Praxis has been making a name for itself as an option for crankset upgrades and bike builds – we featured the Alba M30 in this year’s RCUK 100 – and the California-based brand has now introduced the Zayante Carbon. It’s based around carbon fibre cranks arms, a proprietary aluminium spider and Praxis’ oversized M30 spindle.
It’s a modular design which, thanks to the removable spider, can be used with a spider-based power meter, a direct mount single chainring or, of course, a double chainring setup. Want to swap from a 1x drivetrain to a 2x? The Zayante lets you do that. The Praxis spider pictured also uses a custom 160/104mm bolt pattern that allows for a full range of double chainring combinations.
Claimed weight is 610g (with 52-36t chainrings and 172.5mm cranks), making it lighter than Shimano Dura-Ace R9100. Plus it’s cheaper, too, at $325 (UK price tbc).