An Engineered Improvement to Pedal Stroke
“Bespoke carbon frame builder Matt Appleman designed this beautiful crankset with user-friendliness and practicality in mind. Manufactured in the USA and designed and produced locally in Minneapolis, the 2XR crank is Appleman’s unique and progressive vision of how componentry affects overall bike fit and rider comfort.” – Appleman Bicycles
Appleman 2XR Crankset Features Video
In this video, JOM Of the Gravel Cyclist crew provides a quick rundown of the standout features of the new Appleman 2XR crankset. A review of this crankset will be appearing later on the Gravel Cyclist YouTube channel.
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“Bike fit is arguably the most essential aspect of a cycling experience that will keep people in the saddle. Matt Appleman noticed an industry-wide pitfall with the offered crank lengths supplied and recommended by the major manufacturers.”
“The 2XR cranks were developed to provide solutions for those struggling with fit issues on the bike or those looking to get more power and comfort from each pedal stroke. Additional aerodynamic benefits and less chance of pedal strike come from utilizing a crank tailored to your body, not pressed upon the rider by antiquated industry standards.”
“The 2XR cranksets are offered in 10mm increments from 135mm to 175mm and are aimed to fine-tune a crucial contact point on the bike. Increasing or decreasing crank length by 10mm can have a significant effect on hip and knee flexion throughout the pedal stroke, moving the rider into a better position and providing comfortable repeatable engagement.”
“Three different spider options make these cranks compatible with readily available chainrings. Designed around a 30mm spindle and requiring only a 5mm allen key to install and adjust, the 2XR crankset is a breeze to service while trailside or swap cranks between bikes without needing proprietary tools.”
- Manufactured in the USA
- Available in 135mm, 145mm, 155mm, 165mm, and 175mm lengths
- Compatible with 30mm spindles in 5 bottom bracket widths for road, adventure, mountain, mid-fat, and fat bikes.
- 110mm BCD road spider, 104 BCD mountain spider, and 144 BCD track spider.
- MSRP: $485 (black or silver). Choose from 10 additional colors for crank arms (+$50), spiders (+$25), and spindle bolts (+$25). Each part can have a different color for a truly custom look.
- Warranty: Limited 5 year.
More information available at Appleman Bicycles