Intend is the type of mountain bike element workshop the place the whole lot they create simply makes you wish to experience your bike tougher, and the return of their machined alloy Rocksteady cranks isn’t any completely different. Developed & manufactured fully in Germany, the gravity-ready aluminum Rocksteady crankset might be the right improve for enduro or all-mountain riders who’re arduous on their bikes.
Intend Rocksteady machined aluminum all-mountain / enduro crankset
Whereas we most frequently are drooling over the distinctive forks & newer rear suspension that Cornelius Kapfinger produces within the small Intend Bicycle Parts workshop in Freiburg, Germany, Intend additionally produces various different small-batch mountain bike parts along with native machinists. The Rocksteady is seemingly a golden oldie, again after a very long time away and able to hit the path once more.
Intend says they’ve simply three important options:
- They’re stable
- They give the impression of being superior.
- They’re cranks.
The Intend Rocksteady is a burly 3-piece mountain bike crankset that Kapfinger engineered and has machined out of a high-strength billet of 7075 aluminum in Germany’s Black Forest. He then assembles every crankset by hand across the 30mm axle.
The 170mm cranks are designed to work with direct mount RaceFace Cinch normal chainrings, function a slim 166mm Q-factor, and work with 30mm backside brackets with 95-99mm outer widths (Ok-factor). The cranks safe the ring with a Shimano Hollowtech II BB wrench, and its axle with an ordinary 20T BB wrench, plus a single non-driveside pinch bolt.
A whole crankset (two arms, axle, bolt & lockring) has a claimed weight of 586g, with no said rider weight restrict and rated for the whole lot from path to freeride mountain biking.
Intend Rocksteady cranks – Pricing, choices & availability
The Rocksteady cranks are produced in small batches by Kapfinger, and obtainable in each restricted portions and restricted choices. The full crankset sells instantly from Intend for 429€ with black or silver anodized arms in 170mm lengths solely. Get them, earlier than they’re gone once more.