Race Face and the 428g chainset

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Race Face NEXT SL cranks

428g of carbon crankness – or 438g if you run the optional (and available in colours) crank boots at the end. That’s what Race Face’s new carbon cranks, carbon fibre spider and 34T chainring weighs in at.

Race Face has looked everywhere to save every gram – including some pointless looking weight relief on the cranks that apparently saves 6g, but it all counts, right? The crank inserts are stronger now too, but the cranks are still lighter.

Race Face Next SL
That’s the heavy version – the rubber boots are 5g an arm
Race Face next sl cranks
As light as it gets?

The big weight saving is in the chainring and spider. The carbon fibre spider is co-moulded into the chainring. This makes it 13% stiffer than the regular Cinch chainring.

Race Face next sl cranks
The front of the new co-moulded chainring/spider
Race Face next sl cranks
Here’s the back of the chainring

The cranks will come in 170mm or 175mm and the chainrings will be 28-36. The cranks are out now. The rings will be here in July or so. The US price is $479 for the cranks and $90 for the noticeably light, new rings.


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