Intrigued by the new Ciamillo Gravitas cranksets but don’t want to give up power measurement?
Irish Cycles feels your pain and has been working with Ted Ciamillo to develop a version that uses Quarq’s Cinqo or SRAM RED spider to mount a Quarq powermeter to the crankset. Joe at Irish Cycles gave us the rundown:
“The crank is going through final testing and we’re the ones working to develop them with Ted. Initially it’ll be available in BSA in any length a customer desires. The cranks with Praxis chain rings runs complete 684g and will be $899 w/o the power meter if the customer supplies it. With the power meter, it will run about $2,400.”
The Cinqo version is just a first step, and really only for riders that already own that system since it’s out of production. Quarq’s current SRAM-integrated offerings are either RED level or the ELSA, and Irish Cycles has verified compatibility with RED versions. ELSA is still in testing, but they don’t anticipate any issues.
As for the cranks, Ciamillo’s making them, but Irish Cycles is doing all of the calibration. Quarq’s power meters need to be calibrated to account for the slope of the spider and the crank’s weight and length.
If you buy them through Irish, they’ll come pre-calibrated. Buy the cranks directly from Ciamillo and the standard crankset will be $50 less since you don’t need the spider, but you’ll have to send them to Irish Cycles to have them calibrated. For $50.
One more note on pricing: the $2,400 tag for a crankset with power meter is really the cost of an S975 crankset equipped with the Quarq power meter plus the Gravitas set. They’re working with SRAM to get just the power meter separately, but for now this is the way it has to be. Which is why they’re initially just targeting riders that already own one of the compatible PM cranksets. It shouldn’t be long…
Testing finishes up by mid-May, at which point they’ll start shipping them. In addition to ELSA compatibility, a BB30 version is coming in early June.
Ciamillo says they’ll looking at the new SRAM cranksets’ BB30 splines and may very well switch their crankset production to match those spline patterns, which will open up more options in the future. Expect quick changes on their end if they do.