A $1000 crankset… what!? At 400 grams, Cane Creek claims their new eeWings titanium crankset is the lightest and stiffest on the market. But is shaving off a couple hundred grams worth it?

Posted by Logan Watts

Let me preface by saying that I’d typically gloss over a new drivetrain component that costs more than a good bike frame. But I must admit, Cane Creek’s eeWings titanium crankset looks pretty slick. Modeled after Sweet Wings, a hollow steel crankset from the mid-1990s, eeWings cranks have a certain retro quality, for sure. However, they were built with a new level of performance in mind. Weighing in at 400g (excluding a chain ring), Cane Creek claims they’re over 20% stiffer than high-end carbon cranksets. For reference, they weigh about 200 grams less than Race Face Aeffect cranks, one of my personal favorite alloy sets.

As far as durability, titanium usually speaks for itself, but Cane Creek offers a 10-year warranty on eeWings to insure that sizable investment. All in all, eeWings looks like an heirloom component that could be passed down to your great great grandchildren… that is, if bottom bracket standards don’t change. And if your pockets are deep, and light and tough is what your after for bikepacking or otherwise, eeWings looks to be in its own category. Watch the video and find specs below.

  • Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Crankset
  • Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Crankset
  • Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Crankset

Cane Creek eeWings Titanium Crankset

The Cane Creek eeWings titanium crankset uses a SRAM X-SYNC direct mount chainring interface and are offered with 170 and 175mm crank arm lengths. The eeWings arms are Grade 9 Ti-3AI-2.5V, the hirth joint/chain ring interface, spindle, pedal inserts, fastening bolt and washer, preload bolt, and the three chainring bolts are Grade 5 Ti-6AI-4V Titanium. The 1.75mm spindle spacer, and preload assembly (thread ring and spacer ring) are made of 7075 aluminum. Cane Creek eeWings have a 10-year warranty and will retail for $999.

Cane Creek eeWings have a 98.5mm spindle and are compatible with the following bottom brackets:

– BSA 73mm Threaded
– Press Fit 92/89.5
– Press Fit 30 (Outboard Bearing Style Only)
– BB30 (Outboard Bearing Style Only)
– 392 EVO
  • Bil Thorne

    I’ve had a race face spindle corrode to the bb sleeve before so this is a nice improvement.

  • Oh man, which spindle/BB?

  • Bil Thorne

    Turbine cinch. RF claims they never used aluminum sleeves but that’s what my mechanic pulled out. It was on my fat bike that I hadn’t ridden in about a month. I went to make my first pedal stroke and almost tipped over because the cranks wouldn’t move.

  • Chuck Layton

    Want…I loved sweet Wings cranks back in the day and these look just as cool.

  • DominicBruysPorter

    I’ve yet to see that happen. But it no doubt can. Definitely if you get these, be very liberal with the copper or silver paste! Ti is inherently even more reactive than alu.

  • Probably a decent life-time investment for those who likes buying expensive exclusive stuff. For the price you can have 3 Next SL cranks or even a complete entry level bikepacking bike. I wonder how many of these they will sell.

  • Adin Maynard

    broke 2x NEXT SL sets in 3 years (on Pivot LES singlespeed). When price comes down a bit (20%?) it’s a good value for strong weenies looking for super light and bombproof

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