I like how they talk about how to install it but I wish there was more of a post install review of how it rides etc...
Granted I know how they ride as they are what I have on my Bridgestone.
There was a post about that hardware in the last few days if you wanted more info on them. Im currently working on tracking down someone who has been email scamming campuses across the nation, so I cant look for it right now. But its there.
Originally Posted by dutret
i still think they look super similar to iros.
High off the weed drunk off the cops blood
I still think they're nothing special. I hope Alien brings some innovative products besides the pedals.
You are right they really aren't anything super special. They are relatively cheaper IMO and allow for a cool black crank option but other then that nothing special.
Previous thread discussing the review et al: Alien Bikes stuff?
difference from IRO's are a bigger BCD pattern and a thicker chainring for the same price. Aliens win. unless you like 3/32
I'll attempt to tell you but I am not too versed in the ways a crank on a road bike should feel. I run 46x16 and hit some climbs so they get a lot of force put on them and they feel still. If anything I can really feel the frame thru their stiffness. As far as weight goes I am sure they can be a lot lighter, but I honestly could care less about the weight. They were a good price IMO for new cranks + bb, look great, and spin stiff and smooth.
I like my 1/8" drivetrain. I feel like its stronger, reminds me of my motorcycle chain and a tad easier to work with in my opinion.
+233 on 1/8". Even if it's technically no better than 3/32, having the beefiest equipment available and stuff that's true-to-track gives me piece of mind, and I'm happy to pay more/search harder for it.