Praxis Lyft carbon cranks combine weight and stiffness

Features hollow carbon construction and M30-THRU bottom bracket design

Components Sea Otter Classic
Praxis Lyft Crank

The Praxis Lyft crank seen here mounted on an Evil Calling trail bike with SRAM Eagle drivetrain.

Praxis is a Santa Cruz, California-based company with its foundations rooted in research and development. They came up with the 11-40 wide range 10-speed cassette in 2015 that gave many riders a reliable and cost-effective 1x gearing solution. Since then, they’ve expanded their line-up significantly including the Lyft crankset. Press play to learn more.

The Praxis Lyft carbon crankset features hollow carbon construction and M30-THRU bottom bracket design that can be adapted to fit a wide range of frames. The cranks with 30t chainring weigh 454 grams and sell for $500.

Praxis Lyft Crank

With a 30t ring, weight for the system is 454 grams.

We’ve been using this crank on a tester Evil Calling bike and it has been flawless so far. Stiffness is noticeable thanks to the 30mm spindle and carbon arms that work together to deliver power transfer with no noticeable flex.

Bearings have been smooth since the install, breaking in nicely after a few rides. The Wave Tech ring also works as advertised, staying quiet and with no chain drop issues. We’ve swapped between a 30, 32, and 34t rings easily, while seeking the best match with an Eagle 1×12 drivetrain on our local terrain.

Praxis Lyft Crank

Our Lyft cranks got STIKRD decals to match the test bike. Praxis has licensed out their logos to STIKRD.

Features
  • Hollow Carbon Construction
  • 170mm or 175mm length
  • M30 THRU Spindle for use with Praxis M30 THRU family of BB’s
  • Includes a Wave Tech ring. DMA 49mm CL or DMB Boost 52mm CL
  • Includes crank end protectors and die-cut arm scuff protector
  • 10/11sp compatible and also SRAM 12Eagle compatible
  • Approximate weight 460g +/- (175 with 32T)
  • Price: $500

For more info visit www.praxiscycles.com.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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