Gusset Pigmy cranks review£149.99

Super strong: you’ll probably never need another crank again

BikeRadar score4/5

This super strong three-piece is a pain to fit, but you’ll probably never need another crank again. 

Japanese chromoly steel arms are TIG welded onto the pedal and axle knuckles with deep collars for a solid feel. The splined steel axle is ultra thick walled for maximum crash survival. Add a chainring from the extensive Gusset collection and you’ve got an ultra-strong piece of transmission.

Like most BMX style cranks, there may well be a hammer – and probably some swearing – involved in getting the multiple spacer, ultra-tight spline set-up fitted correctly. 

A unique internal sleeve design ensures correctly loaded bearings for a smooth, long running spin that won’t make pedalling the crank’s extra weight any harder than it has to be.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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