Control Tech Rage mountain bike crankset review

Distinctive triple chainset

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£169.99 RRP
Control Tech Rage crankset

Our review

Competent performer but not all that compelling for the price
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The first thing you notice about the Rage is that the chainring bolts have disappeared. In fact, they’re all round the back, with the outer bolts threading into the spider from behind.

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The advantage of that setup is that there are no sleeve nuts to deal with. You also get an appearance that we’re going to describe as ‘distinctive’.

There’s no top hat bearing sleeve, though the bottom bracket does have additional rubber lip seals against the axle. The left-hand crank is secured using one big pinch bolt, which works fine but looks a bit unsophisticated.

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Shifting across the 44/32/22T chainrings is fine, if not as slick as with some other models. There’s also no getting away from the fact that the Rage is more expensive than Shimano’s XT chainset but is a hefty 150g heavier.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Control Tech Rage Crankset
Brand Control Tech

Available Colours Black Silver
Material 6066 Alloy 7075
Weight (kg) 1.02
Gearing 22/32/44
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 175mm