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Praxis Works Cadet MTB Crankset

Niel Ubod May 23, 2024


Value friendly XC/Trail crank that still packs a punch!

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Praxis Works Cadet MTB Crankset

The Praxis Works Cadet MTB Crankset is a value friendly XC and Trail crank that still packs a punch. With updated arm shaping and spacing, this second-generation Cadet transfers power nicely while delivering the premium fitment you expect from a Praxis crank. The Cadet crankset is compatible with 3-bolt direct mount chainrings and fits Super Boost (55 mm chainline), Boost (52 mm chainline) and Standard (49 mm chainline) frames.

Chainring sold separately.


Key Product Details


The Praxis Cadet MTB Crankset is compatible 3-bolt direct mount chainrings, as well as with the power2max Praxis MTB Power Meter. It uses a M30 spindle (30 mm/28 mm) spindle and fits Praxis M30 bottom brackets.

Key Features:

Forged alloy crank arms, M30 spindle (30 mm/28 mm), Praxis 3-Bolt Direct Mount interface, 558 grams (170 mm), 2-year warranty. See Specs tab for more information.

Advice From Our Staff:

If you are looking for an entry level crankset, but still want to know you’re riding a tried-and-true Praxis, this might be your crank. It’s not quite as light and snappy as some of the carbon cranks, but this second generation Cadet is perfect for all types of XC and trail riding.


Other Versions to Consider

Girder Crankset: If you are looking to shave a bit of weight, we might recommend the slightly nicer Praxis Girder MTB Crankset. It’s a bit more expensive, but features carbon crank arms which are lighter and stiffer than the alloy arms of the Cadet.

Cadet HD Crankset: We also sell the Praxis Cadet HD which is more of an Enduro crank. It’s very similar to the Cadet here, but features slightly beefed up 640-gram crank arms.


  • Chainring/Power Meter: This crankset is compatible 3-bolt direct mount chainrings, as well as with the power2max Praxis MTB Power Meter
  • Bottom Bracket: It fits Praxis M30 (30 mm/28 mm) bottom brackets

Praxis Cadet Specs

  • Interface: Praxis 3-Bolt Direct Mount
  • Crank Arm Material: Forged Alloy
  • Spindle Size: M30 (30 mm/28 mm)
  • Chainrings: 1x
  • Chainline: Super Boost 55 mm (with 0 mm offset ring) | Boost 52 mm (with 3 mm offset ring) | Standard 49 mm (with 6 mm offset ring)
  • Q-Factor: 172 mm
  • Weight: 558 grams (170 mm)
  • Warranty: 2 years

Tools Needed for Installation

You will need the following tools for installation of this product. You can purchase many of these commonly used tools in our store.

  • 8 mm Allen key

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