So i've had this crankset for a while now, it was the second purchase I made after the frame/stem/bars/seatpost combo from previous owner.
Had to go SRAM for the weight savings but I wasn't keen on all the red colouring and other graphics plus being previously used they had quite a few marks and scratches in the clear coat. So i've slowly been sanding down the cranks, back to the raw carbon. Works well since the frame & fork are just the raw material as well, so why not do everything else the same way.
Pretty pleased with the result so far. I think the crankset looks much cleaner/nicer now without all the branding.
Here's the spider crank and lh crank, lh crank already sanded back.
And here's the lh crank on it's own. The Carbon has quite a rough look but has an interesting 'sheen' under lights.
Spider/rh crank fully sanded with rings fitted. I've left the single SRAM logo for now but I may end up having to remove this. The downside of it being there is a small layer of clear coat remains so the finish is a bit uneven around the logo. Will see what I think later on, but I did like the idea of leaving just one small logo on there.
Ultimately I want to replace the SRAM rings as well with something lighter, probably the TA Syrius rings. Still, as-is the full crankset (with bolts) is about 590g. I haven't checked yet but I thinking sanding back all the clearcoat i've saved roughly 2-3g off of that so maybe 587-588 now