Volume Splined Spider May 13, 2009

Volume’s got a pic of their splined spider for BMX cranks up on their Fixed site. I know it’s an older pic, but I figured I’d wait to post it closer to the release date. Tom and I were talking about it a few months ago when Mosher posted a pic of it on Trick Track. It looks interesting for sure and after I broke the spindle on the Andels in only 2 weeks, I’m switching back to the SRAM Omniums.

If those break, then I’m gonna most likely ride BMX cranks. Profile has a shorter BB spindle in the works, to bring the q-factor closer to track cranks, which will be huge. One of the things I hate about BMX cranks on a fixed gear is the wide-ass q-factor. Call me picky, but i much prefer the narrow stance of a track crank. It’s hard to get used to spinning with your feet two inches wider than they normally are.

Who knows, maybe it’ll be addressed sooner than later! Especially at the rate the sport is progressing.

  • josh

    SRAM omnium FTW!

  • Well, we’ll see. I’m still concerned the bearings will pit-out quickly on them. So far so good though.

  • lukemc

    I have some profile BMX cranks on my ride right now. love ’em. they’re sooo nice…. i actually prefer the wider pedal stance (Q-factor?)…..yeah, it just feels like i’ve got more lateral control over the bike in spins and such. just an opinion, to each his own…

  • I felt like they were great for tricks, just made commuting and riding places uncomfortable. Not to mention the pedal strike I was getting everywhere.

    I wanna try to run them with a shorter spindle and see how I like them. I do believe in Profile as a brand, just wanna spend some more time trying to set them up.

  • josh

    been proven you produce more power the more narrow the q-factor. i emailed you a while ago before i got the omniums and i am in love. i can see what you mean about the bearings. soon enough i’m hoping someone (i.e. chris king) will make a little stouter bb setup.

  • Just take it to an engineer and get them to put it on the lathe and take 5mm off each end, theres still enough spline left. Did that 3 years ago took him about ten minutes and only cost me $15.
    Would be good to get them a little bit shorter still.