Suffering A Mild Case Of Upgraditis
When I got my Forty-Four Kid Dangerous, basically all the parts from my Air 9 Carbon moved over to the new bike. The Rotor 3D+ cranks were such parts. Somehow though, the busy graphics that looked alright on the bold, bright Niner, just seemed a bit out of place on the all black Forty-Four. So I was absolutely stoked when Rotor presented the new Rex line of mountain bike cranks, with a minimum of graphics and a maximum of black. Thanks to a favorable exchange rate, those Spanish made cranks can be purchased in Switzerland for a reasonable price; a price far below the ridiculous boutique prices asked across the pond. Besides the graphics a lot has changed. As far as I know Rotor uses a different aluminum alloy, the crank grew from 35.8mm to 38.5mm in width. The crank got also a lot beefier around the 30mm axle interface and the 1.2 version sports an all new elaborately CNC-machined spider. The bike will see a few more updates in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more.