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White Industries ENO Single Speed Cranks

The White Industries ENO singlespeed crankset is not only a beautiful example of industrial design, it’s one of the very few American-made bicycle components on the market. Each piece is CNC-machined in Petaluma, CA and individually polished under the watchful eye of Doug White. The concern for craftsmanship and attention to detail is apparent, hence White Industries has a well-earned reputation for quality.

The crankset is based on a “spiderless” design, with the chainring attaching to the drive-side crankarm via a splined interface with a lockring. I’ve been using a similar setup on my singlespeed mountain bike for years, and after the initial installation with a touch of Loctite, I’ve never had to tighten the lockring. Thus far, the ENO setup has been flawless, as well. The crankarms are machined from 2024 aluminum, which is known for it’s long fatigue life and high strength to weight ratio.

The ENO crankset uses a JIS standard square-tapered bottom bracket. The White Industries bottom bracket is a premium quality component, with sealed cartridge double row angular contact bearings.

The ENO chainrings are machined from 7075 aluminum and feature the aforementioned proprietary splined interface. They’re designed to work with both 1/8″ or 3/32″ chains (though their freewheels are only compatible with 3/32″). As you would expect, the teeth are un-ramped, and thus only suitable for singlespeed applications. Perhaps most importantly. the ENO chainring seems to be as round as the day is long, which can’t be said for all chainrings.

The ENO cranks retail for $225, and the chainring retails for $50 or $60, depending on the size. The stainless bottom bracket is $120. Visit www.whiteind.com for more info.

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6 Comments

  1. Pink RobeSeptember 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    $400? Criminy. ‘Tis some nice bling…

  2. BICYCLES4EVERSeptember 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    White Industries is a B4E favorite and great people to work with on custom projects!!!

  3. PDXbikerSeptember 22, 2010 at 2:45 am

    $$$$ but they make some really nice stuff.

  4. Andrew OaklandSeptember 22, 2010 at 11:40 am

    $400 sounds about right for high-end cranks, chain ring, and bb. A C-Record track crankset, chain ring, and bb would be about the same.

  5. Andrew WatkinsNovember 2, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I own this crank and its VERY SOLID.

  6. AngusApril 13, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I got a pair of the cnc’d ones with integrated bashguard for $180US on ebay, turn heads wherever they go and are a joy to ride, strong as all hell!

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