Fifteen G crankset from The Hive

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The Hive also had their Fifteen G single speed and triple cranksets on display.  They, like everything else outside, were a little dusty, but showed their lines well.  What was particularly interesting about these were the proprietary DIN interface.  Check out the green spindle…it has a rounded triangular shaped “spline” where the crank rests.  It’s not actually tapered at all.  The crank slides on with 100% contact, then the bolt threads in until it stops.  Voila, tight crank.

What else?  It’s a 30mm diameter spindle (like BB30 only different, as they like to say).  So how does that fit on a normal bike?  With their external bottom bracket, of course, which you can see along with specs and pricing when you hit “more”

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Their bottom bracket uses big bearings for smooth spinnin’ and allows you to run a stiff 30mm spindle on a normal mountain bike frame.  It’ll fit standard 68 and 73mm bottom bracket shells.

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The Fifteen G triple crankset has an MSRP of $350 w/ BB and Tool.  It weighs 711g.  The Single Speed crank costs $300 w/ BB and Tool and weighs 666g.  The bottom bracket adds 91g to each.

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