Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
Bikes: 2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
I work at a bike shop, and all of the low-end bikes come with aluminum cranks that look just like that, the aluminum doesnt have a smooth finish, and you can tell right away that it wasn't cat in very good quality. If you're not extra careful, you'll junk them right away by putting a pedal spindle in there and stripping the soft metal.
FOCUS: Stay away, they're ungodly flexy, even for a city ride, they're cheap, and the aluminum is super-soft.