SR Suntour Duro DJ-D crankset£79.99

Heavyweight budget choice

BikeRadar score3.5/5

We normally only meet the Duro family on cheaper jump bikes, but if £80 is all you’ve got it’s much tougher than a standard cross-country crankset.

A broad polycarbonate bashguard on the outside protects the teeth, steel pedal thread inserts bolster the 170 or 175mm crank arms, which get a big blunt end, and the broad base morphs into the double-ring spider. 

It’s an external bottom bracket type too, with a RaceFace-style fixed offside axle securing onto the driveside with tapered splines.

The result is impressively stiff and certainly secure so far. It’s a spinny 32-tooth ring, though, and with no proper pins shifting is slow and grindy, but the BB appears to be holding up okay and it’s £20 cheaper than Shimano SLX.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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