It would be easy to look at the weight of the Gravitas Gen 13 cranksets and think, “that’s probably the weight for one of the arms.” But no. That fairly unbelievable claim of 279g includes both arms, spider, spindle, and the hardware. That should make it the lightest crankset out there – which was Ted Ciamillo’s goal from the outset.
As Ted would tell it though, he didn’t really want to get back into producing cranksets . But thanks to a number of customers begging for a new run, he decided to take aim at the ‘world’s lightest’ title in the process. Built around hollow carbon fiber crank arms with an internal honeycomb structure for strength, the crankset uses a removable spindle made from three parts including a center carbon tube. When asked about the other materials used in the construction, we were told that Ted is keeping that info to himself for proprietary reasons.
This spindle construction allows the spindle to be customized during construction to fit different bottom bracket standards and chain lines (43.5 and 44.5mm). The crankset will be available to fit SRAM DUB and all 30mm spindle configurations–though there’s no 24mm spindle option. 3D rendering of the final product The chainring spider will be fully carbon and integrated into the crank arm. This spider is 2x specific, though Ciamillo may have a 1x compatible version by late spring. The crankset does not include chainrings, so you’ll have to provide your own compact 110 BCD chainrings – though […]