I've always been a fan of Rotor stuff, but when are they going to make their stuff light, and quit displaying misleading weights? The weights they are listing are cranks only no rings or BB. At 532g, by the time you add 120g of rings you are at 652g, and at that weight you might as well just use a SR11 crank, or Red for much cost savings. If you use their rings it is even worse. A Rotor 53t Q-Ring weighs as much as 2 Stronglight rings. Even at 468g of the 3D+ it still gets up there with rings, and BB. At 588g for a 3D+ with Stronglight rings, that is 10g more than my Lightning cranks with a Zipp Vuma Quad BB. Take out the 90g of my BB, and Rotor's lightest crank is a 100g heavier when you compare apples to apples. Then factor in the ugly graphics, and I just cannot fathom why anyone uses these.
Tell us how you really feel!
The graphics are a bit of a turn off I agree.
100grams slowing you down? I suggest some bigger quads and better conditioning. It's the rider, not the 50gms of weight that is making the difference.
I want a stiff crank with descent weight. Along with some other items I don't want lightweight. Like flexy crappy carbon handlebars. None are stiff enough for me. Last thing I need while in a sprint finish is my bars and cranks all wonky and slushy feeling. I'll take the stiffer aluminum that is heavier along with stem and cranks to get the most power transfer and solid feel. But everyone is different with their needs.
Better graphics and lower pricing for Rotor would be good also. Buy a crank, bottom bracket, Qrings, and you are into the things for $900 typically. At that price, just buy some Cannondale Hollowgrams and be done with it.