Appleman's 2XR cranks are compatible with most chainrings; (photo/Appleman Bicycles)

Appleman 2XR Modular Cranks Let Riders Dial Fit, Style

Appleman Bicycles’ new line of 2XR modular cranksets offers a wide array of crank arm lengths to give riders a uniquely tailored fit where it matters most.

Appleman is widely known for its made-to-order custom carbon bikes. The 2XR crankset lineup stays true to that custom feel but offers options for more riders to get the right fit on just about any bike.

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Appleman’s 2XR cranksets offer a more dialed fit for riders who struggle with other options; (photo/Appleman Bicycles)

The 2XR cranksets feature five different crank arm lengths ranging from 135 to 175 mm, in increments of 10 mm.

Appleman says it developed the cranks — made of high-strength, high-fatigue aluminum — to provide a solution for riders struggling with fit issues or who want to maximize power and comfort.

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Appleman’s 2XR cranksets come with crank arm lengths ranging from 135 to 175 mm; (photo/Appleman Bicycles)

According to Appleman, “increasing or decreasing crank length by 10 mm can have a significant effect on hip and knee flexion throughout the pedal stroke, moving the rider into a better position and providing comfortable repeatable engagement.”

In addition to crank arm length, the cranksets come with three different spider options that make them compatible with most chainrings. The system includes a 30mm spindle available for road, adventure, mountain, mid-fat, and fat bikes.

It only requires a 5mm Allen key to adjust, making it quick and easy to tinker with or replace.

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(Photo/Appleman Bicycles)

Key features include:

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • 135mm, 145mm, 155mm, 165mm, and 175mm lengths
  • Compatible with 30mm spindles in 5 bottom bracket widths for road, adventure, mountain, mid-fat, and fat bikes
  • 110mm BCD road spider, 104 BCD mountain spider, and 144 BCD track spider
  • Limited 5-year warranty
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Appleman’s 2XR cranksets come in multiple sizes and colors for a custom look and fit; (photo/Appleman Bicycles)

Appleman 2XR cranks start at $485 for black and silver. But what would a custom product be without options? An additional fee of $25-50 opens up eight more color choices for riders to snag a rainbow of crank arms, spiders, and spindle bolts.

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Appleton’s 2XR cranks feature custom colors for crank arms, spindle bolts, and spiders; (photo/Appleman Bicycles)

These eight colors include reserved shades of olive, brown, and sand, along with vibrant, eye-popping hues of pink, purple, orange, yellow, and turquoise. Riders can mix and match colors on all three components to develop a custom look to match their bike.

Learn more at applemanbicycles.com.

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Mark has been writing about cycling, climbing, outdoor events and gear for more than a year. Before that, he spent more than a decade as a journalist at major daily newspapers in Texas covering crime, public safety and local government. Mark spent every free moment during that time carving up singletrack and gravel, or climbing with friends and family in Texas, Colorado and Mexico. Based in Texas, Mark is always looking for new trails, crags and gear to help navigate the outdoors. As a new dad, he is particularly interested in learning how to share his love of the outdoors with his son.