Q-factor is defined as the distance between pedal mounting faces of left and right crankarm, measured in a direction parallel with the BB axis.
Truvativ HammerSchmidt Freeride is essentially the same Q-factor as a Holtzfeller OCT and Blaze. HammerSchmidt AM is 8mm narrower than the FR version and is in the class of Stylo’s Q-factor (1mm wider). HammerSchmidt Q-factor is symmetric about the centerline plane of the bicycle frame.
*Q-factor numbers provided by Truvativ
|Part||Center to Left||Center to Right||Q-factor|
|2009 HammerSchmidt FR||88.5||88.5||177|
|2009 HammerSchmidt AM||84.5||84.5||169|
|Holzfeller OCT (Howitzer)||88||889.3||177.3|
The Truvativ Engineers will without a doubt keep improving this already impressive system. Any rider can appreciate the benefits of this system and the bottom line is that HammerSchmidt will change the way you ride. Now if they can make the rear end work similarly!
We’ll try to get a HammerSchmidt to ride a bit more and see how they hold up but so far our thoughts is that it is a very impressive system. If you’ve got any questions feel free to ask away and we’ll try to answer what we can.
Be sure to check out the gallery as we’ve included a lot of detailed pictures of the intricacies of the HammerSchmidt.
You can also check out the HammerSchmidt website at www.magicmechanics.com.