Azonic Meatgrinder FR chainset review

Bashguarded double rings

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£189.99 RRP
Azonic meatgrinder FR chainset

Our review

Distinctive looks but lacks the performance to back them up
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Azonic are one of the most established hardcore componentry providers but these cranks aren’t as slick as we expected. 

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At 1,058g for the bashguard-plus-double-chainring version we tested, they’re light enough to work as a trail crank and we liked the 36:22T ratios for all-round use.

There are no ramps or pins on the backs, so upshift is slow and grinding, and they feel flexy compared to hollow arm competition because of the amount of metal scooped out of the back.

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Screw-thread tolerances and spline are sticky too and we struggled to get pedals on and off the offside arm – not good for a £190 crank. The skull print finish wears quickly too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Meat Grinder FR Chainset
Brand Azonic

Description Also available in Skull Wrap
Weight (g) 1058
Available Colours Black
Fits Shell Width 68mm 73mm
Chainring Size (No of Teeth) 26 38
Crank Arm Lengths 175mm