Control Tech Rage T mountain bike crankset review

Sleek and sturdy cranks

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£140.00 RRP
Control Tech Rage T cranks

Our review

Mid-pack stiffness and a fair price, but there are lighter options available for less money
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The Rage T is an entry-level 6066 alloy arm, triple ring crank that supports Control Tech’s top-end carbon fibre, double ring Double Play model. It has a sleek, strong look, and the design delivers performance, judging by the not-so-shabby stiffness numbers it put out on our test jig.

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This stiffness is provided by broad deep arms with lots of material at the bottom bracket and four thick spider fingers to support the chainrings. It has to be said we didn’t detect this in ride testing – proof that even highly tuned testers can only tell so much.

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The reverse facing bolts are a neat touch, smoothing out the profile and not making access to the ring any tougher. The crank is a bit chunky, giving away 100g to the similarly priced Shimano SLX, but at least you know the added mass of alloy is being well used to add stiffness. It’s the duo of SLX and Deore that will give the Rage the most competition on the shop floor.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Rage T cranks
Brand Control Tech

Description 44/32/22T, Options: Double/bash, BB30
Weight (g) 1012
Features Weight 895g (arms/BB axle/rings/bolts), 117g (BB), 1012g (full)
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 175mm