White Industries Bike Components

White Industries Bike Components
Based in Petaluma, CA, White Industries bike components are made entirely in the US. Since 1978, from pedals to hubs, the company has made bike parts for both single-speed and road bikes, with worldwide distribution. With competitive pricing and designs that solve the challenges faced in bike design, White Industries components are innovative.

Cranks

With crank arms made from billet aluminum, White Industries has lightweight, yet stiff, cranks for single-speed, mountain or multigeared bikes. The rigid, box-shape design helps maximize power into the crank arm.

Road bike cranks have a low Q factor, just 142 millimeters, for quick and efficient power transfer. These cranks require a nine- or 10-speed chain and weigh 655 grams.

For multigear bikes, the spline interface located between the crank arm and chain ring offers more versatility. Weighing in at 540 grams, these cranks need an eight- or single-speed, 1/8-inch or 3/32-inch chain.

Its VBC, variable bolt circle, mountain cranks come in a double ring, rather then the industry-standard triple ring. The mountain crankset weighs in at 655 grams and requires a nine- or 10-speed chain.

Bottom Brackets

White Industries bottom brackets feature a square taper design. Consumers have a choice of titanium or stainless steel construction, and the bracket supports JIS square taper cranks. What sets its brackets apart from other brands is that they include dual-rowed, angular-contact bearings, which let riders or mechanics make preload adjustments.

Pedals

Whether you have on running shoes, sandals or flip flops, White Industries kickplate pedals are easy to ride with. Its Urban Pedal can fit single- or double-strap toeclips. You can choose black or silver anodized pedals with sealed cartridge bearings and tapered, 17-4 stainless steel spindles.

Front Hubs

Its front hub is one of the lightest weight hubs on the market for road bikes, yet the front hub still features the durability cyclists depend on. The axle of the hub is made from 12 millimeter aluminum, and the finish of the hub is both silver and black anodized. This hub weighs in at a mere 97 grams.

Rear Hubs

The H3 road bike hub has a high/low flange design that produces better spoke tension with 130 millimeter hub spacing while maximizing aerodynamics. The hub weighs in at 250 grams, and the titanium design comes compatible with Campy or Shimano.

White Industries has two rear hubs for single-speed bikes. The eccentric ENO line is made for bikes with vertical dropouts and solves the common problem with chain tension with adjustability. Within the ENO line, there are two models: the ENO and the Disc ENO. The Disc ENO is a nondrive-side six bolt, while the ENO can be fixed or free with the flip-flop design.

The second rear hub design is the standard ENO, built for single-speed bikes with eccentric bottom brackets or horizontal dropouts. It is a bolt on-style hub with freewheel compatibility that affixes to a bike frame with a quick release. You can customize the configuration of the hub as flip-flop. Just like with the eccentric Disc ENO, the standard Disc ENO is a nondrive-side six bolt.

Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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