That age-old problem of short cranks & gearing for kids and small adults? Well, it used to be a problem...

After much work throughout 2020, we are pleased to release the impressive Croder Cycling Spirit Crankset as UK Distributor. We've worked with this specialist Taiwanese brand to refine their superb modular crankset for Youth (and Adult) riders creating perfect gearing and bikefit options - with very short crank arm lengths, unavailable until now.

These superlight AL-7075-T6, fully CNC cranks start at 140mm long and include 145mm, 150mm, 155mm, 160mm, 165mm, 167.5mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm & 180mm lengths. With this range of crank arms, the Spirit Crankset can achieve the right bikefit for everyone - kids, youth and small or large adults.

As it's a modular system, you can adjust the crank arms length as the child grows, retaining the original axle, bottom bracket and chainrings - just swap out the crank arms. By swapping the bottom bracket, you can also migrate the crankset to a different bike - from a traditional threaded frame to an advance pressfit carbon-fibre frame for example.

Cranksets can be run either using a single (direct mount) chainring for Cyclo-cross/Gravel/MTB or a double chainring set-up, using the latest Shimano 4-bolt, 110bcd layout - for Road/Gravel/Leisure cycling.

Gearing options are what really brings the Spirit Crankset alive! With super-compact 46/30T options, it's real-world gearing for smaller adults and youth cyclists in particular. For so many riders, the industry standard compact 50/34T is simply too big. 48/32T, 50/34T and 52/36T are also available for double chainring systems, with 30T/32T/34T/36T & 38T available in direct mount 1x format. You can run both too - a double in Summer and a single in Winter!

We are now adding Croder Spirit cranksets as an option to our self-build bundles on the range of HUP bikes, as they are the ultimate lightweight, short and narrow cranks for kids, youth, small adult and large adult riders for CX, Gravel, Road, Triathlon & MTB cycling. We also have accessories like Ceramic bottom brackets, front mech adaptors and more.

Our UCI minimum weight Aluminium HUP straatrace (above) running a double chainring is quite a thing! CLICK HERE