Spécialités TA Carmina Cranks


These days, in the age of auto tune, Avengers movies with increasingly ridiculous names (Avengers: Infinity X Infinity Wars 2), and Donald Trump’s secret war on front derailleurs, it’s hard to find a good triple crankset. Heck. It’s hard to find a good double crankset. And it’s even harder to find either of those with a square taper bottom bracket.

Square taper bottom brackets are not evil. They are not stupid, retro grouchy or silly. If you are not really mountain biking, a square taper bottom bracket and crankset will hold up for ages. As long as a splined unit will. The bearings last longer. They’re easier to make. There is lower bearing drag. All positive things. Four folks make nice square taper cranks these days. Rivendell (Silver), Middleburn, Sugino and TA. The TA Carmina is a handsome, strong crankset. Woe is me, the Zephyr has gone the way of Tioga tension discs and Zima, the Crystal Pepsi of the bike world. Ahh well, the Carmina is rad ‘cause it has a replaceable spider. The finish is nice too! We sell the Carmina in a bunch of lengths. It only comes in a soft, satiny silver finish. It’s a good looking crank. It comes stock with pedal washers and auto extractors, both of which are nice little touches.

Spiders are available in 110 and 94 BCDs, double and triple sizes. They also make 130 and 104, but those sizes are not as handy as the 110 or 94 sizes. We sell the spiders with the spider lockring.

Head to our Carmina Spider product page to choose a spider, and then head to our TA chainring page to choose some rings! Finally, head here to get some chainring bolts. Oh wait, then go here to get a bottom bracket. It’s a bit overwhelming, and if you are worried about getting the right thing, just email us! We’ll get you what you need, no sweat.

Carmina cranks are designed for road, gravel or touring bikes with tires under 2”.

Generally speaking, use a 107 a 110 bottom bracket spindle for a double, and a 116 or 118 for a triple. Go wider if you have bigger tires.

155, 165, 170, 172.5, 175mm crank arm lengths available. Silver only. Cost with no spider: $250

Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

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