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Christmas Gift Guide for Cyclists

Christmas Gift Guide for Cyclists

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the cyclists among your family and friends? ROTOR has you covered for many important bike components. Read on for five great suggestions for what you can put under the Christmas tree.

Chainrings

Ride further and faster while pedalling with ROTOR’s Q-Rings. These oval-shaped chainrings help cyclists use their muscles more efficiently during the pedal stroke. ROTOR offers a variety of Q-Rings compatible with Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo drivetrains, and you can chose aero or non-aero rings made of carbon or aluminum.

We recommend picking a chainring with the same number of teeth, the same number of bolts and the same bolt circle diameter as the chainring already on the bike on which the recipient will be installing it.

Rotor Q Rings Chainrings

ROTOR Q-Rings Chainrings

Choose your chainring for Road, Mountain Bike, Enduro, Triathlon, or Cyclocross.

Power Meters

Get more out of your efforts by training and racing with a power meter. ROTOR’s state-of-the-art 2INpower is a dual-sided power meter – with Bluetooth connectivity and a rechargeable battery – that tells you exactly how you are riding. It uses strain gauges in both crank arms to measure power individually output for each leg. Cyclists can use 2INpower’s precise data to identify weak spots in their pedal stroke, then target improvements accordingly for better performance.

Rotor 2INPower

ROTOR 2INPower

Find out more about 2INpower for Road, Triathlon or Cyclocross

Cranksets

Mountain bikers will love the new ROTOR  RHawk and RRaptor cranksets – both are designed specifically for enduro use. And while all cranks come with molded rubber bumpers around their ends where the pedals attach, the RHawks and RRaptors also feature a large rubber bumper further up the crank arm so they will withstand bigger rock impacts.

Though both the RHawk and the RRaptor come in a standard black anodized finish with laser etched graphics, riders get to pick from seven different colors for the crankarm protectors, ranging from an understated black to bright neon yellow, orange, red, pink, blue and green.

Rotor Rhawk

ROTOR Rhawk

Find out more about ROTOR’s enduro cranksets.

Bottom Brackets

If there is one component a cyclist doesn’t want to have to think about while training and racing, it’s their bottom bracket. Nothing beats a quiet, clean and smoothly spinning bottom bracket – it means every pedal stroke’s effort is going toward propelling the bike forward rather than toward overcoming the friction of a poorly functioning bottom bracket.

With UBB, ROTOR offers bottom brackets per many common standards such as English threaded (BSA), Italian threaded (ITA), BB30, Press Fit 30, BBright, BB 386 EVO, BB86, BB89 and BB92.

Rotor Botttom Brackets

ROTOR Bottom Brackets

Shop for bottom brackets for the Road, Mountain Bike, Enduro, Triathlon and Cyclocross.

Introducing the new RHawk & RRaptor modular cranksets

Introducing the new RHawk & RRaptor modular cranksets

Introducing the new RHawk & RRaptor modular cranksets for enduro mountain bike use

rhawkROTOR is pleased to introduce two new cranksets to its mountain bike product offerings: both the RHawk and the RRaptor are specially designed for enduro use.

The two cranksets feature extra protection to withstand abuse due to the rock strikes that are more common in enduro riding and racing. While some cranks come with molded rubber bumpers around their ends where the pedals attach, the RHawk and RRaptor also feature a large rubber bumper farther up the crankarm to protect them better against bigger rock impacts.

Though both the RHawk and the RRaptor come in a standard black anodized finish with laser etched graphics, riders get to pick from seven different colors for the crankarm protectors, ranging from an understated black to bright neon yellow, orange, red, pink, blue and green.

Like ROTOR’s cross-country mountain bike-oriented REX cranks, the RHawk and RRaptor are machined for maximal strength and low weight. Both sets of cranks are available in 165, 170 and 175mm length options.

In addition to being light and rigid, the RHawk and RRaptor cranks were designed to be modular so that they can be easily adapted to current and future spacing standards. Both have a 30mm spindle size that is compatible with a variety of bottom brackets such as BBright, BB30, PF30 and BSA, but they use a separate axle which can be swapped out to accommodate bikes used for various disciplines.

Current available axle lengths include standard mountain spacing with a 164mm Q-factor and 51mm chainline; Boost spacing with a 170mm Q and 54mm chainline, or downhill spacing with a 179mm Q-factor.

The modular design also extends to chainrings, which are available separately. At this time, the RHawk and RRaptor single ring-compatible spiders work with ROTOR’s new direct mount oval QX1 rings in sizes from 26T to 34T. Featuring ROTOR’s patented Optimum Chainring Position tech, the rings are easily swapped using just one tool: an 8mm allen wrench. A preload adjuster on the non-driveside crank fastens the cranks in place.

ROTOR also offers direct mount rings for SRAM GXP®, BB30 and Race Face Cinch in 30T, 32T and 34T sizes – all for a standard chainline.

Of the two cranksets, the 100% CNC-machined RHawk is lighter due to its material and to more CNC machining during the manufacturing process. RHawk features ROTOR’s signature Trinity Drilling System, which is a process that drills three full-depth holes along the axis of the crank. The 175mm RHawk crankset weighs 665g with a standard axle and 30T Q-Ring.

The slightly heavier RRaptor does not have the longitudinal bore hole, but instead is crafted from a different aluminum alloy and has single-width, post machined recesses on the insides of each crankarm. The 175mm Raptor crankset weighs 715g with a standard axle and 30T Q-Ring.