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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Underrated or just under the radar?





About 5 years ago, Thierry at Cyclesports inroduced me to PMP cycling components...actually, just the cranks. It was love at first site. After a brief courtship, we were married and have been happy ever since. So happy in fact that I jumped through some serious hula to score another pair, as they have become a rare bird these days. PMP is basically a high end machine shop. From the looks of things, they make lots of nice stuff, but I'm only familiar w/ the cranks. They are forged, then machined, then polished. Complete set w/Ti BB in 175's is only 750g of square tapered goodness. That's on par or better than most high-end carbon cranks. They are my favorite cross cranks by far. Smack 'em on a rock? no worries. All the hardware is also Ti. They originally came w/ TA rings but now make there own. They need to find a better US distributor than Red Rose cause they sure dont' push it out on the west coast. Milano Sport will special order but that's it. Mangi bene!

4 comments:

zank said...

Stunning! I may have to look into that!

tjh said...

It's been 5 years on the bb and it's still super smooth. Whatever you do, DON'T LOSE THE TOOL! That proprietary thing is realy it's only down side.

Anonymous said...

call international bike centers in boston, ask for Craig G... he should be able to hook you up.

thoeffel@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the info!