies in its position and its actual utility. A mountain bike crank might seem to be an almost invisible part, but its proper configuration is a very important aspect which must be clear in mind.
Just for an example, if you are a cross country rider, your crank-set must be light and strong whereas a downhill jumper needs something stronger and beefy to resist those jump shocks.
Let us have a look at some of the best available cranks. The new FSA Gravity Isis CrankSet with Bash Guard is a wonderful design for triathlon athletes. Its hollow aluminium crank arms and spider give the lower portion much more durability. It is suitable for long drops and heavy pedalling.
The Shimano Ultegra FC 6600 CrankSet has a hollow forging structure which is very lightweight and helps in efficient power transfer. It is designed for long races on all terrains except snowy paths.
The 2009 Shimano Deore XT M770 CrankSet with bottom bracket is the latest addition which not only helps in perfect shifting but its heat treated chromoly middle chainring, clamped and pinned structure gives a lot of stability to the bike.
With models like Gravity, Race face, Odyssey and Truvativ, bikers have thousands of options to tune up their bikes with the choice of crank set.
Mountain Bike Stems
It is quite a known fact that there are millions of mountain bike enthusiasts all around the world. A major percentage of them like to buy an absolute new version of this adventure bike but some like it to be custom made.
For any such purpose, it is really important to have an in depth knowledge about the cycle parts. Even a minor doubt could spoil the entire investment. Just like any other part, the stem of a Mountain bike is a very important part. One must know the shape and size of the stem depending on the type of usage and terrain.
If you like rough terrains then 3T ARX Pro bike stem is perfect for you. The 100mm and 84/96d black coloured stems are specially designed for rough terrains and help the rider to make a good grip. The unique design of holding the stem is very fitting.
Many times you would love to venture out in the mountain to see the unexplored. For such situations a mountain bike must be equipped with a 3T ARX Team (31.8) 100mm 72d Black stem. Not only would you feel better while balancing on steep curves and tough inclines but also your fingers won’t hurt much while operating brakes and gears at regular intervals.
The shape is also very important. The same model of stem might come in different shapes. Until one needs to race on a straight track, your stem should be straight with a standard 5 degree bent in the middle.
Though a small part, yet a mountain bike stem has the potential to change the complete experience of biking. I hope by now you understand how to take care of your mountain bike cranks and stems.