Praxis dips into carbon with Taipei Cycle launch of Lyft crank

Experts in forging metal Praxis has debuted a first foray into carbon cranksets at the Taipei Cycle Show.

Notably absent of the Turn branding which formerly featured on Praxis-made cranksets, the Lyft will come in 170 or 175mm lengths and utilise a three-bolt direct mount. Both 1x and 2x compatibility is offered at 10 or 11 speed.

The bottom bracket choice is an M30 Thru Series, while the frame shells BB width can be 68/73mm for BSA, 73mm BB30/PF30 or 92mm for BB90/92. In a first for Praxis, the Lyft BB has an adjustable bearing tension design.

The carbon addition follows the launch of entry level cranksets. The cheaper 2D forged drivetrain product was first teased at Interbike last year and is now hitting distributors worldwide. For the road cyclist, the Alba crank joins the portfolio to sit below the hollow forged Zagante.

A prototype low cost chain guide (expected to retail somewhere between $25 and $30) also debuted at the show. The molded guide will be adjustable in both height and lateral movement and initially is suited to ISCG 05 chain guide tabs.