Couldn't beleive how light they are. Replaced FSA Gossamer chainset and saved ~200 g. Quick to install if you have a torque wrench and 10 mm hex bit. There are some complaints on the web of the bearings working loose but other reports indicate no issues if torqued up properly. It needs to be done up tight, slightly tighter than a cassette lock ring.
This replaced my 2003 Record chainset. I got this because the cost of replacing the worn chainrings would be pretty much the same as getting this carbon chainset.
This set came with machined rings and not the stamped variety and is actually about 200g lighter than the Record chainset it replaced.
The stiffness was quite evident compared to the old set and the installation was a breeze. Coupled with the excellent service from Merlin this is a winning combination.
Do yourself a favour and get this. Wow what a great chainset at such a low price. This not the newest (cheaper) Power Torque, it is the much better Ultra Torque system still used on the higher end record and chorus sets.
My first crank with external bearings and cups. This item came new, not boxed, with warranty and instructions.
Snap to install, and did not even have to adjust front derailleur. Super smooth bearings, and a great look.