Upgrade will eventually carry Praxis off-shoot brand Turn, which has been in the pipeline for some time, but ‘been delayed’ as Praxis has surged in OEM popularity.
The label told BikeBiz at Interbike, where it showed early samples: "The cranks are all made in our factory in Taiwan alongside the forged rings for which Praxis is best known for. Each crank is hollow and tapered along the length of the arm for greater stiffness in the high stress areas. They’ll use a 30mm spindle and an oversized wide outboard bearing to further enhance the feedback."
The cranksets will work with BSA threaded, BB30 and PF30 standards and will feature a self extracting crank bolt making them both user and workshop friendly for easy maintenance. Each crankset will be supplied with Praxis cold forged rings of the customers preference.
Praxis wouldn’t be drawn on a timescale for the product, but did say that Upgrade had expressed an interest in taking the product when it eventually goes into production.
Matt Ryley at Upgrade told BikeBiz: "We are very excited about the Turn brand and the development of the cranksets. The early pre-production samples that we have seen are very good and if the quality and performance is anything like the Praxis rings then I am confident that Turn will very quickly become a serious contender in the crankset market."
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