North Shore Billet Talon Crankset: Combining High-Quality Aluminum and Innovative Design for Extreme Durability

Precision-crafted versatile high-performance crankset

Ah, there's nothing quite like the hum of a well-tuned machine under you, the crunch of the trail beneath your tires, and the thrill of a challenging descent. Welcome, my adrenaline-seeking companions, to the unveiling of the North Shore Billet Talon Crankset – a product that stands as an embodiment of precision and durability, crafted from the resilient 7075 T6 aluminum.

Straight from the picturesque, trails-ridden terrains of Whistler, this product is the result of a passionate endeavor spanning over two years. Each passing month dedicated to refining the intricate balance between strength and fatigue resistance – and the Talon Crankset did not disappoint when put to the test at EFBE Pruftechnik in Germany, attesting to the hard work and diligence of the makers.

The versatility of this crankset is a delight – designed for enduro bikes with 73mm BBs, downhill bikes with 83mm BBs, and compatible with SuperBoost bikes when paired with a 0mm offset chainring. The spindle length, the Q-factor – everything has been thoughtfully designed to ensure a sublime ride experience.

What stands out is the three-piece design, a charmingly simple yet effective construct, boasting a 30mm crank spindle diameter and an aluminum preloader. With four sizes to choose from – 155mm, 160mm, 165mm, and 170mm – it's a testament to the understanding of the rider's needs, that not all rides, or riders for that matter, are the same.

Weighing in between 630g to 670g, depending on the size you choose, the Talon Crankset is an addition that won't bog your ride down. In fact, it's the kind of gear that fuels your ambition to scale steeper trails and reach new heights.

But here's the kicker – they provide a no-questions-asked one-year guarantee against manufacturing defects. And that's not all – a lifetime prorated crash replacement program is in place for the lifetime of the cranks to the original owner. This, my friends, is the mark of a company that not only stands by its product but also respects its riders.

The visual appeal of this crankset is no less remarkable, available in anodized black, clear anodized silver, and an anodized pewter color. What else can an aesthete ask for?

But, the Talon Crankset is not just about the ride. It's also about the ease of assembly. They have thoughtfully created a threaded bottom bracket and a compatible tool that follows Park Tool BBT-79 specifications, making the installation a breeze.

At a price of $420, the North Shore Billet Talon Crankset is not just a component, but a commitment – to quality, performance, and to the sheer exhilaration of the ride. Born from a love for the rugged terrain of Whistler and a passion for the thrill of the trail, it is a worthy companion for all you enduro riders, downhill daredevils, and free-spirited freeriders out there.

So gear up, get out there, and let the North Shore Billet Talon Crankset be your reliable partner in every twist, turn, and leap in your trail-riding adventures.

Pros of the North Shore Billet Talon Crankset:

  1. Versatility: The Talon Crankset is built to fit a variety of bikes, specifically enduro and downhill bikes, with specifications catering to 73mm and 83mm BBs. Additionally, it's compatible with SuperBoost bikes when paired with a 0mm offset chainring.
  2. Material and Design: Machined from sturdy 7075 T6 aluminum, this crankset is designed to withstand rigorous use. Its three-piece design and aluminum preloader also contribute to its durability and performance.
  3. Weight: Ranging from 630g to 670g based on size, the weight of this crankset is optimized to not burden the rider, maintaining the balance and speed of the bike.
  4. Size Variety: Available in four different lengths (155mm, 160mm, 165mm, and 170mm), the crankset offers riders a range of options to find the perfect fit for their riding style and bike configuration.
  5. Warranty: The offer of a one-year no questions asked guarantee against manufacturing defects and a lifetime prorated crash replacement program indicates strong confidence in product quality and a commitment to customer satisfaction.
  6. Additional Tools: The inclusion of a threaded bottom bracket and a tool compliant with Park Tool BBT-79 specifications aids in the installation process.

Cons of the North Shore Billet Talon Crankset:

  1. Price: Retailing at $420, the price of this crankset may be seen as steep for some, especially those who are hobbyists or entry-level riders.
  2. Color Options: With only three color choices (anodized black, clear anodized silver, and anodized pewter), there might be limitations for those who wish to closely match their bike's aesthetics.
  3. Potential Compatibility Issues: While the Talon Crankset is versatile, riders still need to check carefully for compatibility with their specific bikes and existing components. Particularly, those who do not have SuperBoost bikes or the specified BB sizes might face compatibility issues.
  4. Weight Variance: Although the weight is optimized, the difference of 40g between the shortest and longest crank arms might affect the overall balance for some riders.
  5. Availability: As a niche, high-end product, it might not be readily available in all retail stores or regions, which could limit accessibility for some riders.

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