The EEWings crankset, designed and produced by American manufacturer Cane Creek, has a history that dates back over two decades. In the mid-nineties, EE Cycleworks co-founder Craig Edwards dreamed up a welded steel crankset that was (for its time) impressively light and stiff. Named the "Sweet Wings," these coveted cranksets were expensive and difficult to produce - unfortunately production died long before the hype. However, it's apparent that Craig kept his dream alive: you don't have to look too close to see that the stunning EEWings share a good share of the Sweet Wings DNA.
The EEWings are a unique entry into the world of mountain bike cranks. This fully titanium crankset promises to be both light and durable, with full titanium structure that features a combination of formed, machined and welded construction, While titanium doesn't generally have the best reputation where stiffness is concerned, this carefully-engineered design is actually one of the stiffest available - with a claim of 20-40% increased stiffness over competitors' designs. At 390 grams, it's lighter than most carbon cranksets. With a brushed titanium finish with attractive heat-etched logos, this crankset is sure to draw attention on the trail.
The two-piece construction of these cranks has the spindle and non-drive crank arm as one part, and the drive side crank arm as the second part. The two are joined with a machined splined interface, secured with an oversize titanium bolt. A well-executed machined aluminum preload ring allows for easy installation and adjustment (As a bonus, this preload ring is available separately and is compatible with Sram, Easton, and RaceFace cranksets as a replacement for the cheap plastic stock adjusters).
Included is the two-piece titanium crankset and spindle assembly, titanium crank fixing bolt, titanium direct mount chainring bolts, and aluminum preload adjuster. A compatible chainring and bottom bracket must be purchased separately.
Cane Creek covers the EEWings with an impressive 10-year warranty. These will be built only in very limited quantities.
The EEWings feature a long 30mm spindle to fit a wide range of bottom bracket shell standards, including BB30, PF30, BB92, BB89.5, BSA 73mm, and BB392 EVO. See the eeWings Bottom Bracket Fitment Matrix for more information.
Compatible chainrings include those that use the Sram-Truvativ 3-bolt direct mount. For proper chainline, 12x142 frames will require a 3mm offset chainring, while Boost 12x148 frames will require a zero offset (flat) chainring.
EEWings are available in two arm length options: 170 and 175mm.
|Weight, Crankarms Only||389 grams|
|Chainring Mount||Sram/Truvativ 3-bolt Direct Mount|
|Crankarm & Spindle Material||Grade 9 Ti-3Al-2.5V titanium|
|BB Shell Compatibility||BSA 73mm, PF92, PF89.5, BB30, PF30, BB392 EVO|
|Drivetrain Compatibility||1x only, 10, 11, and 12 speed|