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CASSETTE | Praxis Cycles – A few years ago, quietly and without much warning, SRAM re-wrote the book on MTB drivetrains and more or less caught everyone else with their pants down with the release of XX1. A slow response from the competition combined with a considerably steep price tag opened the door to several clever manufacturers seeking to fill what amounted to a gaping hole in the drivetrain market. Read More

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CASSETTE | Praxis Cycles’ 11-40t 10-speed mountain bike cassette has made its official debut at the Taipei Cycle Show. Costing just US$130 and weighing just 320g, it’s looking like an economical way to build a viable 1x drivetrain. Read More

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CASSETTE | Praxis Cycles – Looking for a wider gearing range? There are all sorts of add-on solutions out there right now, but Praxis feels that these modifications can cause both less than ideal jumps in gearing and hurt shifting performance. The better answer, they say, is their new $129.99 USD ten speed cassette that sports an 11 – 40 tooth range with a 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-34-40 spread. Read More

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CASSETTE | TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Praxis Works’ Adam Haverstock believes you shouldn’t have to cut a fat check to SRAM or Shimano or Frankenstein your existing 10-speed mountain drivetrain to get a wide-range 1-by setup. Read More

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CASSETTE | Praxis has thrown down a serious contender to anyone looking to convert their 10-speed mountain bike to a 1x setup with their new Wide Range Cassette, and it’s not even limited to 1x drivetrains. Read More

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TURN CRANKS | The TURN brand evolved from Praxis Works, the drivetrain focused company known for its cold forged chainrings and conversion bottom bracket. Over the years, TURN was progressed by Praxis Works’ customers repeatedly requesting a full crankset that utilised the Praxis rings and bottom bracket systems. Courtesy of UK distributor, Upgrade Bikes, CycleTechReview.com are taking a close look at the TURN Zayante M30 130BCD cranks, fitted with 53/39 Praxis Works LevaTime chainrings and the M30 Praxis Works Bottom Bracket… Read More

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CASSETTE | This Praxis 10-speed cassette is going to make a one-by drivetrain accessible to a lot more riders. While SRAM’s system is coming down in price as its XX1 technology trickles down he pricing chain, it’s still prohibitive to many. We’ve written about the inexpensive one-by ‘hack’ options, which work but not without sacrificing some shifting performance. The Praxis cassette maintains smooth, concise shifting and at $130, it costs about the same as a cog expander system, said the company’s Adam Haverstock. Read More

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CASSETTE | US company Praxis Works recently launched a 10 speed MTB cassette, to meet industry demand for a wider ratio that doesn’t require a step up conversion, and keeps a smooth shift. The company has used a mix of steel and 7075-T6 hard anodised aluminium to make sure the cassette isn’t just a weight doorstop. The weight comes in at 322g, so that’s quite competitive. Read More

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TURN CRANKS | I’d been keeping an eye on the development of Turn’s range of cranks for a while as I had a feeling the quality would be pretty good, based on the people behind them. Turn is a ‘second brand’ from the folks at Praxis Works — considered by many to be the only aftermarket chainrings worth considering. Read More

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TURN CRANKS | Within the cycling industry, it’s somewhat rare to see manufacturers develop mid-­level “workhorse” components rather than expensive, attention-­grabbing products that few riders can truly afford. Most often, we see these over-­marketed high end pieces developed, tested, and released, then only years later does that technology “trickle down” to a more affordable bracket. Thankfully, the forging gurus at Praxis Works have defied these trends with their TURN cranksets. Read More

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TURN CRANK STIFFNESS | As a lot of you tuning in already know, we’ve been working on our in-house road crank tests for the last 7 years, with our updates posted alongside all the previously tested cranks. One thing we’ve come to realize is that while some cranks have obvious changes over the years, others have quietly evolved behind the scenes. Because of this and a desire to build a new testing fixture, particularly one that would handle BB30 cranks as well, we decided it was time to retire the old tests and start again with a clean slate. Read More

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As a lot of you tuning in already know, we’ve been working on our in-house road crank tests for the last 7 years, with our updates posted alongside all the previously tested cranks. One thing we’ve come to realize is that while some cranks have obvious changes over the years, others have quietly evolved behind the scenes. Because of this and a desire to build a new testing fixture, particularly one that would handle BB30 cranks as well, we decided it was time to retire the old tests and start again with a clean slate. Read More

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On our visit to Praxis Works last week, we saw a lot of very trick chainrings and cranks. Praxis has been growing and bursting out of the seams with its forged aftermarket and OEM rings and 3D hollow cranks under the brand ‘Turn’. Read More

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Praxis Works may be best known for its chainrings and bottom brackets but soon you’ll also start seeing its new range of cranksets called Turn. Competitively priced and impressively flexible in terms of bottom bracket compatibility, the new Turn cranks will soon be finding their way on to both shop shelves and as OEM equipment on a wide range of Specialized bikes. Read More

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Praxis Cycles will soon debut its first complete mountain bike cassette aimed at riders who want more range from their current 10-speed systems but aren’t interested in breaking the bank for a complete 11-speed setup. The new cassette will feature a wide 11-40T range, even ratio jumps, and a price and weight roughly on par with Shimano Deore XT. Read More

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Praxis’s new 1x Wide/Narrow rings are CNC-machined from 4.5mm-thick 7075-T6 aluminum plate and are offered in 32, 34, 36, and 38-tooth sizes for 104mm BCD crankarms. In theory, the machined-only construction should reduce these chainrings’ longevity relative to the company’s forged and machined models but given the material used and chainring tooth profile, we expect that these will last at least as long as other narrow/wide offerings. Read More

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Best known for building drivetrain products for others, Praxis Works has been slowly emerging from the shadows with a range of slick-shifting high-end forged replacement chainrings and creak-resistant press-fit bottom brackets. When we spoke at Interbike last autumn, Praxis voiced reluctance at getting into the narrow/wide game due to intellectual property concerns. Those concerns have apparently been resolved, as the company has just come out with their own take on the increasingly-common chain-retaining tooth pattern. Read More

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Best known for building drivetrain products for others, Praxis Works has been slowly emerging from the shadows with a range of slick-shifting high-end forged replacement chainrings and creak-resistant press-fit bottom brackets. When we spoke at Interbike last autumn, Praxis voiced reluctance at getting into the narrow/wide game due to intellectual property concerns. Those concerns have apparently been resolved, as the company has just come out with their own take on the increasingly-common chain-retaining tooth pattern. Read More

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With the increasing prevalence of BB30/PressFit 30 bottom bracket shells in bikes, a problem arises for the rider who wants to use a Shimano crank; Shimano’s cranks all use 24mm axles and thus will not fit into a BB30’s 30mm bearing hole. Read More

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Praxis Works have quickly built a solid reputation for aftermarket crank and bottom bracket solutions that really make a difference. The Standard Road Chainring Set is one of these products. It brings the benefits of cold forging to a beautifully made chainring upgrade. Read More

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“This impeccably manufactured BB places the bearings outside of the bottom bracket shell at exactly the correct position for Shimano’s cranks. It’s highly recommended.” Read More (PDF)

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“[35mm] allows them to make the spindle from thinner walled alloy, which makes them stiffer for approximately the same overall weight. Combine that with the wider stance of their outboard bearing bottom bracket conversions and you get something massively stiff.” Read More

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“APTOS, CA—There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes. A new generation of aftermarket designs goes directly after creak and serviceability issues. Cartridge designs from Praxis Works are made of aluminum and thread together inside press-fit shells.” Read More (PDF)

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“A trick collet system on the central sleeve expands up against the inner walls of the shell as the two halves of the bottom bracket are threaded tightly into each other, too, making for a rock-solid fitment and a virtual guarantee against creaking.” Read More

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“After several hundred miles on various setups with the Praxis rings, we’d recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing to replace their chainrings or would like to improve their shifting right from the start” Read More

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“The 36-52 is becoming a popular alternative to the usual 34- or 36-50 compact cranks, offering a top gear almost equal to the typical 39-53 full-size combination. Praxis claims to offer the only cold-forged aftermarket set in this size.” Read More

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“We’ve already long been fans of the Praxis Works Forged chainrings, and now that they’re offering a 52/36 chainring combination for compact (110 BCD) cranks, they give us just one more reason to rejoice.” Read More

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“I’m happy to report that I’ve found a product that perfectly fits this bill. I found something that could actually make you faster, and the benefit could easily outweigh the fastest set of wheels. I found Praxis Works chainrings.” Read More

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“Single chainrings are becoming increasingly popular for XC racing, and remain a near-undisputed choice for gravity-oriented riding. Praxis Works helps you dial in your gearing with their durable, good-looking rings…” Read More

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“The real draw, however, will be their incredible stiffness. Pedaling efficiency should be among the best in the industry with the enormous arms and spindle but the stoutly reinforced spider arms…” Read More

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“The new chainring is fully engineered to work with the 110 BCD crank standard allowing riders to hammer in the 52, but drop down to a 36 when the grades start to go up.” Read More

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“Using their M35 bottom bracket, which fits into any BB30 or PFBB30 frame but puts the bearings outside the frame for a wider stance. This also lets them give their crank spindle a 35mm diameter. Yes, 35 millimeters.” Read More

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“Praxis says that understanding, and carefully managing, the relationship between the chain and chain ring is the key to good front shifting.” Read More

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“Praxis forge their rings, which, they say, allows them to offer more heavily engineered ring designs — i.e. better shifting — without the costs associated with more machining.” Read More

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“…know that they’re the only other company (other than Shimano) that forges its own chainrings.” Read More

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“This is a product that is better than virtually everything else (aftermarket and original gruppo production) shy of Shimano’s Dura Ace. The road result of the detailing is better shifting under any conditions up or down shifting versus stamped / machined rings. Far less lag / a far crisper pick up and a simple pronounced drop than standard SRAM Red, FSA or any of the other aftermarket rings…” Read More

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“Nothing says you can bend metal to your will better than forging a chainring…” Read More (pdf)

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