Just a question. Will the Gravitas Cranks still be made?
I have been waiting for a while now. I realize that it takes time, and I am willing to wait, as I have been. I love the look of them, and would rather have them than not.
I also have 4 sets of brakes, 2 sets of Gravitas and one set of Micro's with the new cam. And one old set. I will never part with my brakes, and yes they take a little knowledge to set up, But once done you don't have to touch them again. Remember they use Campy type pads not Shimano, although they can be made to fit (table edge, and some force) cork pads.
How long? in your opinion will it be before I can expect the Cranks to be shipped out? I still have a frame built up with everything but the crank, all done in the same carbon that is used on your Crank tubes. A proper showcase.
Shimano, BB30, 130bcd, 175 length, Black with Silver.
Just a little future delivery notice is all I need. Thanks
The question of the crank is more a problem of cost of production and demand on the market than a problem on ability to make a reliable product.
As of today, the features would mean 460g for the crank, which is about 15g lighter than the new Rotor 2014 cranks.
According to my experience at the shop, the MSRP should be really above $1000 in order to pay the amazing time that it takes to produce just one crank.
There is a very very little market if we raise the price to $1200 or $1300.
At the same time, we have good sales on the GSL micro and factory brakes don't save weight, except Sram (just a little bit).
So, customers who want to save weight would buy brakes in priority.
Please note that the knowledge that we've got with the crank is so important that it'll be used for brakes R&D and I'm also imagining an aluminum crank based on this knowledge. The aluminum crank would not be there to break the weight record but to brake the design standards.