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Cane Creek goes Ti

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Trekrules, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Trekrules

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Looks flexy.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Worth it for all the sweet sparks you'd get on rocks strikes.
     
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    Is that the only color option?
     
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    I'm going to get a set.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    rockofullr confused

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    All those guys out there with ti frames are gonna buy these
     
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    Goddam....$999. At least they're 30mm and not some weird one-off thing.
     
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    Whatever. At nearly 1000 clams, I'd expect two if not three new and improved standards to be included. Fycking rip off if you ask me.
     
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    Aren't all those last announcements on PB just April 1st leftovers?
     
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    So they’ll work like shit with BB92. Good show.
     
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    I wonder what the margin is here since ti is a pita to work with and it doesn't really scale well as you produce more. Plus what's the appeal really? Are carbon trail cranks not stiff enough? Unless you are a 260 pounds I think you don't need to spend 1k on cranks.
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Not STRONG enough. All taht rock-bashing, you know, causes crabon cranks to break! Oh noes!!

    But Ti... shrugs all that shit right off. WIN!
     
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    The thing is no it doesn't. I love how in the minds of some people TI is mined from unicorn horns and he-man's penis so it's indestructible.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It says so right there in the marketing material!! :D
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    wait. wait. WAIT A MINUTE. just realized what cane creek's freakin' logo is . . .
     
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    Depend on the grade of titanium. A-10 cockpits are made from titanium so the bullets from small arms will bounce right off.
     
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    The one thing that ti is good at is fatigue resistance, but it’s more brittle and suffers just as much from under/improperly designed parts and manufacturing/production flaws. So it is just as “cracky” as anything else. Advantage? Lizards get paid.
     
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    If I still owned the shop I would probably have picked a pair of these up.
    (Customers love bright shiny things)
     
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    I'm just here for the dentist comments...but really you got this shift right now to consumer direct, price conscience, nice bikes that working people can afford and then Cane Creek offers cranks that are literally 5x the cost of a perfectly nice pair of alloys for what, a hundred grams and some bling blang? Give me a break. Marketing stunt to try and get some attention....wild. They're local to me and I want to love them but damn they make it impossible....
     
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    Not impressed by the visual appeal, looks like a polished turd.
     
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    It is a salamander in the logo, not a lizard. :nerd:
     
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    No, finally a trustworthy ti crank option again. I see a lot of potential for gravel bikes and such. But I agree, for a mountain bike XTR M980 cranks are as perfect as they get and can be had for cheap, especially used. Dentists need to get the crabonz.
     
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    I mean, I'm definitely not going to buy these, but I don't get being mad about it either. These are obviously a part designed for people with a ton of disposable income who want some bling, and are willing to spend for it. This isn't going to become the norm, or the standard price for a crank going forward. Are you mad that Rolls Royce makes cars too?
     
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    Bah, I would be if I lived in West Sussex, grew up driving Rolls Royces with friends who drove Rolls Royces and worked on their Rolls Royces together but then slowly most things Rolls Royce made started breaking and then Rolls Royce went even more elite in their pricing and suddenly this company I used to like and wanted to like just simply didn't fit me anymore.

    I'm not calling them idiots or "mad". They surely did some business type of analysis and obviously think they're going to make money, etc etc. And good on them if they do. It just won't be from me or most of my modest-means riding buddies. That's all.
     
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    I see more value in these cranks than I do in purchasing a $100 anodized pulley for a derailleur.
     
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    Or a set of noisy-ass CK hubs.
     
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    As per the google box:

    "At first glance salamanders appear to be a type of lizard. However, this is not true. ... Salamandersare also amphibians, while lizards are reptiles. The main differences between reptiles and amphibians are that reptiles are covered in dry scales or scutes, while amphibians have moist skins."

    What I can't really find out is if a salamander can beat a lizard.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    This one could probably give a lot of lizards a run for their money...

     
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    Thank you! :thumb:
    Was about to post this.
     
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    Those cranks would look so good on this:


    Or a disc version with ISP. :maninlove:
     
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    Sea Otter is just around the corner. They have about 100 moots customers who desperately need this product. Hope they have it ready on time for them.
     
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    What's next? Ti rims?
     
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    Those crazy fuckers probably ate that thing. Look! He’s on a dinner plate!
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'd eat salamander.
     
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    THAT salamander?
     
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    Tastes Like Lizard
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Well... that one is probably either rotten or already consumed at this point. So, no... not that one.

    :D
     
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    What could possibly go wrong?

     
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