Given the success of our campaign we have opted to skip the stretch goal and instead thank our Kickstarter backers the best way we know how. We said that we will be using the latest bicycle tech and here it is: SRAM S-1000 Direct Mount Crankset with a Wolf Tooth Components 42t Chainring!
This is a big upgrade from the Sram S350 and Shimano Zee.
Direct mount cranksets are lighter, look better and, in our case, allow for a perfect chainline. The Sram S-1000 is cold forged 6066 aluminum, it is strong and lightweight. A direct mount crankset is the lightest setup possible, eliminating the spider which also requires mounting bolts. Direct mount allows for many chainring options as you are not limited by the bolt circle diameter of the spider. This is the newest crankset from Sram.
The Wolf Tooth Components chainring is CNC machined from a solid billet of aluminum. It is well known to be a high end upgrade for riders wishing to switch to a 1x drivetrain or upgrade their existing 1x. It has a narrow/wide tooth profile allowing for excellent chain retention. It is designed and manufactured in the USA.
We have more exciting news coming very soon, stay tuned!
Peter and The Helix Team