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.
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:
– Press Fit 92/89.5
– Press Fit 30 (Outboard Bearing Style Only)
– BB30 (Outboard Bearing Style Only)
– 392 EVO