mythical wrote:Cranksets are all a big compromise.
So far there is no crank which has been the super end-all-be-all kind of crank. You have to balance the characteristics which are right for you, weight, price, stiffness, looks, durability, fit, q-factor etc...
My recommendation would be to sit down and rank the different characteristics as they are important to you. That should help point you in the right direction. Honestly almost every crank I've tested is fine and a problem can be found with any of them.
Someone asked about the eecrank. Design/testing has been done for a while. The hold up has been with the machine shop. It's a long and sad story and ultimately doesn't matter. All I can say is i'm still hopeful to see something this year, but not certain.
One other new crank which I've been interested in lately is the smart foot. It looks to have the right mix of characteristics for me. With the 30mm spindle, larger arms and new bb design they seem to have addressed pretty much all of my concerns with their previous crank.
Oh, and about that DA carbon crank, if you really want one, I still have one or two that I tucked away.