Don't get caught up in the whole "billet" thing and don't waste an extra penny on a billet crank. The word "billet" is probably the most whored out and misused word in our industry. JMO...I really appreciate you letting me know about that because I did not realize they were as reasonably priced as they are. If I can move money around enough that will be my first upgrade. The last thing I want to worry about is the bottom end of this thing.