ALDHU Carbon

Lighter. Stiffer. Stronger.

The new carbon option for your modular ALDHU® cranks. 

 ROTOR ALDHU Carbon landscape

How much lighter and stiffer are they?

ROTOR’s first-generation aluminum ALDHU® 172.5 mm crank arms with 50/34 direct mount chainrings weigh in excess of 600 g, which is lean enough for extruded, CNC’d cranks. By exploiting the advantages of carbon fiber, the new carbon crank arms shed 100 grams to lower the total weight to 523.5 g for the same crankset combination. At the same time, the cranks’ absolute vertical and horizontal stiffness were increased by 11 percent and 36.1 percent respectively.

Featured crankset combinations

Since no two cyclists are exactly alike, when comfort and/or performance determine the quality of a ride or the outcome of a race, the ability to precisely dial in personal preferences becomes crucial. The ALDHU® Carbon cranks can be combined with different types of spiders, chainrings, and axles to optimize comfort and performance. To guide the selection process, ROTOR has organized possible crankset combinations into four categories: Standard, Superlight, Aero, and Full Aero with 1x and 2x configurations in all except Standard.

ALDHU Carbon Crankset build options for lightweight or aero bikes

Twin Leg Technology

ALDHU® Carbon crank arms have been designed in combination with ROTOR’s 30 mm axles. The patented interface between crank arms and axle offers a simple assembly but with a firm fit. This design solves a specific problem, which is that power losses are mainly generated by axle torsion under pedaling force. To address this, the robust axle reduces power losses that occur when force is exerted on the left pedal. The balance achieved to minimize these losses is called TWIN LEG TECHNOLOGY.

ROTOR ALDHU Carbon Crank arms for road, gravel, and triathlon cycling

OCP Mount

This technology allows the rider to adjust the orientation of ROTOR’s Q RINGS® oval chainrings by degrees relative to the crank. OCP Mount is based on the combination of three independent elements: axle, right crank arm and spider with oval chainring (or in the absence of a spider, a direct mount Q RINGS®). The patented crank interface for a DM Q RINGS® allows for the most precise adjustment of an oval chainring to date.

With these new benefits built into the crank structure, users who place a premium on choice can customize their cranksets owing to ALDHU®’s modular structure. ROTOR first introduced this concept into its product range in 2017. Since then ROTOR has added components to the ALDHU® category to further extend its customization configurations.

Available upgrades

ALDHU®’s modularity offers cyclists the added advantage to upgrade to the new carbon crank arms if they already use an ALDHU® or VEGAST® crankset. A 10 mm Allen key, a pair of ALDHU® Carbon cranks, and two minutes are all it takes to complete this easy upgrade.

Users can easily add power measurement with the INspider power meter, which measures power, cadence, and balance, and employs two proprietary metrics, Torque 360 and Optimum Chainring Angle.


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