Rotor R-Hawk Alloy MTB Crank Arms
Save 58% on the R-Hawk Cranks by Rotor.!
Rotor R-Hawk Crank Arms
Like Rotor's cross-country mountain bike-oriented REX cranks, the R-Hawk is machined for maximal strength and low weight. In addition to being light and rigid, the R-Hawk was designed to be modular so that it can be easily adapted to current and future spacing standards. It has a 30mm spindle size that is compatible with a variety of bottom brackets such as BBright, BB30, PF30 and BSA, but uses a separate axle which can be swapped out to accommodate bikes used for various disciplines. The modular design also extends to chainrings, which are available separately. Featuring Rotor's patented Optimum Chainring Position tech, the rings are easily swapped using just one tool: an 8mm Allen wrench. A preload adjuster on the non-driveside crank fastens the cranks in place. Compared to R-Raptor, the 100 % CNC-machined R-Hawk is lighter due to its material and to more CNC machining during the manufacturing process. R-Hawk features Rotor's signature Trinity Drilling System, which is a process that drills three full-depth holes along the axis of the crank. The 175 mm R-Hawk crankset weighs 665g with a standard axle and 30T Q-Ring. Features Crankarms CNC-machined Maximal strength, low weight Designed for modularity Black anodized finish with laser etched graphics Supplied WITHOUT AXLE, BB & CHAINRINGS (Sold seperatley) Specification Crankarm Material: aluminium (7055) Chainline: 49.5mm Q-Factor: 164mm Axle Diameter: 30mm Recommended Bottom Bracket: BSA, PF30, BB30. Weight: 665g. Specification: 10 speed, 11 speed, 12 speed, 9 speed, Double Chainring. Material: Alloy. Colour: Black. Size: 165mm, 175mm. Designed for: MTB. Brand: Rotor. Type: Chainsets.
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.