05 November, 2015

Noir Drillium Now In Stock

by Igor


Back in the day, racers would drill out their chainrings for weight savings. Realistically, there were negligible weight savings, but it sure did look super cool, especially when matched with drilled brake levers. These are our modern interpretation of classic drillium cranks, down to the countersinking. The contrast between black and silver is striking and elegant.

Through our strict lab tests, we have even seen a decrease in aerodynamic drag due to the dimpled surface (like a golf ball). Your results will vary.

We have kept the modern conveniences of ramped and pinned shifting for excellent performance as well as a normal 110 bolt circle diameter. Arm lengths are available in 165, 170, 172.5, and 175mm.

10 comments:

jsk_online said...

Ok, nice ... now how about a Noir Grand Cru 50.4? Or better yet, a Drillium Noir Grand Cru 50.4? Either or though, really --- I'd just like to see a black one, please.

Chris Miller said...

How many people saw the "strict lab testing" link and expected to go to a picture of a yellow dog licking a chainring?

*raises hand*

Jim Mearkle said...

Hah!
No, it would have to be a black lab, since it's noir.

Utah Adams said...

Looks nice. Any chance you will offer these with a wider gear range? Something like 28 - 44, or 28 - 46? Call me old and weak, but a 34t front ring is a bit tall for mountain roads.

VeloOrange said...

Drillium was a go fast and weight weenie thing. I don't think we'd do a wide range or 50.4bcd drillium.

Chris

Mark Holm said...

A little contrariness: Bicycles look good in many colors. Black is not one of them. A few black accents? OK. Black for the sake of black? Ugly!

S. Molnar said...

Any chance of a drillium water bottle? Those were all the rage with certain NorCal racers in the 70s (if the Bike Barb is to be believed).

brothersterno said...

I was honestly hoping for a BB30 crankset for improved stiffness around the bottom bracket. You can even do the new T47 bottom bracket to prevent pressfit problems.

Utah Adams said...

Makes sense to not have a wide range drillium. Any chance of a wider range ring set on the 50.4 crank?

Wes Ewell said...

Drillium Sillium. Black is good, though. It was the key to making the moss green color of my Camargue look pretty good.