Chater-Lea has unveiled its latest bespoke Grand Tour cranksets, flaunting a sub-compact model with 46/30 chainrings, along with two 1X options.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Grand Tour Cranksets. Over 15 months in the making, we hope you will find them worth waiting for—not least since Chater-Lea last released a new crankset in the early 1960s. In an industry now dominated by copycat products, the new cranksets were inspired by the original Chater-Lea designs and stand apart from mass produced offerings. We utilize the finest contemporary materials, production processes, and finishes, with an eye for detail true to the brand’s heritage,” says Chater-Lea.
According to Chater-Lea, the crankarms are made from anodized 7050 T7451 aluminum, while the chainrings rely on the strength of 7075. The rest of the crankset’s hardware comprises 316 stainless steel, all of which can be left raw or finished off with an elegant PVD coating.
If that’s not stylish enough, the outer chainring’s spider is punctuated with the symbols “C” and “L”.
“Like our Grand Tour Pedal, every component including crankarms, chainrings, pins and fixings are proudly made in Britain using the finest materials,” says Chater-Lea.
You can forget about the use of flimsy, retro-style cotter-pins as well, as the new Chater-Lea cranksets incorporate a modern-day square-tapered bottom bracket design.
The cranksets have also been updated to work with 9, 10 and 11-speed chains in conjunction with both modern and vintage drivetrains.
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